The Holmenkollen Ski Jump Building in Norwegian with Contemporary Design by JDS Architects

Holmenkollen Ski Architecture
Holmenkollen Ski Architecture

The Holmenkollen ski jump is often described as one of the most famous installations of sport in the world. Designed by JDS Architects and 100 years ago, was a Norwegian lieutenant in the air and the ski jump 9.5 meters, was born pushed.Since 1892, the village welcomes Holmenkollen, Oslo 20 minutes, the legendary venues and remains one of the most important places for international sport, including the 1952 Olympic Winter Games.

In close cooperation with the city council, founded JDSA Norconsult an office in the capital and worked with the Norwegian engineering firm to perform its elegant form serpentine, which will be a beacon for the city and a new window for the sport ski jumping. Instead of a series of pavilions scattered throughout the park, blending design of the various amenities in a holistic model. The cabins of the judges, commentators, coaches, the royal family, VIPs, the windshield, the corridors, the lobby, the entrance into the arena and the arena, the show for skiers, the business of memories, access to the existing museum the public at the top, everything is included in the form of the jump. The simplicity of the resulting solution improves the viewing experience and focuses light for skiers. Ski jumping is clad in aluminum and glass and is 58 meters into the air. It to jump an impressive 69 meters boom on the first day of practice, the record for the longest jump was broken made in Holmenkollen.

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In September 2007 JDS Architects won the international competition for a new Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo and have now been commissioned to build the new jump tower and arena for the World Championship in 2011. Located on the hillside north west of Oslo centre, Holmenkollen stands out as an iconic landmark for the city of Oslo as well as for the entire nation.
The new ski jump will replace the existing ski jump and will be built at the same site where it has resided since the first Holmenkollen ski jump was erected in 1892. Since then the jump has been rebuilt 18 times.
The new ski jump will be completed in time for the 2011 World Championship and bring the Holmenkollen ski jump up to date with new standards and regulations in accordance with the international skiing federation. The silhouette of the new tower has a sharp and simple cut. The profile follows the jumpers descent and is offset to create necessary wind protection. The smooth and bended rectangle hosts the slope, the main structure and circulation with an inclined elevator running from the bottom to the top where a 50 m2 bar/jumpers lounge and jump platform is located. The top is cut horizontally to accommodate a viewing platform with a 360º panorama view over the Oslo city landscape.
The Holmenkollen hill plays a significant part identifying Oslo. In the Oslo panorama its characteristic profile is a clear icon, up close its majestic steepness rises towards the sky, making heads tilt and from the top, the panorama view towards the fjord are fantastic. It is a building beyond conventions, and it is no wonder that it is one of Oslo’s most visited tourist attractions. To create a new slope on the soil of the old requires full awareness of its traditions.
The new Holmenkollen Beacon is extending tradition… to the sky! In emphasizing the existing landmark’s values, it strives to keep the fine balance between majestic and simple, while introducing contemporary materials and design. Conceptually the project works with three stages of visibility: the far-away panorama, the close-up at the foot of the slope and the view outward from the top. The shape of the silhouette is emphasized with a sharp and simply cut.
The given wind protection profile is utilized and offset in a parallel manner downward, creating a smooth bended rectangle hosting the slope, the main elevators and the top in-run program. The top is then sliced horizontally to accommodate a viewing platform. The Knoll building is moved further up the hill to serve as an anchor point for the structure, letting it cantilever and avoid visually disruptive structural supports. From a distance the structure will appear as a milky-white sharp profile extending further into the sky with a diffused beam of light; a beacon for Oslo.
Holmenkollen Ski Jump Norway – Building Information 

PROJECT: Ski Jump, Stadium, Renovation & Addition for World Championship 2011
TYPE: Open Competition, 1st Prize
BUDGET: 250 000 000 NOK (29 000 000 EUR)
CLIENT: Oslo Municipality
COLLABORATORS: Norconsult, Grindaker, Metallplan, Intra
LOCATION: Oslo, Norway
STATUS: Started 2008, Completion 2011

Partners in charge: Julien De SmedtProject Managers: Morten S. Haave, Kamilla Heskje
Project Architect: Erik Olav Marstein, Torkel Njå, Kristoffer Harling, Marco Boella, Edna Lueddecke, Michaela Weisskirchner

Product design/interior: Wouter Dons

Team (Project): Aleksandra Kiszkielis, Alex Dent, Alf Lassen Nielsen, Andrea Weisser, Andy Vann, Carlos Cabrera, Dries Rodet, Elina Manninen, Eric Gilham, Felix Luong, Filip Lipinsky, Guilherme Cartaxo, Gunnar Hoess, Magdalena Kusowska, Mimmi Wide Gustafson, Ieva Maknickaite, Isabella Eriksson, James McBennett, Johanna Kliment, Josué Gillet, Liz Kelzey, Nicholas Muraglia, Pauline Lavie, Pauline Parcollet, Rasmus Brusgaard Hansen, Robert Huebser, Ruben Rendon, Stefan Busch, Tabea Treier, Tineke Vanduffel, Wolfgang Mitterer, Wouter Dons

Competition Team: Mikkel H. Sørensen, Babara Costa, Derrick Lai,
Victoria Diemer Bennetzen, Mads Knak-Nielsen

Structural engineers + services, M&E: Norconsult
Quantity surveyor: Bygganalyse
Landscape: Grindaker AS
Lighting consultants: ÅF Hansen & Henneberg ; Intra
Facade and steel details: Metallplan