- Plazas are important at Filipstad. Shops and restaurants nearby. You can live here without owning a car. Illustration: Diiz
- The best school playground in the city. Illustration: Diiz
- Waterfront promenade. In Filipstad you can watch sailing ships and training ships or take a boat ride out on the fjord for a picnic. llustration: Diiz
- This is Filipstad. The old container terminal will be a vibrant part of the city. Illustration: Diiz
- Barefoot in the park. Jump in! Illustration: Diiz
- In order to shield the surrounding area, we will build commercial buildings in the shape of an arch around the ferry terminal. A conference centre with the capacity to host large-scale international conferences can be placed here. Illustration: Diiz
- Hotel and landmark. Conference centre. Ferries and cruiseships. Illustrations: Diiz
- Pond and ice skating rank. At Generaldirektørallmenningen. Illustration: Diiz
A city within a city
A ten minute walk from Oslo City Hall, a new city district is going to be built. 5,000 people will one day lead happy lives on the former container port in Filipstad.
The urban development in Filipstad is yet to start but some of the plans already feel vivid enough to touch. The Port of Oslo is hoping for a modern and green city within a city. One where there is no need for cars, cycling shpuld be the preferred mode of transportation and a district where all necessities should be available locally. Residents and visitors should both want to spend time outside, breathing the fresh sea air, taking a walk around the promenade or enjoying the view from one of the beautiful green spaces provided.
This new "city" will be located within the centre of Oslo, with two large plazas that connect it to two other parts of Oslo; Frogner and Skillebekk. From the waterfront promenade you will be able to walk to Tjuvholmen, Aker Brygge and the rest of the Fjord City. A new tram line will unite the new and the old districts.
The Oslo City Council decides what the new district of Filipstad will look like. The City of Oslo's Agency for Planning and Building Services has prepared a proposal for an area zoning plan. As the largest landowners, the Port of Oslo and Rom Eiendom AS have prepared an alternative proposal. The most distinguishable difference between the two outlines is the way Filipstad is to correspond to the city that surrounds it.
This brochure presents the landowners' plans for how this area could be developed. Our vision for Filipstad is that it should become a city within a city, a place where people can live, work and spend their recreational time – without having to rely on cars. Filipstad will contribute towards making Oslo a greener city and become a prime example of sustainable urban development.
Park and pool
At the far end of the former harbour of Filipstad we envisage a large park and pool facilities. During the day it would also serve as an extended playground for pupils at the nearby new school in Filipstad. Along the waterfront promenade you can admire the many training ships and sailing ships, or perhaps simply enjoy the fresh sea air. With its rooftop terraces and a total of approximately 23 acres of open and green spaces, we believe that many will want to live in Filipstad.
Commerce and growth
All cities need commerce and development. That is why we want to extend the business district from Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen to Hans Jægers kvartal, the section of Filipstad located closest to these areas. This would open up space for urban and monumental buildings as well as many workplaces. Beside the ferry terminal at Hjortnes, the Port of Oslo wants to build a 33-story slim hotel building: a new city landmark. A conference centre could also be situated here, giving Oslo the capacity to host large-scale international conferences.
In Filipstad we are thinking in terms of small and local as well as big and global. Welcome to the city within a city!