Norway plans to turn Oslo airport into utopian "city of the future"

Two Norwegian organizations, Haptic Architects and Nordic Office of Architecture, have presented a detailed plan for the construction of a settlement that will be the safest, cleanest, most comfortable and "green" ever invented by man. Construction of it can begin as early as 2019 on the basis of the Oslo airport, which is de facto a separate territory.

Key aspects of the concept:

  • Fully pedestrianized center and main areas of the city;
  • Ban on the use of internal combustion engines, only electric cars and only drones - private transport is illegal;
  • Smart layout so residents can get anywhere in minutes;
  • Large windows, transparent roofs, open space for natural light;
  • The city consumes exactly as much energy as it generates, no supply from outside and no energy supply;
  • All garbage and other waste generated by the city is 100% recyclable;
  • Energy sources for the city should be renewable, but not specified which ones.

The choice of the Oslo airport for the project is due to two factors. It is far enough from the capital of Norway to become a full-fledged new city. At the same time, the number of airport personnel is constantly growing, so that by 2050 there will be twice as many people who need to live somewhere. Why not conduct an experiment and build a "city of the future" from scratch?