Lanbrukskvartalet is situated next to Bjørvika, the Oslo Central Station, the historical old town and the multicultural Grønland.

Landbrukskvartalet will be developed in a time when agriculture has a new relevance related to urban food culture, bioproducts and the agricultural sector’s role in a sustainable future. We believe Landbrukskvartalet can highlight these tendencies and that its development becomes a reinterpretation of the site’s historic relationship between the city and its productive surroundings.

Landbrukskvartalets existing design is about logistics; Milk in and dairy products out. Our concept starts with following the milk through the facility, letting the flow of the milk define the design decisions. This results in a porous city block with several openings to the surroundings, a cluster of urban spaces with strong identity and a clear communication of the industrial heritage. Simultaneously Landbrukskvartalet can become a pilot in the use of bio-materials, and Norweigan agriculture can become the material supplier. The result can become a manifestation of the agriculture’s role in the green shift and an identity based on the historical roots of the city block.


architect: Transborder Studio  |  team: Øystein Rø, Espen Røyseland, Håvard Skarstein, Fredrikke Frølich, Søren Olav Saanum Bessesen, Margrete Bjone Engelien, Gauthier Durey  |  client: Landbrukskvartalet Utvikling AS  |  status: Competition (2015)  |  clasification: 1 rang  |  location: Oslo, Norway (59.910745, 10.765555)  |  climate: Continental, Temperate  |  material: undefined  |  environments: Railway, Urban  |  landscape: Geir Nummedal  |  visualizer: Studio  |  scale: extralarge  |  types: masterplan, public space  |  views: 2.943