Oslo, Norway
160,000 SQM (Spectator Capacity)

International Design Competition Submission / City of Oslo

Inherent in the act of the ski jumping is the duality of flight and descent. This project represents the result of these opposed forces; a meeting of earth and sky. The design is inspired by both the heavy, crater-like bowl that contains the mass of spectators, as well as the hovering tower needed to take jumpers to their point of launch and flight.

Physical Model

The tower’s distinctive silhouette provides a striking modern icon in the landscape when viewed from afar. At night, this same view of the tower is of a glowing beacon in an otherwise darkened landscape hovering above Oslo.

Close up of physical model

Site Plan

Longitudinal Section

Project Credits

In collaboration with Jason King Architects