Balfour Street Pocket Park by Jane Irwin Landscape Architects. The planted brick swale introduces a locally scaled stormwater management system, with protruding bricks to capture rubbish and slow water flow. G E N I U S
Once a pristine island in the Oslo fjord, in the 1950s Fornebu became Oslo’s main airport and transit point for flights throughout Norway. In the 1990s, because of the spatial limits of the island, it was decided to build a new airport 100 kilometres north of Oslo, today’s Gardermoen Airport. The surrounding city districts of Fornebu immediately saw the potential for an attractive housing and business development close to the city centre.