The Arkitektgruppen NOR* (VLA, HRTB og Dyrvik Arkitekter) collaborative has designed this competition entry for an expansion of Oslo Airport, Gardermoen.
Today Oslo Airport comes across as a harmonious balance between its international and regional functions. The treatment of daylight, its relationship with its surroundings and the materials used create a Nordic feel.
The extensive use of timber in the structure and fittings is noteworthy and helps Gardermoen to stand out from other airports. The materials chosen also underpin the impression that the airport is a coherent whole despite necessary changes to its buildings since they were constructed.
This proposal for an extra terminal and pier is based on the continued use of timber and the retention of the idiom: this combination will ensure that Gardermoen will go on living up to its good name once the expansion is in place.
The architectural concept is a dialogue between the outer form of the buildings and their inner functionality and felxibility. Terminal 2, the pier and the pier access have been designed with a precise, expansive, curved outer shape that contrasts with the angular, flexible structures carrying and surrounding the individual functions within the building.
The NOR proposal came second in the final assessment.