When your’e designing buildings on reclaimed land in a harbour you aren’t restricted by the city’s street grid. When laying down the streets and plazas at Tjuvholmen the focus was on sunlight, views and the element of surprise. This new city district has been given maximum shoreline exposure to the Oslofjord with two kilometres of differentiated paths along the quays. The canal, the fjord surface at Filipstad and the beach zone by the park can be perceived as water spaces. A hierarchy of streets and pathways has been created, ranging from avenues to narrow alleys. The spaces created have been carefully matched in order not to be oversized or barren. The buildings have been given moderate heights, allowing the city’s natural hilly landscape to retain its dominant role.
Projects: F1 north: offices, restaurant, shops 15,000 m² 2009, F3: Residential, offices, shops, 19,300 m² 2009, F1 south: Residential, offices, restaurant, 9,200 m², 2010