2055 - Jernbanen Oslo S
Future Scenarios under construction

In the early 2050s, a massive concrete platform (known locally as the Lid) was built above the web of train tracks east of Oslo Central Station. Making use of this space for city development was originally a good idea, but in the decision-making process that followed, the opinions of the people were overrun by commercial interests. In 2052, the City Council gave concession to the building of a huge shopping mall on the Lid. Protests grew as construction started. In 2054, the half-built mall was taken over by neighborhood activists. A thriving free-state community developed. The occupants continued building with whatever materials they could get their hands on. What was once a grey monstrosity of concrete and steel developed into a colorful and creative-chaotic city scape.

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