Oslo Airport Terminal

Project information

  1. Location Oslo‚ Norway
  2. Area140.000 m²
  3. Construction cost3‚2 bn NOK

Project details

  1. Year1993 — 1998
  2. StatusCompleted
  3. Partners Aviaplan consisted of:
    Nordic
    NIELSTORP+ arkitekter
    Skaarup & Jespersen
    Hjellnes COWI
    Bjørbekk & Lindheim
  4. Client Oslo Lufthavn
  5. Enquiries Christian Henriksen
  6. Scope Airport planning and design
    Masterplanning
    Sustainability
    Interior design
    Furniture design
    Product design
    Design management

The gateway to Norway

Nordic, as a part of Aviaplan, won the project to design the main gateway to Norway, Oslo Airport, in an international competition in 1989. The task included masterplanning of airside and landside infrastructure in addition to the terminal building, control tower and train station. The new airport opened to the public in 1998, and was praised in the media as the most modern airport in Europe.

Convenience and flexibility

Designed around the principles of clarity and legibility, the main terminal building is an open, flexible envelope formed from heroic glulam roof beams that take advantage of a historic local tradition of finely crafted timber engineering. 

How to get there

Before you fly off you have to get to the airport. Nordic planned for easy arrival by car or bus at the large forecourt, or by express trains from Oslo Central Station. The train plat­forms are located 7 metres be­low ground, and pas­sen­gers are brought di­rectly up into the ter­mi­nal via escalators. 

A plan to expand

Oslo airport covers an area of 13,5 km², and has two runways. We planned the terminal so that all functional areas can be easily expanded. The airside taxiway system is designed to minimise aircraft movements on the ground. 

Down to the details

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