Oslo Airport Gardermoen – T2
The original design of Oslo Airport Gardermoen allowed for a capacity of 16 -17 million passengers per year. Since the opening of the airport in 1998, NSW has carried out several extension projects to increase the capacity to just over 20 million. The growth in air traffic now demands a large-scale expansion, the first stage of which will provide a capacity of 28 million passengers, rising to 35 million after the second stage. The project for Terminal 2 (T2) was won following an international architecture competition with five competing pre-qualified teams.
- Oslo, Gardemoen
- 130.000 m2
- Oslo Lufthavn as - AVINOR
- NSW Arkitektur, Nordic Office of Architecture
NSW’s winning concept preserves and strengthens the current centralized terminal both functionally and architecturally. As opposed to the two terminals recommended in the competition brief, one large terminal was proposed.
The central building is extended to the west, giving a large check-in hall with the railway station centrally located in the complex. The roof structure is in timber – the same as in the original terminal – while diagonally crossing wooden beams span the railway station, allowing strong daylight penetration to accentuate the design concept.
A new pier stretches northwards from the central building and a large triangular-shaped area containing shops, restaurants and cafés connects the pier and the central building.
Architecturally the new pier is subordinate to the main building. Its outer form and use of material optimizes energy consumption. The project also encompasses rebuilding and extending the road system and the airport taxing areas.