SALT are temporarily at Festningsallmenningen.
The contruction of Operaallmenningen in front of the new public library startes in 2018 and will be open to the public in 2020.
The northern part of Akerselvallmenningen opened in 2014.
The work in Bispekilen has started, and will open to the public after 2020.
Kongsbakken will become a large common for recreation.
Public spaces are important in a well-functioning city. One of the most important plans for Bjørvika are the seven commons and the continuous harbor promenade. The public areas extend as open connections from todays inner city, Grønland and Gamlebyen, through the new urban development areas in Bjørvika and down to the fjord and the harbor promenade.
Bjørvika covers a total of 820 000 m2. 40% of this will be turned into parks, commons (known as “allmenning” in Norwegian) and a 3 kilometer long waterfront promenade.
Some of the commons are organized for high activity, culture, art, shopping and restaurants. Others are meant for recreation, sports, quiet contemplation and experiencing closeness to nature and the fjord.
The northern part of Akerselvalmenningen and Stasjonsallmenningen are completed, and the rest is finished in parallel to the construction of surrounding buildings. The park and swimming area at the tip of Sørenga opened in 2015. At Loallmenningen, Losæter has been established prior to the detailed regulation, as a place where art and urban agriculture meet. The large common in front of the new public library between the Opera and Central station opera common will be completed at the same time as the New Deichman Library in 2020. It will have a water mirror in the summer and a ice skating rink in wintertime. The work with Bispekilen and Kongsbakken will start up in the next few years.
Bjørvika Utvikling AS has the overall responsibility for all public space construction in Bjørvika. The district’s public spaces are being completed apace with the rest of the property development in the neighbourhood.
Once the public spaces have been fully developed, they will be handed over to the City of Oslo free of charge. The Office for Real Estate and Urban Renewal handles property management, while the Agency for Urban Environment is responsible for maintenance.