Oslo Airport


Roof panels with Nordic

Pivot industridesign was contracted by Nordic Office of Architecture for various design tasks on the Terminal 2 expansion of Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Our main responsibilities were the master surface models for roof and ceiling. The main objective was a rationalized design of the interior cladding, while retaining the architectural design intent. We reduced 23 628 individual panels into 10 unique shapes, detailed and ready for manufacture.


Client: Nordic Office of Architecture

Site: Oslo Airport Gardermoen - Terminal 2

Projects: Oslo Airport Expansion

Year: 2011 - 2017

The twisting wooden roof and glass facade were also modeled and rationalized for manufacturability. The exterior cladding of the terminal is Swedish oak, and the construction is supported by large curved glulam beams. Finally, the exterior geometry was analyzed for water runoff and construction.

The terminal 2 expansion is the world's first BREEAM Excellent rated airport building. It increases the capacity to 35 million passengers per year. The building is 300 meters in length, and houses eleven new gates including restrooms, restaurants and shops. The project includes passive-house-level insulation, recycled steel, natural lighting and natural thermal regulation.