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"