Holmenkollen ski jump by Julien de Smedt

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Danish architect Julien de Smedt of JDS Architects has won a competition to design a new ski jump at Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway.

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The new facility will be completed by 2010.

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Details from JDS:

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TITLE: NEW HOLMENKOLLEN FYR: EXTENDING TRADITIONS

CODE: HOP

PROJECT: HOLMENKOLLEN SKI JUMP

LOCATION: OSLO, NORWAY

SIZE: -

TYPE: OPEN COMPETITION, 1ST PRIZE

CLIENT: OSLO MUNICIPALITY

COLLABORATORS: FLORIAN KOSCHE, ENGINEER

BUDGET: -

STATUS: COMPLETION 2010

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PROJECT SUMMARY:

THE NEW HOLMENKOLLEN HILL IS EXTENDING TRADITION… TO THE SKY!

IT STRIVES TO KEEP THE FINE BALANCE BETWEEN MAJESTIC AND SIMPLE AND EMPHASIZES THE EXISTING LANDMARK VALUES WHILE INTRODUCING CONTEMPORARY MATERIALS AND DESIGN.

TO EMPHASIZE THE SILHOUETTE, THE SHAPE IS SHARP AND SIMPLY CUT. IT USES THE GIVEN WIND PROTECTION PROFILE AND OFFSETS IT PARALLEL DOWN, CREATING A SMOOTH BENDED RECTANGLE HOSTING THE SLOPE, THE MAIN ELEVATORS AND THE TOP IN-RUN PROGRAM.

THE TOP IS CUT HORIZONTALLY TO ACCOMMODATE A VIEWING PLATFORM. THE KNOLL BUILDING IS MOVED FURTHER UP THE HILL, SERVING AS ANCHOR POINT FOR THE STRUCTURE, LETTING IT CANTILEVER AND AVOID A DISRUPTIVE STRUCTURAL SUPPORT.

FROM A DISTANCE THE STRUCTURE WILL APPEAR AS A MILKY-WHITE SHARP PROFILE FURTHER EXTENDED WITH A LIGHT BEAM DIFFUSING INTO THE SKY.
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  • jGo

    It is good to see the other half of PLOT getting some attention. I was beginning tho think it was the Bjarke Ingles (BIG) show.

  • jHo

    Julien de Smedt = belgium…

  • http://archipelagoes.blogspot.com/ Tim

    If you’ve been practising out of Danmark for years, are living there, have the Belgian nationality and have studied here and there… what nation would one use to describe? the office is Danish but he’s Belgian, I suppose. But who cares, the plan is rather sexy, I must say.