Oslo is a very special city, located in an unspoiled natural environment, where we find ourselves face to face with it within 15 minutes from its center.
Our project is located at this border where Oslo arrives to the nature. It is an important point to access to the environment; several paths and roads emerge from here to access to the forest. Also, people here practice intense sports activities all over the year.
The purpose of this proposal is to complement sports activities, as well as blocking excessive construction in the innermost areas of the forest for touristic reasons. So, we suggest a large thermo-leisure center with enough rooms to avoid building more forest houses in the woods.
The outline of the project is inserted strategically between the lake and the river to obtain the best integration with the environment while benefiting from the aquatic possibilities. It fits like a glove to the land and forms a new topography that offers a new public space, which at the same time serves as the roof to the other spaces from the pools to the restaurant. Only the rooms approach 6 meters towards the lake to contemplate the wonderful view.