Earlier it was a freeway and a closed container terminal. Now it is a huge construction site. But in three years from now, Oslo gets a new neighborhood by the fjord.
The illustrations below show how the Bjørvika area will look like when the construction work is completed in 2016 – 2017.
Deichman: The new main library in five floors (to the right) will be completed in the beginning of the year 2016-2017. Contains book collection, movie theater, reading room, cafe and small children’s department.
Queen Eufemia’s Street: Bjørvikas Avenue (to the right of Deichman), over 40 meters wide – contains tram routes, bus lanes, cycle lanes and ordinary car traffic. Granite covered sidewalks on both sides and 200 trees from different parts of the world will be planted from east to west by country of origin.
Oslo Opera House (to the right) was opened on 12 April 2008.
Bjørvika 2016: Langkaia (Oslo Long Pier) – passing Havnelageret (Oslo old harbor warehouse) and is 200 meters long. The Oslo Opera House can be seen in the background (Illustration by Placebo Effects AS).
Text by: ThorNews