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Snøhetta Unveils Plans for World's First Ship Tunnel in Norway

12:15 - 28 March, 2017
Snøhetta Unveils Plans for World's First Ship Tunnel in Norway, Examinations of the bedrock in Kjødepollen shows that there is more sediment than first expected. That means that the portal must be built on a larger area than previously planned. For practical and safety reasons, the entrance is proposed built as terraces. The terrace surfaces can be established by known principles for withdrawal of loads, with a combination of construction methods such as wire-cutting and blasting.. Image © Norwegian Coastal Administration/Snøhetta
Examinations of the bedrock in Kjødepollen shows that there is more sediment than first expected. That means that the portal must be built on a larger area than previously planned. For practical and safety reasons, the entrance is proposed built as terraces. The terrace surfaces can be established by known principles for withdrawal of loads, with a combination of construction methods such as wire-cutting and blasting.. Image © Norwegian Coastal Administration/Snøhetta

The Norwegian Coastal Administration has revealed visualizations of the world’s first full-scale ship tunnel that would link two fjords on either side of the Stad Peninsula in Norway, allowing ships to bypass the “most exposed, most dangerous” waters on the Norwegian coast. With the project now in the feasibility stage, architecture studio Snøhetta has produced a series of rendered design concepts to help the project gain traction within the Norwegian government.

Above the tunnel entrance at the Moldefjorden side, it is proposed to establish a new overhead bridge. The fly bridge cross the portal will also be available to the public. From the sidewalk the public can watch the ships entering and coming out of the ship tunnel.. Image © Norwegian Coastal Administration/Snøhetta Moldefjorden: Bridge, with access for the public. Image © Norwegian Coastal Administration/Snøhetta Given the scope, a multi-functional facilitation is an important part of the planning. There is a need for a longitudinal guiding structure through the tunnel and on both sides of the tunnel. These will protect the vessel against impact, but can also be used as escape routes during evacuation, and access road for inspection and maintenance of the facility.. Image © Norwegian Coastal Administration/Snøhetta The illustration shows a cross section of the ship tunnel as planned with the relevant measurements.. Image © Norwegian Coastal Administration/Appex +8

Løren Metro Station / Arne Henriksen Arkitekter + MDH Arkitekter

11:00 - 9 March, 2017
Løren Metro Station / Arne Henriksen Arkitekter + MDH Arkitekter, © Ivan Brodey
© Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey +20

Cabin Ustaoset / Jon Danielsen Aarhus MNAL

05:00 - 3 March, 2017
Cabin Ustaoset / Jon Danielsen Aarhus MNAL, © Knut Bry
© Knut Bry

© Knut Bry © Knut Bry © Knut Bry © Knut Bry +37

Richard Rogers Fellowship 2017 - Winners Announced

08:00 - 22 February, 2017
Richard Rogers Fellowship 2017 - Winners Announced, Fellows will be based at the Grade II listed Wimbledon House designed by Richard Rogers. Image Courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Design
Fellows will be based at the Grade II listed Wimbledon House designed by Richard Rogers. Image Courtesy of Harvard Graduate School of Design

The Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Massachusetts has announced the winners of the Richard Rogers Fellowship 2017. Launched in October 2016, the Fellowship seeks to act as an international platform assembling experts and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines, using the built environment to positively impact on the quality of human life. The six inaugural Fellows, selected from 200 applicants worldwide, will undertake three months of research at the Wimbledon House, a Grade II listed residence in London gifted to the School by world-renowned British architect Richard Rogers.

The Ice Balls / Mjölk architekti

11:00 - 8 February, 2017
The Ice Balls / Mjölk architekti, Courtesy of Mjölk architekti
Courtesy of Mjölk architekti

Courtesy of Mjölk architekti Courtesy of Mjölk architekti Courtesy of Mjölk architekti Courtesy of Mjölk architekti +23

Moholt Timber Towers / MDH Arkitekter

02:00 - 6 February, 2017
Moholt Timber Towers  / MDH Arkitekter, © Ivan Brodey
© Ivan Brodey

© Studentsamskipnaden og MDH arkitekter  © Tomas Bekkavik © Studentsamskipnaden og MDH arkitekter  © Studentsamskipnaden og MDH arkitekter  +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Trondheim, Norway
  • Architects in Charge

    Minna Riska, Dagfinn Sagen, Helge Lunder
  • Team

    Minna Riska, Dagfinn Sagen , Helge Lunder, Heleri Nommik, Ida Revfem, Benjamin Sjøberg , Sigbjørn Willemsen, Natasa Zednik, Ingeborg Sommerfeldt
  • Area

    21700.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Oslo Skatehall / Dark Arkitekter

05:00 - 31 January, 2017
Oslo Skatehall / Dark Arkitekter, © Finn Ståle Felberg/Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF
© Finn Ståle Felberg/Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF

© Finn Ståle Felberg/Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF © Lars Gartå © Finn Ståle Felberg/Kultur- og idrettsbygg Oslo KF © Lars Gartå +49

A Capsule of "Almost-Forgotten History": Surface Magazine Visits Peter Zumthor's Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum

12:00 - 30 January, 2017
A Capsule of "Almost-Forgotten History": Surface Magazine Visits Peter Zumthor's Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum , © Per Berntsen
© Per Berntsen

Below is an excerpt of the cover story of this month’s Surface magazine: an in-depth look at Peter Zumthor’s recently completed Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum, featuring exclusive quotes from the architect himself.

The first thing you notice when you arrive at the new Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum outside Sauda, Norway, is that it looks nothing like a museum—or at least, what we think of as a museum. On a steep site framed by elegantly rugged walls of dry stone, three black, shed-like and zinc-roofed structures look far too small to house exhibits, much less hordes of visitors. But this isn’t a museum in the conventional sense. Consisting of a service building with restrooms, a café, and a gallery—all perched on tall timber supports—it’s more a memorial to those who toiled in the zinc mine that operated on the site from 1881 to 1899 in the spectacularly beautiful Allmannajuvet Ravine. The mine and its accompanying trail were long ago abandoned, the original buildings a distant memory.

Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema Expansion / Snøhetta

09:00 - 30 January, 2017
Lillehammer Art Museum and Lillehammer Cinema Expansion  / Snøhetta, © Mark Syke
© Mark Syke

© Mark Syke © Mark Syke © Mark Syke © Mark Syke +25

Villa Holtet / Atelier Oslo

09:00 - 24 January, 2017
Villa Holtet  / Atelier Oslo, © Gunnar Sørås
© Gunnar Sørås

© Lars Petter Pettersen © Gunnar Sørås © Lars Petter Pettersen © Lars Petter Pettersen +11

The Noble Simplicity of Peter Zumthor's Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum

09:30 - 22 January, 2017
© Aldo Amoretti
© Aldo Amoretti

After previously documenting the Bruder Klaus Field Chapel, photographer Aldo Amoretti once again captures the grounded simplicity of Peter Zumthor, this time with images of his Allmannajuvet Zinc Mine Museum in Sauda, Norway. The three-building campus calls upon the aesthetics of the country's abandoned zinc mines from the 1800s, evoking the toilsome labor of the workers in its rough stone and exposed joint work. The museum is situated on one of Norway's National Tourist Routes and was commissioned by the state as part of an effort to increase tourism in the region. As such, the buildings are poised in and above the landscape, providing views of the natural gorge that unfold as visitors move through Zumthor's dark, shaftlike interiors.

Amoretti's photos express the modesty of the project, from the blackness of the interior galleries to the thin stilts that support the buildings within their rocky surroundings. The museum structures are suspended in balance with the harsh, gray climate—a noble representation of the working conditions of the miners the project aims to memorialize.

© Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti © Aldo Amoretti +22

Snøhetta Designs World’s Northernmost Energy Positive Building in Norway

12:10 - 18 January, 2017

A country known for economic dependency on its rich oil deposits, Norway is now looking toward the future of energy production: net-positive architecture. Taking the lead in this initiative, developer Emil Eriksrød has commissioned American-Norwegian firm Snøhetta to design Norway’s first energy positive building, Powerhouse Telemark, a 6,500 square meter (70,000 square foot) office building located in the tiny Norwegian town of Porsgrunn, home to just 35,000 people. When completed, it will be the world’s northernmost plus-energy building.

Snøhetta Designs World’s Northernmost Energy Positive Building in Norway © Loft Visual Group/Snøhetta © Loft Visual Group/Snøhetta © Loft Visual Group/Snøhetta +11

White Arkitekter Proposes Transparent "Lantern" Design for Akershus Art Center

08:00 - 2 January, 2017
White Arkitekter Proposes Transparent "Lantern" Design for Akershus Art Center, Courtesy of White Arkitekter
Courtesy of White Arkitekter

White Arkitekter has proposed a timber-framed "lantern" design for in a new addition to the local art center in Akershus, Norway as part of a limited architecture competition. The design by White Arkitekter was selected as a runner-up, with Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter named the winner. White’s design aims to connect the art facilities to adjacent historical institutions and create additional public space.

Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter Courtesy of White Arkitekter +10

Cabin Geilo / Lund Hagem Architects

03:00 - 29 December, 2016
Cabin Geilo / Lund Hagem Architects, © Marc Goodwin
© Marc Goodwin

© Marc Goodwin               © Marc Goodwin               © Marc Goodwin               © Marc Goodwin               +24

Eero Saarinen-Designed US Embassy in Oslo to Be Preserved After Sale by Government

12:00 - 26 December, 2016
Eero Saarinen-Designed US Embassy in Oslo to Be Preserved After Sale by Government, US Embassy in Oslo. Designed by Eero Saarinen. Image © Flickr user A.Curell. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0
US Embassy in Oslo. Designed by Eero Saarinen. Image © Flickr user A.Curell. Licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

The Eero Saarinen-designed US Embassy in Oslo is set to be placed under historic preservation orders following the building’s sale by the US government.

The US embassy to Norway since 1959, the building will change hands once staff are moved into the new US embassy building at Huseby, which is expected to complete in early 2017.

Winners Announced For Norwegian Competition to Convert Grain Silo into Art Museum

14:00 - 24 December, 2016
Winners Announced For Norwegian Competition to Convert Grain Silo into Art Museum, Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo
Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo

The winners of the Kunstsilo (Art Silo) competition to convert a 1935 harbor-side grain silo into an art museum in Kristiansand, Norway have been announced, with one overall winner and five runners up. MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO, a team from Barcelona, have won the competition, out of 101 proposals, with their concept, SILOSAMLINGEN (“The Silo Collection”), which, according to the jury, “demonstrates a crystal-clear combination of architectural self-assurance and humble respect for the silo building and its newly assigned task.”

Courtesy of X + I ARCHITECTURE Courtesy of Galmstrup LTD Courtesy of NA TO WA Architects and Austigard Arkitektur AS Winning proposal by MESTRES WÅGE ARQUITECTES and MX_SI ARCHITECTURAL STUDIO. Image Courtesy of Kunstsilo +8

Snøhetta-Designed Norwegian Banknotes to Go into Circulation in 2017

14:00 - 21 December, 2016
Back of the 100-krone note. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta
Back of the 100-krone note. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta

In 2014, Snøhetta was announced as one of two winners in a competition to design new banknotes for the Norwegian Bank. Now, after 2 years of development, the first bills have been produced and are nearly ready to begin full circulation.

To coincide with the occasion, Norges Bank has released a series of videos explaining the design and production process. Check them out below.

Summer House Gravråk / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

09:00 - 12 December, 2016
Summer House Gravråk / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk
© Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

© Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk © Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk +30