The Green Ring 

UN's 17 sustainability goals 

The Green Ring is a strategy for how the UN's 17 sustainability goals can be used in the transformation of Hovinbyen in Oslo, Norway. The Green Ring connects the many neighborhoods in Hovinbyen via a 7 km long pathway and various urban spaces. At the same time, the ring forms an infrastructure for a circular economy model and an innovative processing of resources.


The Green Ring is subdivided into several smaller green rings, each of which has a different function, design, materiality and size. The rings offer green meeting places

and urban spaces, stations for handling recycling and upcycling, marketplaces, urban gardens, activity and recreation areas, as well as temporary urban and landscape spaces. The rings are larger and smaller communities for citizens, organizations and businesses with startups and work collectives.

The Green Ring offers a robust plan for a new era of urban and landscape space in Oslo, where sustainability, biodiversity and greenery, urban furniture, lighting and wayfinding are combined.

By using the buildings’ typologies as a reference for the urban landscapes, we build on elements already in place

Location
Client
Year
Typology
Construction costs
Collaborators
Status
Hovinbyen, Oslo, Norge
Oslo Municipality
2019
Planning
3rw, Christian Mong, ÅF lighting
Parallel assignment

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