A possibility study created for OMA (Oslo Metropolitan Arena) and Skøyen Områdeforum. The study is created to open up for collaboration between the public and the private sector. The document gives tools to work over the boarders and visualises potentials ad advices in a toolbox and through analysis and illustrations.
Client: OMA (Oslo Metropolitan Arena)
Size: 750 000 m2
Location: Oslo, Norway
Type: Possibility study
Collaborators: DARK Arkitekter, LPO Arkitekter, Tuvalu Arkitekter
edit has together with DARK Design Group, LPO and Tuvalu worked on developing a city floor map for Skøyen within the area which covered by the draft area plan for Skøyen. The client is the Skøyen area forum, a group in the Oslo MetropolitanArea (OMA).
Oslo Municipality has long been working on an area plan for Skøyen. Unfortunately, the work has led to a lot of dissatisfaction and the process has taken a long time. Both landowners and residents do not feel heard and neither like nor can live with the proposal from the Planning and Building Agency (PBE). The Urban Environment Agency (BYM) started work at the end of 2020 where they focus on the urban floor at Skøyen. They only work with the publicly owned part of the city floor, and avoid building areas and height discussions. The work will reveal the implementation realism in the area plan and whether public spaces are sufficient.
Initially, we obtained data and obtained an overview as well as clarifications of expectations with the landowners. We asked them to send a short version of their projects, with goals / vision, what is in line with the area plan, and where there are collisions. We also established contact and informed BYM and PBE that the landowners had started this work.
edit has assisted the work with the city floor map to get an overall insight into landscape problems and opportunities on the prank. Through accurate mapping and analysis, we found points that have an opportunity for development for green / blue structures, and from this created recommendations for how we can use ecology in urban development and create attraction and involvement of people through the process and think locally for all living organisms.
• Our recommendation is to create an overall and comprehensive plan for flood management and surface water for Skøyen centre, seen in the context of a park strategy that can help create better connections between existing parks and green spaces. Each individual landowner and developer must relate to the superior surface water plan, and in dialogue with each other and the municipality could work together to create good solutions across ownership. • Use urban nature as a tool to create better and clearer walking and cycling connections, delimitation and zoning in urban spaces and squares and as an aesthetic element that invites use and stay. • There is little potential for infiltration into the ground masses on Skøyen today (fill mass, clay soil, weathering material). In the case of major earthworks and the development of new infrastructure and property, it is very beneficial at the same time replace the masses. Focus on the use and re establishment of local and local vegetation. • Prioritisation of some strategic points for urban nature and flood measures - distinctiveness, climate protection, improved local climate and shelter from the weather and wind - creates parks, squares, streets and squares you want to stay in.
Our recommendation is to create an overall and comprehensive plan for flood management and surface water for Skøyencenter, seen in the context of a park strategy that can help create better connections betweenexisting parks and green spaces. Each individual landowner and developer must relate to the superiorsurface water plan, and in dialogue with each other and the municipality could work together to create good solutionsacross ownership.
Project team: Linn Runeson, Eric Reid, Runa Hermansen, Miguel Hernandez