Oslo Gate Apartments
Oslo gate 7 is an apartment building from the 1860's, listed as worthy of preservation. It is located in the historical part of Oslo, close to the medieval park, important historical buildings and archeological ruins. The site is being developed into a comprehensive facility that combines new and old architecture in an attractive and innovative way. It will reflect the history and the site characteristics, and be a pioneering project for the sustainable construction of the new building and preservation of the existing housing.
The existing volume will be transformed into eight high quality contemporary living facilities, while in direct connection on the site, the new housing building will consist of nineteen apartments and underground parking. The connection between exterior and interior, old and new is emphasized with long sightlines stretching into the city and with a common outdoor area.
The architecture of Oslo gate 7, based on a rational grid system with high spatial qualities, will be a new housing entity in Gamle Oslo to enhance the neighborhood as a good place to live and to be.
Illustrations by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.