Oslo - Stavanger
Climate-conscious urban growth: Oslo puts theories into practice at street level
Oslo’s mayor has succeeded in putting policy into practice in terms of getting cars out of the city. Around 7,000 former parking spaces in the city centre have been converted into recreational areas. It’s expensive to park in the city – and it’s more expensive to drive in the city during rush hour.
If you then add that Oslo Municipality requires BDNG certification for all new builds, then you get the picture that Oslo wishes to be a frontrunner in environmental policy in the future. The Norwegians also have the budget to go all-in for the climate. Oslo invests heavily in culture, from the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet (2008), designed by Snøhetta, to a wide range of new buildings; see below.
Highlights from the program:
Art and culture define the waterfront: the new Edward Munch museum will open in 2020, designed by the Spanish studio Abalos & Herreros with a capacity for 500,000 visitors a year
Oslo’s new central library: Deichman Library, designed by Oslo architects Lund Hagem arkitekter and Atelier Oslo
New National Museum, designed by Kleihues+Schuwerk
From industrial harbour to recreational outdoor space, including a new harbour baths and many green urban spaces
Presentation from Oslo Municipality on how to realise a climate strategy as a public authority
Visit to local Norwegian architectural studios
Number of days: 2-3 days
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