Aftenposten newspaper published an extensive article this summer where NIELSTORP+ were highlighted as the main Norwegian architectural success stories in China.
China Eastern Airlines entrusted NIELSTORP+ as the architectural firm for their new global headquarters, and this was completed in spring 2018 on Hongqiao aiport. The buildings are 245 000 m2, twice as big as the new government quarter in Oslo.
Here is an exerpt from the article:
“China has 1,3 billion residents and several hundred thousand architects – and still gave their big Project to a Norwegian architectural firm.
– You might say we’ve gained a peculirar track record on airport related building. Maybe the Norwegian characteristics with many nature elements in contrast to traffic and pollution may be a trace to why they chose us, says Torp.T
Torp and his collegues have drawn the headquarters for SAS in Stockholm, Royal Jordanian Airlines in Amman, British Airways in London, as well as Oslo Airport Gardermoen T1 (as part of the firm Aviaplan). When the firm was invited to participate in the international architectural competition for China Eastern Airlines’ globale operational center – it was a result of this.
– Our philosophy is really quite the same, even if we make big urban plans or big buildings. The Chinese have been very interested in what we did for Aker brygge and Tjuvholmen, explains Niels Torp”
Read the article here: