Holmenkollen ski jump by JDS Architects opens


The Holmenkollen ski jump by JDS Architects has opened in Oslo, Norway.

Although the overall project is unfinished, the jump has been certified as safe and was used at an opening ceremony earlier this month and the Ski Federation World Cup Nordic last weekend.

A bar and viewing platform will be added later this year. The project is expected to be fully completed in 2011.

More details in our earlier stories here and here.

Images are by JDS/Julien de Smedt Architects.

The information below is from the architects:

This weekend, on the 13th and 14th of March, the International Ski Federation (FIS) World Cup Nordic will be held at Holmenkollen with over 30,000 people are expected to attend. The jump is to be held as a trial test before the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships next year in Oslo, 24th of February – 6th March 2011.

On the 3rd of February, the International Ski Federation (FIS) certified the New Holmenkollen Fyr (HS134) that the facility passed all technical and safety standards required for international ski jumping competitions.

Though the ski jump is not fully completed, plans are being met and carried through as scheduled. On the 3rd of March, Annette Sagen became the first official ski jumper to jump 106.5 meters during the opening ceremony of the Skijump, which set a new Holmenkollen jump record. From the 20 ski jumpers taking part of the opening ceremony, Rune Vetla, a local ski jumper had the longest jump at 141 meters, breaking and currently holding the record at Holmenkollen hill!

After this weekend's event, JDS Architects will continue the remaining work on the completion plans until 2011. At the end of 2010, visitors can enjoy a bar at 418 meters above sea level and get the experience of looking down the in-run like a ski jumper. At the top of the of the 69 meter inclined-cantilever tower, a 110m2 plateau will reveal an amazing view over the city of Oslo and its fjords.

Posted on Tuesday March 16th 2010 at 12:08 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • We need more inigsths like this in this thread.

  • It’s a mazing how long it has taken this project to get to its public opening, and is still not finished.
    It just defies gravity!

  • colin from desa pesona

    make me faint………

  • but why

    mm, i thought Bjarke was in on this as well?
    shouldnt it be JDS/plot or the such as architects?

  • That’s pretty flippin’ awesome.

  • L

    Only JDS. No Bjarke.

  • hulluu

    @ “but why” – its made after the plot-split…so don´t you worry…

  • modular

    This is pretyy scary. Not the project. That’s good!

  • rach


  • Erik

    Great..That’s really something for in Dutch Mountains!

  • scary and good looking!

  • Booh

    Sublime. absolutely sublime.

  • amazing construction : )

    good job!

  • Jürgen

    It’s great :)) there has been a lecture be a JDS dude weeks ago at our university in Innsbruck – the people @ jds really rock!

  • pacman

    Its already awesome!! imagine when its finished!!!

  • Vinch

    JDS is so much better than BIG, but marketing is stronger in this world


    You hear that, Johan??? Jurgen says that you really rock!!! Tell him how you rock it. Go on. Tell him.

  • Al-Ishaq

    Congratulations on the successful design and structure.

    PS: Batophobia… “You gonna slip off the edge with your skis”

  • memo

    Who cares about others people’s comments ……it’s beatiful, weel done !!!!!

  • Too much to handle..

  • kath

    It has taken ages because 2 additonal skijumps was part of the scheme, they had to move a lake etc etc. You should see it lit at night – absoloutly breathtaking!

  • cool! looks pretty much like this one in garmisch-partenkichen: http://www.dezeen.com/2008/12/17/olympic-ski-jump-by-terrain-loenhartmayr/

  • lourdes


  • Eddie the Eagle

    I think i’ve just pooed my pants.

    Look at the size of the people on image 5!

  • J

    @ “but why” – i think this the question asked is more relevant for some of BIG:s projects .. how many times have you seen JDS/PLOT mention in conjunction with amazing project “Bjerget” (“the Mountain”), a project that was embarked upon well before the split.

  • dR

    My adrenaline is pumping and I’m not even a skier.

  • Altusabra

    Amazing :)