Oslo Airport Expansion

Project information

  1. Location Oslo Airport, Norway
  2. Area140.000 m²
  3. Construction cost14 bn NOK

Project details

  1. Year2009 — 2017
  2. StatusDelivered
  3. Partners COWI
    Per Rasmussen

    Sub consultants:
    NSW Arkitektur
    Hjellnes Consult
    Bjørbekk & Lindheim Landskapsarkitekter
    Speirs + Major
    BuroHappold Engineering
    AKT II
  4. Client Avinor
  5. Enquiries Gudmund Stokke
    Bjørn Olav Susæg
  6. Scope Airport planning and design
    Interior design
    Furniture design
    Product design
    Design management

The World's Greenest Airport

When Oslo Airport needed to increase capacity to accommodate 35 million passengers per year, the winning bid came from Nordic. The project involved planning and designing airside and landside areas, expanding the existing terminal building, and adding a new pier.

The result - The first BREEAM Excellent rated airport building in the world.

Proud winner of International Architecture Award 2018, from The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture https://www.internationalarchitectureawards.com/winners/

Other awards

  1. Building Awards, International Project of the Year 2017 WINNER
  2. WAN Sustainable Building Awards 2017 WINNER
  3. Iconic Awards – Architecture 2017 WINNER
  4. Future Travel Experience Global Award, Best Airport Design Project 2017 WINNER
  5. Prosjekt Norge: Project of the year 2017 WINNER
  6. Norsk Bergindustris natursteinspris – Terminal floor, 2017 WINNER
  7. World Architecture Festival, Transport - Completed Buildings 2017 FINALIST/SHORTLIST
  8. Zumtobel Group Awards 2017 FINALIST/SHORTLIST
  9. INSIDE, Civic, Culture & Transport 2017 FINALIST/SHORTLIST

Go with the flow

The pier is the main new design feature at Oslo Airport. The pier, which is constructed with curved glulam beams and cladded with oak, creates an efficient and flexible passenger flow by siting domestic and international areas one on top of the other, allowing all travellers to use all gates.

We let the existing structure inspire, not inhibit our thinking or restrict our ideas – we wanted to create something that would be perceived as new Christian Henriksen, Architect MNAL and Partner in Nordic

A sustainable submission

Oslo airport is one of the most energy efficient airports in the world, so it was important for Nordic to think in terms of a sustainable extension. The shape of the building takes advantage of passive solar energy and sunlight, and features low-carbon technologies like district heating and natural thermal energy.

A plan to expand

Travel to the new airport with Inga in the video below

Initial design sketches

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