A sustainable smart city in Norway

Haptic and Nordic to build Oslo Airport City on a 370 hectare site adjacent to Oslo Airport. The city will be the first energy positive airport city and will run on only the renewable energy it produces.

Norwegian practices Haptic Architects and Nordic have unveiled a competition-winning proposal for a sustainable smart city on a site adjacent to Oslo airport. The 4 million sq. metre Oslo Airport City (OAC) project is set to be powered solely by renewable energy and will be served by electric vehicles, providing a blueprint for future sustainable urban developments.

Embracing the exciting opportunity to design an entire city from scratch, the architects focused on implementing progressive urban-planning strategies such as walkability, appropriate density and a car-free city centre. OAC will provide housing and generous green spaces for the airport’s growing workforce, and will be a test bed for technologies including driverless electric cars and intelligent street lighting.

Oslo airport is already one of the most energy efficient airports in the world.

Outline planning consent has been granted and construction of the initial phase of the new city is set to begin in 2019, with the first buildings completed by 2022.




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