Plaza Furuset – Trygve Lies Plass

The Flying Carpet is designed to have qualities in all stages of development. Future phases will relate to Trygve Lies Plass as the first step of a new urbanity. The flying carpet fills the whole square with lifebringing activities, this will provide a neighborhood identity and generate care and interest for the future construction on and around the square.

Project info Architect

Situation: Furuset, Oslo, Norway
Client: Municipality of Oslo
Program: Smart Plaza – Green Mobility Centre
Completion: Competition June 2016_ 1st prize winner
Built area: 5200 m2
Budget: 26.000.000 NOK

Authorship:  Mara Partida, Héctor Mendoza, Boris Bezan (before MX_SI) in partnership with MestresWåge Arquitectes SLP – Maria Mestres Domenech, Magnus Wåge.

Collaborators: Oscar Espinosa, Olga Bombac.

Plaza Furuset – Trygve Lies Plass

The formal concept has three main components:

Green gradation to urban public space
The green from the park blurs into the public open plaza in a gradual way that allows different natural and urban atmospheres.

Urban topographical carpet
The site is understood as a continuous carpet that alters its geometrical topography in order to host with a very simple gesture -a curvilinear folding-, the green mobility centre in one of its sides, and a water natural element in the other.

Programatic urban actions
Different kind of programs and seasonal events can be possible in this new plaza in order to create and promote identity and citizenship appropriation (green-Furuset, art -Furuset, play-Furuset, light-Furuset, shop-Furuset…)