The central district of Tøyen in Oslo is predicted to become "the next" Grünerløkka (featured in Lonely Planet), in spite of being troubled by challenging social conditions, a run-down shopping centre and sprawling infrastructure. The relocation of its famed Munch museum to the city center has sparked plans for a revitalization of the neighbourhood, including its nearby botanical gardens and indoor public bath. Tøyen is undergoing a transformation with large developments in the years to come and an upgrade to the metro station is vital to lift the area out of its decline.
As Tøyen has the most multicultural population in Norway, we've proposed to express its cultural diversity with a project to become the most characteristic and colourful metro station of Oslo and hope to create an inspiring first impression.
- Travellers arriving or departing Tøyen will be met by a platform of bright yellow surfaces on walls and ceiling.
- The existing entrance is opened up to create a spacious square with a multi-coloured pattern, bicycle parking and trees.
- Two new entrances to the North of the station provide connections to the botanical gardens and public baths facility.
The competition jury has recommended further collaboration with Reiulf Ramstad Architects for the new Tøyen Metro Station, and we're looking forward to develop the project in light of the jury's recommendations.