Oslo Airport Gardermoen was completed in 1998. Almost twenty years later, a major extension encompassing a new pier and check-in hall will open this week.
An international architecture competition for the extension was held in 2009 and won by the architecture firms Nordic and Narud Stokke Wiig (NSW). Both firms were also in the winning team for the original building in 1992.
Having won the competition for the extension, NSW and Nordic have collaborated as one team – Team_T – in the same office and in close collaboration with the Client’s organisation and with the following engineers: Norconsult, Hjellnes Consult, Cowi, Ing Per Rasmussen, Aas-Jacobsen and Bjørbekk& Lindheim Landscape architects.
NSW and Nordic have endeavoured to further the original concept and details form the original building so that Gardermoen Airport appears as one and unified building dominated by timber, stone and glass as its trademark The roof structure is made of timber, as in the existing building, also spanning the railway station. This allows strong daylight penetration, also reflecting the original design concept. The new extension meets current environmental standards and have reached the Breeam Excellent classification. .
A new pier has been built northwards from the central building, whilst shops, restaurants and cafés are located in the connecting area between the pier and the central building.
The extension project comprises 140 000 m2, roughly the same as the original building, thus the airport has doubled in size.
The extension project has met the agreed deadline and has been realised within the budget of NOK 14 billion
Photos: Knut Werner Lindeberg Alsén