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12th award for Oslo Airport design

The second busiest airport in the Nordic countries is voted best sustainable building in an international architecture competition.

Oslo Airport, Gardermoen, the second busiest airport in the Nordic countries by passenger numbers, has won its 11th award for its new-look design since being unveiled in April 2017.

At the prestigious WAN international architecture competition awards in London, the architect took home another award for the airport’s expansion project.

Christian Henriksen, a partner in the firm Nordic – Office of Architecture, represented Team_T at the awards, the project group behind the new airport.

In his acceptance speech, he said that “this is a win for everyone involved in the project”, also mentioning the companies COWI, Norconsult, Aas-Jakobsen, NSW Arkitektur and ÅF-Advansia and the landscape architects Bjørbekk & Lindheim, as well as engineer Per Rasmussen.

“But most of all we need to thank [airport operator] Avinor for the wonderful way in which they have worked with us to make this building a success.”

Award windfall
It’s not the first award that Nordic – Office of Architecture has received for the project. Last autumn, it won the International Project of the Year category at the Building Awards in London, and also presented the project at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin where it was one of a handful of finalists.

In total, the design has won 12 awards so far, from Prosjekt Norge’s Project of the Year award to the Norwegian Mineral Industry’s natural stone award.

“We are very proud of this award. The recognition that we, the architects and other partners have received for the ‘new Oslo Airport’ shows that we have got a lot of things right. Our job in the future will be to make this building even better and provide great experiences for both passengers and staff,” said the airport’s managing director, Øyvind Hasaas.

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