Radisson Red has opened a new sustainable design hotel in Oslo. The Radisson Red Oslo Økern is in Økern Portal around 15 minutes walk from Oslo Central Station.
The hotel has an A class energy rating, meaning its energy level will not exceed 140 Kwh/sqm, and it uses rainfall catchers to water its rooftop garden. Additionally, the Økern Portal community has its own energy wells that produce 90 per cent of the heating for the entire development. The sustainability-focused business area includes Northern Europe’s biggest rooftop garden where herbs and vegetables are grown and used by the hotel and wider area’s restaurants’
The hotel has been certified with an ‘Excellent’ rating from BREEAM , a science-based system to determine the sustainability of buildings. It considers a building’s low impact design and carbon emissions, adaption to climate change, and ecological value and biodiversity protection.
The hotel includes 204 rooms and has an eye-catching entrance with a sculpture in the form of a tiger, recognizing the city’s nickname “Tiger City”, believed to be coined by Norwegian poet Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, who used a tiger to represent Oslo in his poetry. The statue can be found on the rooftop terrace and outside the main entrance.
On the hotel’s 12th floor, the hotel’s restaurant, rooftop bar and outdoor terrace has a panoramic view of Oslo. The hotel has 13 meeting rooms, with the largest room able to accommodate 120 guests.