Urban development outside Oslo

LINK Arkitektur is designing a new residential area in Ski, a town outside Oslo, Norway. Schools, kindergartens, sports halls, and cultural facilities will, together with the new residential area, surround the new city park in Ski.

Project Name: Ski school quarter
Studio Name: LINK Arkitektur
Design Team: LINK Arkitektur
Area: 23.400 sq.m.
Year: Ongoing
Location: Ski – town outside Oslo
Photography Credits: LINK Arkitektur / 3D Estate

Centrally located

The location is ideal for residents who want to move out of their villas and into apartments, but also families with children from the entire greater Oslo region. The school quarter is located less than 500 meters from the Ski central station, which is only a 12-minute train ride from Oslo city centre.

Ski school quarter By LINK Arkitektur - Sheet2
©LINK Arkitektur / 3D Estate

Ski has been identified as a priority growth area in the regional area development and transport plan and will be part of a future common housing and labour market in the greater Oslo region. Ski Municipality’s ambition is to offer the country’s best environment and hopes the new School Quarter can become an exhibition project to get children into the city centre.

LINK Arkitektur has explored more than fifty different planning measures on the site to find the concept that best combines high space utilization with high living quality.

Ski school quarter By LINK Arkitektur - Sheet3
©LINK Arkitektur / 3D Estate

The site

The southwest-facing plot has a fantastic location along the future park. The buildings are located so that as many of the homes as possible have a view and access to the green park. Large, family homes are located as terraced houses with private gardens and separate entrances on the ground floor.

©LINK Arkitektur / 3D Estate

In a back row are apartments above the townhouses, with panoramic views of the park and sun all day. The private and common outdoor area is optimized for late evening sun and good protection from the nearby traffic situation.

About LINK Arkitektur

LINK Arkitektur is one of Scandinavia’s leading architectural offices with close to 500 employees in 15 cities in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The cutting-edge expertise covers all disciplines within architecture, interior design, landscape, and planning, From planning extensive urban development to award-winning product design. The vision is to create spaces for better living.

LINK Arkitektur creates high architectural quality for tomorrow’s generations. It involves contributing to value creation in society and well-being for the people. In addition to seeking the least possible environmental impact, they also seek the greatest possible social value.

Their promise to the customer is to make it easier to develop and realize architectural projects in a seamless value chain. They approach with a holistic perspective on architecture by leading the processes from the early phase to the finished project. Always ambitious to deliver value-creating projects with an optimal balance between high environmental ambitions, economic profitability, and social sustainability.

Kirsten Anker Sørensen


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