Oslo Architecture Triennale

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The Oslo Architecture Triennale is the Nordic region’s biggest architecture festival. Through exhibitions, conferences, debates, competitions, publications and events in different formats and media, OAT seeks to challenge the field of architecture and urbanism, as well as to engage, inspire and raise awareness among the public and decision-makers. The Triennale tackles issues with local, regional and global relevance.

This year’s main exhibition, Behind the Green Door, opens September 19. For the past year, the Belgian curators Rotor have collected over 600 objects, all carrying claims of sustainability, from over 200 architecture offices, companies and environmental organizations across the world. Together these objects form a collection of curiosities, exhibited at DogA until December 1st, 2013.

The main conference of the Triennale will take place on September 20th, and under the title “The Future of Comfort” will discuss how the importance of sustainability is challenging our idea of confort and how architects enter this debate. Speakers include Carolyn Steel (architect and writer), Alfredo Brillembourg (architect, Urban Think Tank), Minik Rosing (professor of geology), Chris Reed (teacher of landscape urbanism at the GSD), and Dominic Balmforth (Susturb, danish office).

We are going to show you more about the Triennale, the curators and the projects in future articles, including videos and interviews.

More information on the main exhibition, complete program, and locations after the break.

Carlo Caldini in the vegetable garden, S-Space Mondial Festival, 1971

The exhibition explores ‘sustainability’ in architecture and city planning almost 30 years after the Brundtland Commission first launched the term. Instead of taking a position on what is and isn’t sustainable, Rotor wish to look at how projects and products refer to the term to present themselves. In the exhibition you will find everything from press cuttings, material samples, models, games, photographs, videos and prototypes – an impressive collection showing how architecture, city planning, scientific practice, business opportunity and political power are intertwined under the umbrella of sustainability.

Nordic Built Arena, February 2012

The main exhibition invites you to a thorough, critical and playful journey through sustainability’s impact and influence on architectural culture over the past 30 years. While some today claim that the notion of sustainability has lost its meaning, others will argue that it has never been more important.

Boeri Architetti, Bosco Vertical

In addition to the main exhibition, Architecture Triennale collaborated with a number of partners in developing a rich program stretching across and the region. For further information, take a look at the full OAT programme.

Title: Oslo Architecture Triennale
Website: http://oslotriennale.com/en/#oat2013
From: Thu, 19 Sep 2013
Until: Sun, 01 Dec 2013

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Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "Oslo Architecture Triennale" 04 Sep 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 16 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=424365>

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