BSLA Urban Design Lecture

Urban Design Lecture
Tuesday, February 11, 2014,  5:30-8:30 pm
BSA Space, Pearl Room, Boston

Rainer Stange, Professor of Landscape Architecture at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design and Principal at the Norwegian landscape architecture firm Dronninga Landskap, will discuss the firm's recent work at Carl Berners Plass in Central Oslo. Carl Berners Plass, situated in a densely populated area in the eastern part of the inner city of Oslo serves as the connector between the avenues from the city center to Ring Road 2, the middle boulevard. The re-design of the avenue system is based upon the Great City Plan of 1929.  It brings back the urban and green qualities to a time when car traffic did not dominate the square. The project involved five years of planning and two additional years of political process.  Construction began in 2008 and was completed in 2011. Plantings, generous sidewalks and a new tramway constitute key elements of the plan and, notably, a 40% decrease in vehicular activity was achieved as a result of Dronninga Landskap's thoughtful and sensitive design.

Register online. This program is complementary.

This lecture is presented in cooperation with Victor Stanley, Inc.