Tenderstream members to create designs for Oslo harbour sites

3 May 2022
Credit: Ivar Søhus (Fra Hav Eiendom AS)
  • Ivar Søhus (Fra Hav Eiendom AS)





Henning Larsen and SLA selected by Norwegian developer Hav Eiendom AS

Teams including Tenderstream members Henning Larsen and SLA have been selected from a total of 118 applicants to deliver proposals to transform sites in Grønlikaia, a centrally located area alongside the Oslo harbourfront. Grønlikaia is the last large space along the Oslo fjord yet to be developed,  with Hav Eiendom AS planning to create an entirely new district with houses, workplaces, a harbour promenade, bathing spots, and public areas.  

Henning Larsen opted to take a close look at the sub-area Verke, chosen due to the site’s breadth of challenges that involve many of the team's specialities including sustainability, ecological high-rise buildings, landscape and urbanism, mobility, acoustics, sustainability and marine biology. The full team consists of Henning Larsen, Rambøll and landscape architects Rambøll Studio Dreiseitl, while the inclusion Code Arkitekter further strengthens the team in residential architecture.

For SLA, Grønlikaia has particular significance as is it borders the very first development area in Oslo’s old industrial harbour, the 18-ha site in central Bjørvika, that SLA has worked with since winning an international masterplan for the location competition in 2005. Together with Dyrvik Arkitekter, jaja architects, Byantropologene and Aaen Engineering, SLA will be examining the Lohavn site.

Usually, a developer caters directly to a select few architectural offices. In the work with Grønlikaia, however, Hav Eiendom enabled all architectural and landscape architecture offices to apply.  Kjell Kalland, CEO of Hav Eiendom, stated: "The response to the prequalification showed that the broad approach was very successful. We received proposals from small and large architectural offices and urban development communities, all over the country. International academic communities also reported their interest. Now we are pleased to present the teams that are allowed to join us further. The level is sky-high.”

Lucy Nordberg

Tenderstream Head of Research

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