Norway's Oslo Airport has completed the 115,000m² expansion of its existing terminal building.

Designed by Nordic-Office of Architecture, the new terminal now features sustainability practices, a new 300m pier, and an upgraded train station at the airport's centre.

The upgrade of the train station is expected to allow 70% of all passengers to access the airport using public transport.

The new design enhances the airport's capacity from 19 million to an estimated future capacity of 30 miliion, as well as improves passenger flow, with 450m being the current walking distance.

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The design team used holistic sustainability approach by harvesting the maximum possible on-site energy.

"We are delighted to have delivered a project which not only develops Oslo Airport’s distinctive architecture, but one which also provides a greatly enhanced experience for passengers."

The sustainability practices will see that the snow from the runways will now be stored on site depot, for usage as a coolant during summer.

Nordic-Office of Architecture founder and design head Gudmund Stokke said: “We are delighted to have delivered a project which not only develops Oslo Airport’s distinctive architecture, but one which also provides a greatly enhanced experience for passengers.“

The building has used only natural materials such as timber for the new pier, recycled steel, and environmentally friendly concrete mixed with volcanic ash.

The use of these materials has decreased the CO² emissions by 35%.

Compared to the existing terminal, the new expansion will help to reduce energy consumption by up to 50%, as well as focus on passenger comfort and well-being.

Nordic is also working on ten different projects in seven different countries.