Situated on the waterfront in the Oslo fjord, Filipstad will be developed as unique new location in the city combining living, business, entertainment, tourism, transport and leisure in one new neighborhood on the waterfront of Oslo. The new hotel is situated between the beautiful Norwegian nature of Bygdoy and closely connected to the city center with Aker Brygge and the city hall within walking distance.
The opening of Filipstad, a post-industrial site connecting Oslo to the world, provides a unique opportunity of starting from scratch - open, interconnected, and intelligent. Inherent in Filipstad is a uniqueness of structure, scale, typology, morphology, program, and artificiality, existing as a raw beauty devoid of the stylistic judgments controlling the rest of the city.
The Mountain range
The design for the “mountain range” screens off the terminal activities and combines collectivity and individuality in one form. Separate volumes are combined to minimize redundancy while retaining a clear address and recognizable form. Moreover this foreground/background interplay of volumes renders a higher depth to its elements while at the same time allows for multiple cross views.
The program includes retail, offices, housing, kindergarten, super-gym, and a 33 storey conference hotel.
OSLO 360 HOTEL
The hotel and conference facility is the tour de force, a new lighthouse, marking the development area, extended to host cruise ships in the near future. The hotel twists and stretches to take advantage of the fascinating site location: park and islands at the base, and 360 degree views above. Arranged in a single layer around a spectacular central atrium, all rooms have amazing views to the fjord and city. At the west, the hotel steps down with terraced rooms and meets the sea with an amphitheater and park.
The geometry of this 33 storey triangle based tower is motivated by the perception of accelerated perspectives, assuring a constant elegance from every viewpoint in the city.
Title: Colorline Fery terminal and hotel / Client: Oslo Havn KF, Oslo Harbor / Location: Filipstad, Oslo, Norway / Site: Former harbor area on reclaimed land / Area: 90.000m2 / Program: Detailed Regulation Plan for Ferry Terminal and bordering urban development. The program includes retail, offices, housing, kindergarten, super-gym, and a 33 storey conference hotel. / Status: First Prize Competition 2005-06, currently under regulation planning / Design: Gary Bates, Gro Bonesmo, Adam Kurdahl with Jens Noach, Naofumi Namba, Inês Almeida, Hans Papke, Peder Brand, Henrik Brandsdal / Visualizations: LUXIGON / SPACE GROUP