Olav Line

Why demolish a gold mine?

Why chop up one of Norway's largest and well functioning shopping malls? A clear vision for the real estate project “Lilleakerbyen”, close to the transit hub Lysaker, is to give the people the town center they can't identify today. Do the opposite of the existing environment: Wrap the shopping mall inside out, and build according to the Danish architect Jan Gehl’s principles: “First life, then spaces, then buildings – the other way around never works.”