Nordre Gate

40 contemporary apartments with business premises at ground floor in one of Oslo’s most vibrant, young and hip quarters: Grünerløkka.

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The main construction is made up of cross laminated timber (CLT), partly revealed in the interior thus benefitting the indoor climate of the apartments.

Both the cladding of the main façade towards the street and the courtyard façade are wood veneer boards. Verdant roof terraces facilitating a whole range and variety of plants and the possibility for nurturing trees. Pollination friendly plants at roof level, aid pollen-bearing insects e.g bees, thus reinforcing one of the city’s main green corridors for insects. Residents gain a green oasis of fruit trees and berry bushes at roof level and quite a substantial area has been reserved for growing vegetables. The project focuses on facilitating informal social meeting spaces and arenas for developing a good neighborhood through quality design.

The building opens to the street through shops and a restaurant at ground level. An arcade facilitates al-fresco serving without occupying the sidewalk. The backyard is accessible to all residents in the neighborhood and gives space to a common playground, completing the green elements as well as other recreative elements.

Image credits — Melissa Hegge

  • Project
    Nordre Gate
  • Client
    NGU AS
  • Appointment
  • Completion
  • Collaborators

  • Location
    Grünerløkka, Oslo, Norway
  • Type

    Planning and urbanism

  • Size
    6 000 m²
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