Nobel Peace Center
Oslo

This feasibility study looks at how new programs can fit into the old West Station building, and simultaneously does a comprehensive evaluation of the Peace Centres programming; both in regards to audience areas and supporting functions.

210126 aktiv fasade
200608 NFS Mulighetsstudie 1 forsidebilde
210121 auditorium
210127 Prosjektrom og giftshop
210120 Giftshop m mennesker
210122 prosjektrom m mennesker
Oslo West Station seen from west. (Photo: Jac Brun, ca 1950)

Oslo West Station seen from west. (Photo: Jac Brun, ca 1950)

Oslo West Station seen from east (Photo: Henrik Ørsted, 1965)

Oslo West Station seen from east (Photo: Henrik Ørsted, 1965)

Facade towards the train platforms seen from south-east. (Photo: Anders B. Wilse, 1925)

Facade towards the train platforms seen from south-east. (Photo: Anders B. Wilse, 1925)

The train-hall looking towards the eastern entrance. (Photo: Johan Brun, 1962)

The train-hall looking towards the eastern entrance. (Photo: Johan Brun, 1962)

Plan diagram

Plan diagram

Plan diagram

Plan diagram

Plan diagram

Plan diagram

Visitors Experience: Existing Situation

Visitors Experience: Existing Situation

Visitors Experience: Solution

Visitors Experience: Solution

Type

Feasibility study, preliminary project

Client

Nobels Fredssenter

Date

2018 -

Status

Ongoing

Team

Siri Hopperstad (project architect), Vladimir Ilić, Magnus Hermstad, Ingrid Dobloug Roede, Espen Røyseland, Øystein Rø

The Nobel Peace Centre already has a very prominent location in central Oslo, close to active, important urban spaces, public transport and busy streets.

After the opening of the new National Museum the Nobel Peace Centre will also get an active square towards west, creating further activization around the building.

This new situation makes it desireable to open the building up towards west, closer to the original use of the building as Oslos western central station. The many entrances create the potential for flexible use of the building with different, concurrent events.

The goal is to strengthen the experience for visitors, increase the versatility of the public areas, as well as ensuring a good framework for operating the instution.