Nordic submitted the winning entry in an invited competition to increase the existing capacity of the airport to 35 million passengers per year. The project involves the planning and design of airside and landside areas, expansion of the existing terminal building and a new pier.
The design team aspires for the extension to be exemplary with regards to sustainability. The shape of the building has been optimized for taking advantage of passive solar energy and daylight, and is designed to be responsive to changing weather conditions. Low-carbon technologies such as district heating and natural thermal energy have also been key elements in the sustainability strategy. Oslo Airport is already one of the world’s most energy efficient airports, and the extended terminal is designed to achieve ‘BREEAM Excellence’.
Focus on ensuring that inclusive design is an integral part of the overall architectural concept has been an important part of the project. In keeping with the existing terminal this strategy includes simple and understandable movement patterns giving the traveler a good overview and understanding of where to go.
We all know that daylight makes us feel good. The Oslo Airport expansion by Nordic - Office of Architecture contributes to passenger well-being with an intelligent lighting strategy that can not only provide the right amount of light, but also the right light quality at the right time.
The intelligent lighting system comprises 21,000 LED luminaires from the Zumtobel and Thorn brands, together with a ZGS Skyscanner. The scanner’s control system takes the colour of natural daylight into account and transfers it to the artificial lighting inside the terminal building. This ensures that each area receives the necessary amount of artificial light and contributes to an optimal combination of artificial light and natural daylight.
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Zumtobel Group and its brands equip Oslo airport with 21,200 LED luminaires The extension at Oslo Airport is one of the biggest recent projects in the lighting industry. The Zumtobel Group delivered more than 21,200 Zumtobel and Thorn brand LED luminaires with Tridonic technology inside. And ZGS equipped it with an intelligent lighting control and emergency lighting system.
The customer aimed for a lighting solution with attractively designed LED luminaires which suit to the architecture. With the exception of the emergency lighting system, almost all luminaires were customised products that met the airport's specific requirements. The luminaires were especially developed for this project in order to be visually identical to the conventional lights in the other building parts - this creates a uniform appearance that connects all airport parts to each other. The Zumtobel Group was the only manufacturer that was able to supply such a highly customised lighting solution.
Through large-scale, conspicuous luminaires, the lighting is a part of the building's architecture and the terminal design. Two extremely large customised Zumtobel luminaire types were fitted inside the terminal respectively on the way to the railway station: OILDRUM (height around 100 centimetres, diameter 60 centimetres) and UFO (diameter just under 110 centimetres). Numerous Thorn and Zumtobel brand luminaires were also installed inside the building, for example, about 1.2 kilometres of light lines and 300 TECTON continuous row LED luminaires. Thorn GTLED-RS luminaires light up the roads outside the airport and its underground driveways.
The lighting is controlled with the aid of a ZGS Skyscanner: The daylight gauge head measures constantly the incoming sunlight and adjusts the lighting accordingly. This ensures that in each area, only the necessary amount of artificial light is contributed in order to create the perfect combination of artificial light and natural daylight. The control system also takes the colour of the natural daylight into account and transfers it to the artificial lighting inside the terminal building.
The ZGS emergency lighting system at the airport is the largest worldwide. With 32 eBox central emergency power supply devices, ZGS controls a total of 5,000 Zumtobel ONLITE escape sign luminaries. The eBox devices also make sure that power is always provided. Thanks to a maintenance contract with ZGS, the maintenance of the emergency lighting system is ensured.
The total order volume amounts to more than 5 million euros.ZGS have also recently been commissioned with the retrofitting of emergency lighting systems in other areas of the airport.