Living at Økern

A Good Urban Life

Urban life is the essence of all human activities within the city.  Diverse activities call for different urban spaces of high quality.  Culture, architecture and urban nature will create an inclusive urban life that doesn’t exist in the same combination outside Økern. This, in addition to commerce, food, beverages and an aquapark, will enhance Økern as a resort for the whole city and a destination for the entire surrounds of Oslo.

People create urban life in interaction with urban structure, and we will lay down premises for a vivid and environmentally friendly way of life at Økern by building attractive and functional dwellings there.

Urban Centre and residences

Housing and homes will be an important part of Økern. Having a substantial city population, we will establish a new, dynamic and pulsating city centre at Økern. The presence of so many people adds safety and contributes to a great urban lifestyle and dynamic. There will be bustling life around the clock and the many residents will take ownership and create a friendly atmosphere.

Central residences of a high standard will function extremely well together with the other facilities to be established at Økern – commerce, leisure activities and trade. The housing development must be seen in connection with the trade hub, eating places and urban adventure venues including: training, fitness, a public city pool and innovative work places.

By establishing attractive city centre housing we feel confident that Økern and the whole of Hovinbyen will be boosted and become a family friendly urban city centre.

Housing at Økern

A central position, closeness to public transport, well developed green structures and urban scenery will be the backbone of sustainable urban homes. In a smart and safe city environment the conditions must be created for people to take ownership of their city.


  • Primary aim to establish a diverse, safe and inclusive urban life for people of all kinds.
  • Activity and accessibility around the clock.
  • Urban living conditions with attractive squares, meeting places and "joie de vivre" for the residents.
  • Natural and environmentally friendly city structure with a focus on urbanity and green mobility.
  • Attractive green structures and urban scenery with immediate access to the Millennium park among other venues.


  • A modern mall and high quality services.
  • Work places and innovative and creative industry and commerce.
  • High quality urban experiences, leisure and cultural offerings.
  • One of the best centres for public transport, cycling and pathways in Oslo.