GARDEN GN(H)OME

This worn and grey backyard in the city center of Oslo sits on top of a gym, surrounded by apartments and office blocks. We were asked to draw a small building to host bicycle parking for the inhabitants, and waste management for the workers. The owner requested a simple and tasteful solution with possibility for using the roof as solar thermal collectors or as a green terrace for people. The final proposal is clad with concrete and astroturf. But be careful!! To brighten up life glowing garden gnomes lurk in the artificial grass…

Design team:
Hallstein Guthu