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Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Competition for Mixed-Use Tower and Urban Plan in Stavanger, Norway

14:20 - 20 September, 2016
Schmidt Hammer Lassen Wins Competition for Mixed-Use Tower and Urban Plan in Stavanger, Norway, © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects
© Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects has won an international competition for the design of an urban redevelopment plan and high-rise in Stavanger, Norway. Beating out entries from Snøhetta, UNStudio, Dark Arkitekter and Eder Biesel Arkitekter, the winning proposal, “Breiavatnet Lanterna,” features a dynamic scheme to support the proliferation of sustainable and creative work environments throughout the city.

The project encompasses a new public center, the transformation of an existing park and a new 101 meter (331 foot) tall tower that will contain 18,170 square meters (195,580 square feet) of highly-flexible space for offices, restaurants, conferences and exhibitions. Both the ground and top floors of the high-rise will be publicly accessible, ensuring the building will remain an asset for the entire community.

© Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects © Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects +14

Norwegian Mountaineering Center / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

02:00 - 20 September, 2016
Norwegian Mountaineering Center / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, © Søren Harder Nielsen
© Søren Harder Nielsen

Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Architects © Søren Harder Nielsen © Søren Harder Nielsen © Søren Harder Nielsen +37

SPOL Architects Receives Approval for Oval-Shaped Hotel Near Oslo Airport

08:00 - 18 September, 2016
SPOL Architects Receives Approval for Oval-Shaped Hotel Near Oslo Airport, Courtesy of SPOL Architects
Courtesy of SPOL Architects

SPOL Architects’ First Hotel OSL, a hotel near the newly extended Oslo Airport, has received planning approval after a unanimous vote in the Jessheim City Council. Designed to be a destination in itself, the hotel will be an environmentally friendly oval shape, featuring 300 rooms and a large atrium for sports activities. 

Acting as a “meeting place for globe trotters,” the hotel aims to become a shared space for shared experiences for travelers.

Courtesy of SPOL Architects Courtesy of SPOL Architects Courtesy of SPOL Architects Courtesy of SPOL Architects +9

Atelier Bow-Wow, OMA, and Amale Andraos Live From the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale

16:00 - 14 September, 2016
The After Belonging Agency: Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Ignacio Galán, Alejandra Navarrese Llopis, Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco and Marina Otero Verzier. Image Courtesy of Oslo Architecture Triennale
The After Belonging Agency: Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Ignacio Galán, Alejandra Navarrese Llopis, Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco and Marina Otero Verzier. Image Courtesy of Oslo Architecture Triennale

“Belonging,” the curatorial quintet of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale, After Belonging, argue, “is no longer something bound to one’s own space of residence, or to the territory of a nation.” For this group of Spanish-born architects, academics and theorists—Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Ignacio Galán, Carlos Minguez Carrasco, Alejandra Navarrese Llopis and Marina Otero Verzier—the very notion of our belongings and what it means to belong is becoming increasingly unstable.

After Belonging is the sixth incarnation of the Triennale and the first one in which a single curatorial thread has woven all of the festival’s activities together, including the international conference. The goal of the two primary exhibitions—On Residence and In Residence, including a series of Intervention Strategies—is to develop platforms with the aim of “rehearsing research strategies,” providing new ways for architects to engage with “contemporary changing realities."

Skåpet Mountain Lodges in Soddatjørn / KOKO architects

03:00 - 12 September, 2016
Skåpet Mountain Lodges in Soddatjørn / KOKO architects, © Tonu Tunnel
© Tonu Tunnel

© Tonu Tunnel © Tonu Tunnel © Tonu Tunnel © Tonu Tunnel +16

OMA & Bengler Present PANDA, An Investigation of the Share Economy at the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale

11:15 - 9 September, 2016
OMA & Bengler Present PANDA, An Investigation of the Share Economy at the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale, PANDA gear. Image Courtesy of OMA & Bengler
PANDA gear. Image Courtesy of OMA & Bengler

PANDA, an exhibition by OMA & Bengler, opens today at the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale – After Belonging.

From the architect. PANDA investigates the accelerating influence of digital sharing platforms, their social and political implications, and pervasive impact on the built environment. In the early 2000s, the democratic spaces of the web were greeted as an alternative to centralized commercial and social structure; in 2007, after the financial landslide, the sharing gospel gave hope to those struggling to make a living.

PANDA installation. Image Courtesy of OMA & Bengler PANDA logo. Image Courtesy of OMA & Bengler PANDA, a counter-organization for-profit platform in Forbes. Image Courtesy of OMA & Bengler Map of discontent zoom. Image Courtesy of OMA & Bengler +14

Transborder Studio Wins Competition to Renovate Oslo Dairy Factory into New Agricultural District

16:45 - 6 September, 2016
Transborder Studio Wins Competition to Renovate Oslo Dairy Factory into New Agricultural District, Courtesy of Transborder Studio
Courtesy of Transborder Studio

Oslo-based Transborder Studio have won a competition for the development of new “Agricultural District” surrounding a former dairy factory in East Oslo. Selected from 5 proposals from invited architect teams, the winning design, entitled “Follow the Milk,” strives to develop the district into a place where “ agriculture has a new relevance related to urban food culture, bioproducts and the agricultural sector’s role in a sustainable future.”

Courtesy of Transborder Studio Courtesy of Transborder Studio Courtesy of Transborder Studio Courtesy of Transborder Studio +5

Utsikten Viewpoint / CODE: arkitektur

05:00 - 22 August, 2016
Utsikten Viewpoint / CODE: arkitektur, © Jiri Havran
© Jiri Havran

© Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Norway
  • Structural Engineer

    B- Consult
  • Structural Engineering

  • Area

    850.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Jiri Havran , Courtesy of CODE Arkitektur

Three Nordic Refractions: After Belonging Agency Discuss the Theme of the 2016 Oslo Trienniale

04:00 - 12 August, 2016

In May 2016, the After Belonging Agency discussed the theme of the forthcoming Oslo Architecture Triennale—entitled After Belonging: a Triennale In-Residence, On Residence, and the Ways We Stay In-Transit—as part of In Therapy, the exhibition of the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The hour-long discussion, which also includes presentations by Shumi Bose and Füsun Türetken, begins with an in-depth description of how the Triennale intends to focus on the future challenges of migration by investigating how cities and architecture can react to large groups of people moving and resettling.

Submerged Floating Tunnels May Be the Solution to Crossing Norway's Treacherous Fjords

16:30 - 26 July, 2016
Submerged Floating Tunnels May Be the Solution to Crossing Norway's Treacherous Fjords, via Norwegian Public Roads Administration
via Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Norway’s Public Roads Administration have begun conducting feasibility studies on the installation of what would be the world’s first floating underwater tunnel system. Norway is famous for its fjords, whose incredible depths make traditional bridge building a costly headache. Instead, the most common way to traverse them is through the use of ferries, a system that is both slow and subject to harsh weather conditions. As a result, engineers began looking for a new solution.

Transformation of an Old Garage into a Library / NOMA Architects

13:00 - 26 July, 2016
Transformation of an Old Garage into a Library  / NOMA Architects, © Jean S. Lorentzen
© Jean S. Lorentzen

© Jean S. Lorentzen © Jean S. Lorentzen © Jean S. Lorentzen © Jean S. Lorentzen +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tjøme, Norway
  • Architect in Charge

    NOMA Architects
  • Design Team

    Vincenzo Marchese, Petter Nordahl
  • Area

    65.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre / Mecanoo

02:00 - 21 July, 2016
KRONA Knowledge and Cultural Centre  / Mecanoo, Courtesy of Mecanoo
Courtesy of Mecanoo

Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo Courtesy of Mecanoo +21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Kongsberg, Norway
  • Area

    24000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Mecanoo

Stranden 1 / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS

05:00 - 15 July, 2016
Stranden 1 / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +26

Eldhusøya / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS

02:00 - 12 July, 2016
Eldhusøya  / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Rolf-Ørjan Høgseth © Roland Halbe Courtesy of Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS Courtesy of Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eldhusøya, Averøy, Norway
  • Team

    Franco Ghilardi, Erik Stenman, Anna Nilsson
  • Interiors

    Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS
  • Landscape design

    Ghilardi+hellsten Arkitekter AS, Asplan Viak
  • Area

    2040.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Roland Halbe , Rolf-Ørjan Høgseth, Courtesy of Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS

Outdoor Light Studio / NATAAS

05:00 - 10 July, 2016
Outdoor Light Studio / NATAAS, © Haakon Michael Harriss
© Haakon Michael Harriss

© Haakon Michael Harriss © Haakon Michael Harriss © Haakon Michael Harriss © Haakon Michael Harriss +20

  • Architects

  • Location

    Oslo, Norway
  • Architect in Charge

    Gisle Nataas
  • Architect and Carpenter

    Mats Rustøy
  • Area

    15.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Haakon Michael Harriss , Courtesy of Gisle Nataas

Clarion Hotel Air / KAP

05:00 - 3 July, 2016
Clarion Hotel Air  / KAP, © Sindre Ellingsen
© Sindre Ellingsen

© Sindre Ellingsen © Sindre Ellingsen © Sindre Ellingsen © Sindre Ellingsen +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Sola, Norway
  • Architect

    Kontor for Arkitektur og Plan AS
  • Interior design

    Space CPH
  • Area

    22000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Video: Ascend the Ziggurat in the Nordic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

04:00 - 27 June, 2016

In this film, Jesús Granada visits the Nordic Pavilion, “In Therapy”, at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The video presents a series of measured stills in 4K resolution which introduce the central installation of the exhibition—a stepped pyramid, or ziggurat—and its series of reflective "rooms without walls." The pavilion itself, which was completed in 1969, was designed by Sverre Fehn to partially reflect and concretize certain ideas about Nordic society and its architecture – including a sense of openness. This year, therefore, the pavilion has been orchestrated as an extension of the public space of the Giardini.

Video: Reiulf Ramstad Explains "The Nordic Way of Building"

10:00 - 21 June, 2016

“We believe that architecture makes sense when it’s anchored in the locales where it’s built, and the people who are going to use it. That’s why I’m not so occupied with the zeitgeist of architecture.”

In this interview from Louisiana Channel, Oslo-based architect Reiulf Ramstad discusses how the Scandinavian landscape is at the core of his design concepts. In a context of globalization, increased mobility, and communication medias, Ramstad believes “the depth of the locale becomes shallow.” His architecture contrasts this mainstream approach by offering designs specifically tailored to Norwegian cultural heritage and the landscape of its remote areas.