Car freedom in Oslo: Can we create a greener city with fewer cars and better urban qualities?

On Friday the 21st of October, our Partner and Architect, Jakob, will be at the former Munch Museum presenting our vision The Street as Neighbourhood (Gaten som Nabolag) we made in collaboration with Lala Tøyen, Sweco and Oslo Architecture Triennale – and with support and input from The City of Oslo’s Urban Environment Agency, The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Bane NOR Eiendom, Ruter, and Bilkollektivet.

The event is a part of the Oslo Architecture Triennale and multiple architects and mobility actors will share their views on how the future Oslo should look like.

Besides Jakob, the speakers are:

  • Jan Gehl, founder of Gehl Architects
  • Iwan Thompson, landscape architect and partner in architectural practice Lala Tøyen
  • Johannes Goa Ludvigsen, director of strategy and innovation at Sweco
  • Christian Pagh, director, Oslo Architecture Triennale

About The Street as Neighbourhood

Surrounded by the forest and the fjord, the project is based on Oslo’s natural qualities. Today, 2/3 of the rivers that currently run under Oslo are covered. Our project resurfaces the rivers to create traffic islands that foster sustainable mobility and create new spatial experiences within the city. The new traffic islands promote walking, cycling and public transportation.

The Street as Neighbourhood project is part of the Triennale exhibition Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming Communities and can be visited until October 30.

Find tickets to the event on Friday here


Images from the project presentation