June this year, Space Group won the invited competition for redesign of the Oslo Central Station organised by developer ROM Eiendom. The ambition of the 2.9 billion NKR project is to make the station become one of the most modern public transport hubs in Europe. The 100,000m2 design including station facilities, hotel, shopping, offices, conference, restaurants and an event space. Whereas today all types of shopping, station functions and circulation compete for space and dissolve without the experience of architectural definition, the ambition is now to liberate and strengthen each individual architectural element with its dedicated functions and give them all a clear connection to the station axis. The design process starts already at the summer or 2008, the construction will start in 2013 and it is estimated a 5-10 year long construction period. Source: Space Group.