Bygata Furuset

Oslo, Norway

Submit a project Closing date : 2018/05/31

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Expression of Interest proposals are due by 2018/05/31 - 11:00PM UTC.

Before submitting your project, please make sure your proposal complies with :
  • The common Regulation document
  • The Site Specific Requirements
  • Local rules and legislation.

01. Name of the Team

02. Composition of the Team

03. Team contact

04. Files (.pdf format only)

These documents will be submitted both in English and, if different, in the local language, except in Norwegian (for Oslo), in Arabic (for Dubai) and in Icelandic (for Reykavik). Each of these documents will be dated and signed by the representative, or another authorised body of the bidder team.
This form is to be downloaded on the Dataroom of each site, and enables you to describe the composition and the organization of your team.
The project description will present the outlines of the project and solutions proposed for redeveloping the site, in line with the 10 identified environmental challenges. It is set at a maximum of 10 written A4 (or US-Letter) pages (maximum) and 1 A3 (or Tabloid) sized board of simple illustrations (but no architectural drawings).
The legal and financial set up memo is set at a maximum of one page, and at this stage, is only a statement of intentions by the bidder teams. The definitive commitments of the team will appear in the final proposal.
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This 2,200 sqm site is centrally located near the subway and Furuset centre, a transportation hub and typical suburban area of Oslo. The site, currently used as a car park, is mainly planned for housing new development is situated in the Grorud valley, which benefits from a governmental and municipal joint effort to tackle the environmental challenges alongside the social challenges faced by the local population

The site is centrally located at Furuset, near the subway and Furuset centre. Furuset is a typical suburban area of Oslo, situated in the Grorud valley to the north east of the city centre.

The Grorud valley is a part of the outskirts of Oslo, with large areas of detached housing, satellite towns, industrial estates and logistics centers. There are large green spaces within the housing areas and along the central river Alna, and in Marka, the protected natural forest areas along the south and north rim of the valley.
The Furuset area was developed in the 1970s and comprises housing units, schools, nurseries, care home, a shopping mall, other commercial properties and public services.

Furuset is a very multicultural neighborhood (with 140 nationalities represented). The team bidders will have to address interesting challenges of social integration for the redevelopment of this site.

The Grorud Valley Action Program (a government and municipal joint effort) was established to tackle the physical, environmental, social and educational challenges faced by the population.

Benefiting from this dynamic, Furuset has seen significant improvements and upgrades of public space, such as verdensparken- a park with a parkour area, a reopened stream, better lightings, playground equipment and art in public space.

The last couple of years, private housing companies have started upgrading their buildings after many years of poor maintenance. After many years without any new construction, several heavier real estate developers have positioned themselves for property development in the area.


Expected program
The future developers (bidding team) are expected to develop dwellings Housing for rental or for sale. Solutions that challenge conventional floor plan with a higher proportion of common spaces i.e. laundry, cooking zones will be especially interesting, solutions which contributes to lower costs and affordable housing will be weighted in the evaluation.
Common spaces on the ground floor, i.e. laundry, cooking zones, cafes, fitness center could be suggested to create a sense of ownership among the local community. Proposals have to include aspects of city development and existing services in the area.
In the case of developing dwellings for sale, the municipality of Oslo shall have a preemption right of 10% for social housing.

Plot area
The Plot area is relatively flat, and a part of plot S6 in the zoning plan. The plot has a size of about 2,200 square meters. The Masterplan for Furuset gives a building density of maximum allowed % -BRA = 200%. Maximum height and height of ridge is 19 m above average finished planned terrain. The permitted minimum height for the ground floor is 4.0 m. The ground floor should be open to the public.

The municipality of Oslo. 

Type of property transfer intended

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