Høyhus i Norden – til begjær og besvær!

Befolkningsvekst og fortetting er sentrale planutfordringer i mange nordiske storbyer. Noen av byene har klare føringer om dette skal skje uten vesentlig bygging av høyhus. Andre steder er det mer fritt fram. I alle de fem nordiske hovedstedene bygges høyhus, men omfanget og høyde varierer svært mye. Mens Helsinki fortsatt er tilbakeholdne, endres Oslos høydeprofil raskere enn noen gang. Men er det estetiske vurderinger som ligger bak disse forskjellene mellom byene, eller er det snarere politiske maktforhold?

Last ned pdf: Høyhus i Norden – til begjær og besvær!
Omtale: Når Norden bygger i høyden

High-rise developments in the Baltic and Nordic capitals

The issue High-rise developments in the Baltic and Nordic capitals is a collection of articles on the theme previously published in the Journal of Nordregio No 2-2009 or No 2-2010. The theme is city centre densification and potentials conflicts. The old towns of Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius are all on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites and are challenges by new downtown developments in their vicinities. Reports from City Architects.

Last ned pdf: Special issue of the Journal of Nordregio – only available in digital format

 

Nordic high-rise city densification: Oslo edges ahead

High buildings in Nordic capital city centres – Helsinki is most restrictive Of the five Nordic capitals, Helsinki is most restrictive with regard to allowing high buildings in the city centre. In fact, the first and only high-rise building in the Finnish capital’s city centre was completed in 1931. At the other of the scale is Oslo which is currently in the process of allowing a 350 metre long row of 10 high-rise buildings just behind the new Opera house. Oslo already has two huge buildings in the same area while in Stockholm there is significant pressure to again build ‘high’ in the city centre. The driving force behind the heavy densification policies in Oslo and Stockholm is first and foremost pressure from publicly-owned property development companies.

Last ned pdf: Journal of Nordregio no 2, 2009