The design for the Treverket landscape displays the relationships between architecture, land and water. Its location at the interstice between the Ekeberg and the Oslofjord, becomes the inspiration and driving force to reestablish connections with both, the coastal forest and water as an element to touch, feel and experience. As such it becomes a model for a physical manifestation of human coexistence with the elements and other species and a welcoming informal place where people of all walks of life can find a space to gather and be together.
Instead of covering and eradicating what is found, the design takes advantage of what is already there, absorbing and transforming its past as a busy port and economic center. It excavates the historic harbor edge and exposes its steel structures/ pillars. It invites to fjord to come inside and creates a soft landing with a small beach. The new harbor promenade meanders around and merges with the existing elements. On the other side, between the new buildings a biodiverse coastal forest is reestablished creating different habitats for birds and bees and an edible landscape for children (or the young visitors).
OOZE (Eva Pfannes, Sylvain Hartenberg, Radka Komrsova, Julia Daher), A- lab (Geir Haaversen, Marianne Rye Beck, Magnus Berg Jørgensen, Laurence Athelme, Morten Breinholt Christensen, Joseph Baisch)
HAV Eiendom AS
Bollinger Grohmann (Matthias Stracke, Flemming Højbjerre Sørensen), Natural State (Einar Kleppe Holthe), Resirqel (Lasse Kilvær), It's Tomorrow (Bent Sverre Mehammer), Sweco (Morten Martinsen), Simon Kline, Siri Østvold, Roar Svenning, Henrik Taubøll