Tøyen Metro Station
The central district of Tøyen, in Oslo, is predicted to become "the next" Grünerløkka, in spite of being troubled by challenging social conditions, a run-down shopping center and sprawling infrastructure. The relocation of its famed Munch museum to the city center has sparked plans for a revitalization of the neighborhood, including its nearby botanical gardens and indoor public baths. 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 colorful metro station of Oslo. We hope to create an inspiring first impression for travelers arriving or leaving Tøyen since they will be greeted 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-colored pattern, bicycle parking and trees. Two new entrances to the North of the station provide connections to the botanical gardens and public baths facility.
Illustrations by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter.