Winner of the international prize for best airport design
The new Oslo Airport opened on the 27th of April this year (Photo: Dag Spant(Avinor Oslo Airport)
The new Oslo Airport has been awarded the prestigious "Best Airport Terminal Design" prize as part of the renowned Future Travel Experience Global conference held in the USA.
"This award is a significant recognition of the work that has been carried out at Oslo Airport and by our architects and other partners", says Thorgeir Landevaag, Director of Terminal Operations at Oslo Airport.
Oslo Airport was competing against other airports around the world for the award and took the top spot ahead of Dallas Airport and Zagreb Airport as the other participants in the final heat. The Future Travel Experience Global conference is an international meeting place for airlines, airports, authorities and other stakeholders associated with the aviation industry.
In justifying their choice for the prize, the panel of judges focused in particular on the sustainable solutions connected with the airport expansion. The architect who handled the expansion project is also delighted:
"This is a really great recognition of the work completed by the whole team and demonstrates that Norwegian architecture, engineering and design can hold its own at an international level. We are especially pleased that the judges emphasised sustainability as part of the criteria for the prize", says Gudmund Stokke, Principal Partner at Nordic — Office of Architecture.
"The most important thing for us is to deliver what travellers expect from us each and every day. This prize is confirmation that we are doing our job properly and being named Europe's most punctual airport at the same time is a great advertisement for the entire organisation", concludes Landevaag.