City of Oslo and the Norwegian Ski Association was the organizer of the Nordic World Ski Championships in 2011 and Oslo Municipality decided to fix up the Holmenkollen national facility to the races.
As part of the facility expansion got the world famous Holmenkollen a new ski jump designed by JDS Architect’s. There were also built new viewing platform, new Starthus, elevator along with the slope and the slope is partly lined with new windscreen. Even lighter and tribunområde is renovated.
Full Holmenkollen area was rebuilt and, among other stadium received new bridges, new trails into the stadium, renovated firing points for biathletes and better accessibility for the audience. All renovations and new buildings were ready for the opening ceremony of the World Cup in 2010 and the grand opening of whole new Holmenkollen area was made in conjunction with the World Ski Championships in February 2011. A VM which incidentally became Norway’s major triumph race with 570,000 visitors out of the area during the races . A record of public events that are hard to beat in ski context. There were 20 medals to Norway with gold for both Marit Bjoergen and Petter Northug, but Sweden managed to take several medals by including Marcus Hellner and Charlotte Kalla and came third in the medal battle.
Holmenkollen is a stunning design that was a symbol throughout the World Cup event and will remain so for a long time to come. We are proud and happy to have participated in the creation of this national symbol.