Biskop Gunnerus gate 14B
1. prize in architectural competition. 2009
Bollinger + Grohmann Ingeniører and Transsolar
C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Kristin Jarmund Architects and Urban Planners Rodeo Arkitekter
- 1. prize in architectural competition. 2009
At the heart of Oslo Centre lies the Oslo Central Station hub, which is the point of entry to Oslo from the rest of the world. Here, at Biskop Gunners gate 14B, a new urban space with a plaza, hotel and high-rise building is creating attractive living spaces and efficient urban connections.
Biskop Gunners gate 14B will be a pioneering international project when it comes to the environment and sustainability. The project will strengthen the area's development and highlight Oslo's ambition to make this particular part of the city better at handling many transport users, while also being an attractive place to visit. Based on the site’s location between the Oslo Central Station traffic hub and the districts of Grønland and Vaterland, the project underlines the meeting between the special characteristics and qualities of the three areas. The project optimises the urban plan by interconnecting different areas and terrain differences, and is also organised to support a good and efficient flow.
Today, existing buildings account for 100% of the site’s area, but with the new plan, more than 50% of the area will be used as a publicly accessible urban space. A cohesive new ground level will be established as a continuous landscape element that also connects the area with the green path along the river Akerselva, which is highlighted as an experience element.
The project consists of two building carcases, standing on a common base with a square. The western building will primarily house a hotel, while the eastern building will mainly be devoted to offices. The building carcases are broken down into several smaller volumes, which together are reminiscent of the Oslo silhouette. The building's terrace rings are used for roof gardens and vantage points.