About half of the population in Norway live in the most densely populated region of this Scandinavian country, the Oslo Fjord around the country’s capital city. The population is increasing, and additional living space will continue to be needed. In Veritaspark, a short way outside the city of Oslo, in the Høivikodden District, a residential building project consisting of four new buildings and a total of 48 flats was recently created.
Since it is situated next to historical red brick buildings and surrounded by lush green areas, sensitive planning was required. The wooded area includes several buildings worth preserving, which had formerly been put to industrial use. “There is seldom the opportunity to plan on this type of lot,“ as Hans Bernhard Biserød, Project Manager at Make Arkitekter AS, enthusiastically affirms. “We have taken a great deal of care with the cultural landscape, the site and the buildings worthy of preservation. We intended for the new buildings to be varied and to fit in with their surroundings.”