This Norwegian Airport Is Getting Its Own City With All-Electric Cars And Trains
Oslo Airport is getting its very own city packed with tourist attractions and sustainable endeavors.
The airport city in Oslo, Norway will have 43-million feet of housing, parks and offices. And even crazier, it’s all going to be energy-positive. That means the mini-city will create more energy than it uses.
The city will have parks with rock climbing areas and large swimming pools where you can see planes flying overhead. And in case airplanes aren’t enough of an aviation option, visitors can take parachute rides over the new city.
There will be no traditional cars in Oslo Airport City (OAC). Instead, pedestrians will get around by electric trains and self-driving electric cars. Plans for the city ensure there is a train station within a five-minute walk no matter where you are in the city. Bikers will also enjoy a cycling path leading around the lake, while sailors can take boats out on the water.
The project, designed by Haptic Architects and Nordic – Office of Architecture, will take 30 years to build. But starting now, the airport city is on its way to realization.
[h/t Travel and Leisure]
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