The unusual design of the subway station in Oslo
• The unusual design of the subway station in Oslo
Architect Arne Henriksen Arkitekter and MDH Arkitekter worked on the project Løren subway station in Oslo, Norway.
The former industrial area in recent years has been reconstructed, there were new areas attractive for living. This prompted the authorities to think about expanding transportation system, resulting in the construction of modern subway station was planned.
Løren has an area of 5800 sq. meters and is located 27 meters below ground level. Stairs, escalators and elevators go to the station from both sides. The main lobby is made up of technical and public areas. The first closed and made of concrete, the other - steel and glass. The main space is equipped with skylights that open to changes in lighting conditions during the day. The station hall is a tunnel with a small platform and a natural form of vaulted ceiling. Abundance technical elements intends exposed outwardly, emphasizing industrial atmosphere inside architecture. Designers have realized the interior as a giant machine of steel and concrete, rises and falls of people in the subway system.
Photo: Ivan BrodeyJimmy Linus