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New Holmenkollen Beacon / JDS

  • 01:00 - 9 July, 2010
New Holmenkollen Beacon / JDS
New Holmenkollen Beacon / JDS, ©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan ©  Iwan Baan +29

  • Architects

    JDS Architects
  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Partner In Charge

    Julien De Smedt
  • Competition Team

    Babara Costa, Derrick Lai, Mads Knak-Nielsen, Mikkel H. Sørensen, Victoria Diemer Bennetzen
  • Project Managers

    Kamilla Heskje, Morten Sletbak Have
  • Collaborators

    Norconsult, Grindaker, Metallplan, Intra
  • Budget

    29,000,000 EUR
  • Project Year

  • Photographs

From the architect. The Holmenkollen hill plays a significant part identifying Oslo. In the Oslo panorama its characteristic profile is a clear icon, up close its majestic steepness rises towards the sky, making heads tilt and from the top, the panorama view towards the fjord are fantastic. It is a building beyond conventions, and it is no wonder that it is one of Oslo’s most visited tourist attractions. To create a new slope on the soil of the old requires full awareness of its traditions.

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan

The new Holmenkollen Beacon is extending tradition... to the sky! In emphasizing the existing landmark's values, it strives to keep the fine balance between majestic and simple, while introducing contemporary materials and design. Conceptually the project works with three stages of visibility: the far-away panorama, the close-up at the foot of the slope and the view outward from the top. The shape of the silhouette is emphasized with a sharp and simply cut. The given wind protection profile is utilized and offset in a parallel manner downward, creating a smooth bended rectangle hosting the slope, the main elevators and the top in-run program. The top is then sliced horizontally to accommodate a viewing platform. The Knoll building is moved further up the hill to serve as an anchor point for the structure, letting it cantilever and avoid visually disruptive structural supports. From a distance the structure will appear as a milky-white sharp profile extending further into the sky with a diffused beam of light; a beacon for Oslo.

©  Iwan Baan
© Iwan Baan
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like · July 11, 2010

This is very interesting structure. It flies with a ski-jumper along.

WPstudios · July 11, 2010

RT @nicholaspatten New Holmenkollen Beacon.

Nicholas Patten · July 11, 2010

New Holmenkollen Beacon.

DS26 · July 10, 2010

and... talking about Julien de Smedt (via archdaily)...

Matthew Gregorowski · July 10, 2010

Fuck, ramps are cool

Mario Guidoux · July 10, 2010 - The new Holmenkollen Beacon is extending tradition… to the sky! JDS Architects

anny · July 10, 2010

big thanks for details, plans and sections...very interesting!

Ramon Cardona · July 10, 2010

Not even for a million dollars! - New Holmenkollen Beacon / JDS

brb001 · July 09, 2010

The thing about ski jumps is that you have to see them in person. Pictures simply fail to capture the sense of depth needed to convey how soaring these buildings are...and how scary ski-jumping is!

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