Oslo Airport City by Haptic Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture

Oslo Airport City by Haptic Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture

Haptic Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture have unveiled their winning design for the masterplan of Oslo Airport City (OAC), a sustainable smart city located adjacent to Oslo Airport. The 4 million sqm city, set to be powered entirely by renewable energy, will take 30 years to build.

Backed by the Norwegian governments' green shift from an oil-based economy to one powered by renewable energy, Oslo Airport City will embrace low carbon features and green technologies. The city will be a test-bed for a technology-driven city, with plans to incorporate driverless electric cars, auto-lighting and smart technologies for services like mobility, waste-managment and security.

"This is a unique opportunity to design a new city from scratch," commented Tomas Stokke Director, Haptic Architects. "Using robust city planning strategies such as walkability, appropriate densities, active frontages and a car free city centre, combined with the latest developments in technology, we will be able to create a green, sustainable city of the future. Capitalising on the central location in northern Europe, a highly skilled workforce and proximity to an expansive and green airport, OAC has all the ingredients needed to make this a success. This is the most exciting type of project we can do as architects and I am very proud to be part of it"