About the project
“The park has an extraordinary landscape-architectural quality” stated the jury in its verdict for the City of Oslo Architecture Award.
Having run through a pipe for almost fifty years, the Hovinbekken stream has become a key meeting place in the new Bjerkedalen Park.
The universally designed promenade winds it way through the park and along the Hovinbekken stream, which now runs in the open. The pond has a beach, genuine stream with water deep enough for swimming, and is transformed into a natural ice rink during the winter.
Furniture, lighting and bicycle parking have been placed harmoniously in the surroundings. 200 deciduous trees and 50,000 perennials ensure a rich variety of colour.
The project is part of the Groruddalen initiative, which will contribute to better environmental and living conditions in Oslo East. Bjerkedalen Park won the City of Oslo Architecture Award in 2015.
Vestre has supplied furniture and bicycle parking to the park.