The Norwegian Parliament approved the construction of a new airport.
At the same time a plan for the artistic decoration of the airport
was drawn up with a budget of 18 million (NOK).
The Main plan for integrated
artistic decoration, first publication.
October - 1996 January
competition for the main artistic decoration of the Land side room
and the Railway station, step 1 - development of ideas with 12 invited
February - June
2 of the competition. Five of the artists were invited to developed
their ideas into project descriptions. The budget for the Landside
room was 4 million NOK and for the Railway station 1,8 million NOK
The jury of the competition announced the two winners of the competition:
Per Inge Björlo with "Alexis" and Anna Karin Rynander
with "Human in Motion".
September 13 - October
The result of the competition were presented as an exhibition on
Stenersen Museum. At that exhibition a simple prototype of the Soundshower
were installed at the exhibition together with a pointer sign with
pictogram. A full-page article with the title Soundshower were published
in VG, one of the main newspapers in Norway, with a picture of the
prototype were installed in one of the piers at Gardermoen.
six Soundshowers in the two piers were installed with working beta
sound and software.
three Soundshowers in the Landside room were installed.
two Soundshowers at the Railway platform were installed.
official opening day of the Airport. All eleven Soundshowers with
final sounds and software ready.