The bicycle hotel on Oslo S is Oslo`s first bicycle hotel. It is placed in connection to Oslo Central train station and offers all commuters or other travelers secure bicycle parking. The aim is that the hotel will help making it easier to combine bicycle and public transport.
The source of inspiration for the project is a painting by the Italian futurist Umberto Baccioni: “Dynamism of a Cyclist” from 1913. The picture demonstrates the futurists` fascination for speed, modern transport methods and the dynamics of movement. Baccioni`s work makes movement visible in a convincing way, so that cycling is associated with speed. If you define movement, it can be fragmented into a number of different parts set one after another. This type of fragmentation can be associated with the wooden slats in the room, where light is used as both a replacement and a supplement to these fragments.
The room has no windows, no daylights and the artificial lighting was therefore absolutely crucial for the visual experience of the room. Deeply recessed, diffused lines are placed between the wooden structures in a random but harmonious pattern. These are combined with direct LEDs behind the wooden structure and creates a light/shadow play on the floor with clear allusions to daylight.
The light indicates the city`s dynamics and movement in the area. The lights are programmed in a dynamic way, and the pattern slowly changes continuously. The two lighting systems provide variation between vertical and horizontal surfaces in the room, which is also visible from the outdoor area through the glass doors.
The project won Norwegian Lighting Award for «Best indoor project 2018».