Client: Landbrukskvartalet Utvikling AS
Status: Competition (2015)
Clasification: 1 prize
Location: Oslo, Norway
Coordinates: 59.910745, 10.765555
Climate: Continental, Temperate
Environments: Railway, Urban
Types: Masterplan, Public space
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.