Rune Veile, Sara Buhl Bjelke, Arne Cermak Nielsen, Simon Hou-Vangsaae Reseke
The eastern part of Oslo called Hovin is currently a very big unstructured area with a mix of industries, infrastructure, office buildings and some housing. With the competition for the Hovin area the municipality of Oslo attempts to make a large scale plan to transform the whole area into an integrated part of Oslo.
The concept behind Hovin is to a height degree using what is there already and incorporating existing road structures, railways etc into the new plan. The area is as large as the rest of Oslo and therefor this proposal suggests to split up the area in a series of smaller parts. Each part is build up from a series of clusters, grouping new dense housing areas around local centers in which public functions, train stations etc can be found. Building densely around the stations free up space in between the new clusters leaving space for a well connected green structure where bike lanes, sports facilities and recreational areas are placed.
The strategy for developing the many new housing areas, is based on a small, medium, large, X-large concept, where different types of areas have different densities. The closer to a station an area is placed the higher density it will be build with.