onsdag 1. desember 2010

Oyster Ballet Center

Sydney is well known for is opera house. Now it is time for ballet. This new cultural institution could help Sydney, Australia and Oceania become on the world top of dance performances. The building will be built vis a vis Sydney Opera House.
Seen from the air.
The building will fit nicely into the Syndey waterfront.
A large plaza in front of the building will allow outdoor performances.
The Oyster Ballet Center seen form the bay.

lørdag 20. november 2010

Isle of London

This is London today, a grey and polluted city. You may not agree, but sometimes it is the truth.
 This is London tomorrow, the same polluted city, but with a beautiful little island.
 If London is grey and Paris sandy. Something need to be done.
Many bridges will conect the island with the rest of the city.
 Heathrow Forest will definitely help on the way.
London Eye can been seen at the left side of the picture.
 The island could and should be developed to a green and clean city, within a city. 
Tate Modern a well renown modern museum build inside an old power station.
Some development has been done, with Tate Modern as an example.

mandag 15. november 2010

Tokyo New Central Station

The new expansion, seen from North
The world’s busiest railway station is located in Tokyo. It’s called Shinjuku Station. The station serves the westerns suburbs of Tokyo, and works as an inter-city, commuter and metro station. I opened in 1885 and handles today over 3,64 million people per day, with JR as the biggest operator.

The new expansion will be based at the current station
The station consists of many past expansion developments, and should need real refurbishment. A four lane highway is crossing the tracks, and skyscrapers rising around the whole station. Not to mention the huge challenge to change this into a construction site, and build something here at all!

Shinkansen 500-series on final approach
To become the ultimate hub, the station should be reorganized. The new station should have all these things:
  • Bus connections
  • Commuter connections
  • Metro connections
  • New high-speed lines
  • A mall
  • A hotel
  • Offices
  • Green areas and uraban space
  • Roofs over the tracks to protect the travelers from the weather
Proposal of the new station

lørdag 25. september 2010

Norwegian National Gallery

Old Vestbanen Railway Station - Nobel Peace Center
The New Norwegian National Gallery located in the capital of Norway, Oslo, has been planned for many years, but not before this summer they have come to a conclusion.

Airphoto of the new structure
But I think it is shame to not build a new national icon reflecting the age we are living in. This gallery should be a sustainable solution for future generations, by helping to reduce the CO2 emissions and change the cities to a place connected to the nature.

Side view form the financial district, Aker brygge
This is my proposal for the New National Gallery. The roof is topped with a park. Small windows in the roof can be opened to regulate the climatic inside the building. The park makes the air clean before it’s taken inside.

Backside entrance
The interior inside is bright, but still optimal for the visitors and the paintings. The air need to be dry (because of the paintings) but always fresh. The gallery should have two main entrances, one on the backside and one in the old railway station, today known as the Nobel Peace Center.

Front view from the Town House Harbor

søndag 12. september 2010

Heathrow Forest

Proposal of the forest areas
The ones who have traveled through London Airport Heathrow may have discovered a bit of inconvenience.  Either you want to reach your destination or just want to come home, you likely want to sit down and relax. And what would be better than a bench in the wood with the sound of singing birds or gurgeling water in the streams? That is the concept of the Heathrow Forest!

Today London-Heathrow is one of the world’s busiest airports. And in 2014 Terminal 2 will re-open, completely rebuildt. But this new terminal is still surrounded by parking garages. Greenpeace is screaming about global warming. This forest will both provide the passengers a nicer passenger experience (that can’t Greenpeace demonstrate about) and help to reduce the local pollution and the global CO2 emissions, making the urban areas a better place to live.

Full terminal and forest layout

lørdag 4. september 2010

Second Sydney Airport

For a long time there have been discussions where Sydney’s second airport would be placed. RAAF Base Richmond has been one of the greatest suggestions. (RAAF - Royal Australian Air Force)

Future terminal layout
Today the airport, Sydney Airport Kingsford Smith, is just 9 km from the city center. A new airport will need to be placed outside the Sydney Metropolitan Area.

Latest expansion on Sydney Airport Kingsford Smith
Here is my proposal for Second Sydney Airport.

Masterplan of the new airport
Qantas the national carrier of Australia will be a huge operator of the airport with 20 orders on the Airbus A380 and 50 orders on the Boeing 787-Dreamliner.

Artist imperssion of the Airbus A380 over Sydney Harbor
The new airport:
  • Two vast terminals (linked underground)
  • One terminal conected to Sydney via a new highway
  • One terminal conected to Sydney via a new highspeed railway
  • A Singapore - Sydney Link station under Terminal 2
  • Gates capable for Airbus A380 operations
  • Four runways on 3,000 metres
  • Hub for Qantas, Virgin Blue and Jetstar

RAAF Base Richmond
Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Sydney_Airport

søndag 29. august 2010

Singapore – Sydney

-          in one hour
-          the new Kangaroo Route

The tunnel from Singapore to Sydney
Ernst Frankel and Frank Davidson dream about a transatlantic tunnel. My dream is tunnel from Singapore to Sydney, redefining the way we travel to Oceania.
Today many flights from London to Sydney go through Singapore. But at flight from Singapore to Sydney take almost eight hours. A maglev tunnel could make the same distance in only one hour. A tunnel like this will also be more environmental friendly. A tunnel via Brisbane and Cairns would also take shares for the air traffic. Travels to Jakarta from Sydney, via Singapore, would only take two and a half hours.

JR-Maglev in 581 km/h
Southeast-Asia has one of the fastest growing aviation markets. How I see it, this tunnel would be a smaller economic suicide attempt than at transatlantic tunnel. The tunnel could also be expanded to China via the Philippines, making it an even bigger commercial success.
Maglev is well known in Asia, JR–Maglev and Shanghai Maglev Train are examples on a fast growing environmental friendly transportation market.

A proposed transatlantic tunnel via Iceland and Greenland

lørdag 28. august 2010

Newark Liberty International Airport Expansion

Proposal of the future terminals
May 2, 2010, United Airlines and Continental Airlines announced their merger. Today Continental has a hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). Many have great expectations for the future United, but what about EWR? I read in some forums that EWR was not expansion able. But I disagree. Here is my vision for a future EWR, capable of housing the world largest airlines carrier. The airport wills also being capable of serving other Star Alliance members, flying to New York. Lufthansa and Singapore Airlines maybe bringing their Airbus A380s. And in the future Virgin Atlantic and/or Air China.

Lufthansa A380 under take-off
What I see:
  • New gates capable for Airbus A380 operations
  • New walk-boarding gates for regional operations
  • Three entrances via the classic 70s terminals
  • Two great terminals, one for international flights, one for domestic flights
  • A new runway at Continentals today maintenance area
  • Three new hangars used as a maintenance center for United
  • Three new hangars for FedEx cargo operations

fredag 27. august 2010


Welcome to my first ever blog! I want to share my ideas about the future city, and the life we will have in it. How we travel to other cities and how we move inside the city. =)