NRK to Leave Marienlyst – Could Open Up for 107,000 sqm Housing
Norway The Norwegian public broadcasting NRK are set to leave their building at Marienlyst in Oslo after more than 80 years. This could open up for 107,000 sqm of new housing in central Oslo.
"There has been a tremendous development in the ways of producing and publishing media content during all the years NRK has been at Marienlyst. We need new, flexible premises that help to develop NRK in line with the goal of being a world-class publisher and content producer," says Director of Broadcasting Thor Gjermund Eriksen.
A new head office will be financed with the re-adjustment and sale of the property at Marienlyst. In NRK's proposed plan program, a housing share of 65 per cent of the land area has been set up. The protected Kringkastingshuset with Store Studio and associated green areas will be preserved and transformed into new use within the limits provided by the conservation.
"From here it has been created and shared large and small moments that have gathered and engaged people in Norway through generations. We have emphasized that the planning program should provide a basis for developing the area with good urban and book qualities, while at the same time safeguarding the cultural-historical values, opening up and making available for far more than is the case today," says Thor Gjermund Eriksen.
A plan alternative has also been created where the housing share amounts to up to 20 per cent of the total land area. The consultation period for both plan options is six weeks from today.
NRK will start sales process in 2019 and search for new location in the Oslo area.