Architect worked on sustainable city project with Nordic

Haptic and Nordic – Office of Architecture have revealed their winning masterplan for the Oslo Airport City.

The 4m sq m development next to Oslo Airport aspired to be a model for a sustainable smart city, said the architects as part of the Norwegian government’s shift from oil towards renewable energy.

Taking 30 years to build, it will be powered entirely by renewable energy and served by electric vehicles. Cars will be banned in the centre and residents will be “never more than five minutes away from public transport”.

Surplus energy will be sold to surrounding buildings and communities – and used to de-ice planes.

It will cater largely to the airport’s workforce which is set to grow from 22,000 to 40,000 people by 2050.

The city will have a large outdoor swimming lake, a park and a green activity loop to connect the planned individual districts.