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