A sustainable airport city in Oslo, powered by self-produced energy and served by smart transport systems.Extra-LargeNorwayUrban




Oslo Airport City aims to be the first energy-positive development of its type in the world, and is located on a 370-hectare site adjacent to the Gardemoen Airport, 40km north-east of the city centre.

Haptic is working on the project in collaboration with Nordic, architects of both the original airport and more recent extensions, as well as engineers Buro Happold and Ipax.

With the airport’s workforce predicted to increase to 40,000 by 2050, the city will provide homes for a community of long-term residents alongside cargo, logistic and commercial uses, and accommodation for shorter-stay visitors passing through the transport hub.

The scheme embodies the Norwegian government’s ambition to move from an oil-based economy to one powered by renewable energy.

Our design is based on robust planning strategies such as walkability, appropriate densities, active frontages and a car-free city centre.

These founding principles, coupled with the latest developments in technology, will enable us to deliver a sustainable ‘city for the future’.

The masterplan centres on a public park catering to Norway’s collective passion for sports and outdoor activities.

The proposals are rooted in a business model that considers the impact of the airport city at local, national and global scale. Sustainable growth is encouraged through flexible phasing and by incorporating smart transport systems which will reduce the need for car ownership.

The city will have a low carbon footprint, achieved through a combination of passive design and smart technologies.

The city will run on the renewable energy it produces, selling excess to nearby cities or using it to de-ice planes at the nearby airport.

“As long-term city developers with a focus on sustainable, innovative solutions, we believe the future of airport city development in Norway and Oslo is not a matter of if, but when.”
Thor Thoeneie, OAC