Nydalen Metro Station

Oslo, Norway

Building Type
Underground Metro station
Project Scope
Full Contract
Oslo Public Transport System
4 000 m²
70 mill. NOK
Completed 2003
Project Team
K.Jarmund, G.Ferguson, C.Eeg, A.Linderud, S.D.Grue
"Tunnel of Light" B.Kvinnsland, P.Å.Lyså
J.Havran, Scanpix Norge, P.Maning

Nydalen Metro Station consists of an entrance pavilion on street level and a 110 meter long platform 12 meters underground. The pavilion’s architecture consists of a composition of horizontal and vertical planes, which are dynamically offset in relation to each other. The walls are clad in black basalt which simultaneously stands in contrast to and complements a red glass box, housing the escalators which descend to the platform. This glass box serves as a marker for the station and symbolizes the red metro wagons.

An art installation of over 1800 neon lights and 44 loudspeakers surrounds the escalators. Dubbed the ”Tunnel of Light” it is a work of art where light, music, technology and architecture come together as an integral and unified whole, interacting dynamically with the public on their journey from or to the subway platform.

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Kristin Jarmund