Urban quality of Life
A future City Centre in Oslo
Økern Centre is situated in the heart of Hovinbyen, one of Oslo’s newest and most ambitious city development areas. Hovinbyen has a potential growth of 30-40,000 new residents and will accommodate a total of 100,000 people in addition to its 2.5 million m2 area for industry and trade.
Økern Centre will be the central hub of Hovinbyen and will form and change Oslo in accordance with the growth strategies of Oslo Municipality: ”Oslo towards 2030 – Smart, Safe and Green” and “Oslo towards 2040 – Our City, Our Future”.
From 2022 Steen & Strøm and Storebrand will create an urban, sustainable and innovative city centre based on the genuine Oslo urbanity, dynamic city life, a cinema, housing facilities, cultural venues, offices, hotels and a leading commercial areas with active facade shops, and a lively set of opportunities in the local streets.
”Our aim is to create a new pulsating focal point for its local residents offering a vibrant environment both day and night with commerce, offices, hotels, cinemas, urban activities and other cultural offers. It will be a part of the city that contains all functions, a place where it is good to live and where people will thrive. We will now put Økern centre on the map as an area with exciting architecture and rich in cultural life.”
Project Director Thomas Holth