Bjørvika Fire station

Collaboration project with: Oskar Aronsen.

 

The project was created through a desire for a fire station where the viewer could experience both the inside and outside of the building. To make the fire department and its institution more a part of the cityscape. By dividing the program into individual boxes and spreading it across the grid, gaps and voids arise. So the public gets an insight into the building’s interior and can see through to the other side. The absence of boxes creates lines of sight that extend through the entire building both vertically, horizontally and diagonally, so that firefighters can also see their cars from different parts of the building. Despite public scrutiny, we still chose the station to feel private to users.