Galleri Oslo

From urban barrier to urban connector. The proposal develops a strategy for Galleri Oslo to be transformed and reach its full potential as a vibrant and sustainable quarter.

Galleri Oslo
Client: Oslo Areal AS
Status: 1st prize
Size: 45 000 m2
Location, Oslo, Norway
Type: Parallel Commission, Mixed use / Urban planning
Collaborators: A-Lab, GXN, Sweco

How can the "new" Galleri Oslo reach the contemporary and future needs for density, programming and public space as well as connect to the north, south, east and west?

Urban barrier to urban connector

Historic loss of public space

Historic loss of public space - how to re-qualify the urban landscape?

It used to be a great connection to the fjord
- It had a strong relationship to Akerselva
- It had a beautiful market
- Scheigaards gate was Oslo´s first miljøgate

The good, the bad, and the ugly

The new masterplan is a characterised by its coherence and robustness in order to offer flexibility within the future scenario. It seamlessly connects the site to the Akers river, Smalgangen street and Grønland Torg's unique diversity and vibrant city life. The strategy shows how the area can be developed as a multifunctional and attractive urban environment with a focus on the ground floors, street space and the new bus terminal. Giving a more human scale to the project, anchoring it locally, fostering new meeting places and attractive connections to the city.

Project team: Eric Reid, Linn Runeson, Gauthier Durey

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