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60 622 TRAVELING LIGHT: New Oslo Ferry Terminal

Full course name in English: 
TRAVELING LIGHT: New Oslo Ferry Terminal
60 622
Syklus 2
2024 Vår
2024 Vår
Maksimum antall studenter: 
Gro Bonesmo
Halvor Weider Ellefsen

Admission to AHO and successful completion of three years bachelor level studies (180 ECTS).

Om emnet

Oslo Fjord City – introduced in 2000 – is nearing its completion by opening the City centre towards the waterfront, moving all commercial harbour functions out to the periphery. The last major and decisive piece of the puzzle is the  (re)location of the international ferries, DFDS and Color Line, today occupying large valuable waterfront sites. 

Options for location and organization are currently being evaluated – by transport efficiency to environmental impact – yet to be politically concluded.

The studio will engage in this discussion by cross diciplinary knowledge building, programming and designproposals of a new Compact & Urban Ferry Terminal consolidating the two ferries arriving daily in Oslo. The aim will be to set a new standard for a future oriented and sustainable waterbased transport system to promote a new Traveling Light strategy in the inner harbour.

How can a New Ferry Terminal contribute to both public and environmental qualities in the Oslo Harbour?



Knowledge: Analysis of quantitative and qualitative data.

Comparative studies of relevant terminals and waterfront structures. 

Design of a complex building; a contemporary Public Ferry Terminal in the context of Oslo Harbour development at large.

Skills: Navigating complex urban conditions and technical, environmental knowledge into precise and resilient design proposals.

Critical Thinking; Programming and design of a complex public building.

General competence: New Mobility. Potentials of contemporary and future sustainable waterbased transportsystems in urban settings.

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Studio teaching  & Project Development  - with Pin Ups, Mid Term, Finals.

Research, workshops, lectures & study trip.

  • Study Trip Lisboa / Porto



Link to course literature registered in Leganto

Obligatorisk arbeidskravPåkrevde arbeidskravOppmøte påkrevdKommentar
Oppmøte til undervisning Påkrevd Assignment deliveries and final project. Presence of Mid Term and Final reviews.
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Obligatorisk arbeidskrav:Oppmøte til undervisning
Påkrevde arbeidskrav:
Oppmøte påkrevd:Påkrevd
Kommentar: Assignment deliveries and final project. Presence of Mid Term and Final reviews.
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke bestått Project consists of deliveries and presentations
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar: Project consists of deliveries and presentations