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Communication Linge Ferry Terminal / Knut Hjeltnes

© Jiri Havran
© Jiri Havran
  • Architects: Knut Hjeltnes
  • Location: Valldal, Norway
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Jiri Havran

© Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran © Jiri Havran

Twins' House / JVA

© Jonas Adolfsen
© Jonas Adolfsen
  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Nikolaj Zamecznik, Lars Hamran, Tuva Salomonsen Hansen
  • Area: 370.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Jonas Adolfsen

© Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen © Jonas Adolfsen

The Aluminum Cabin / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Vestfold, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs,Alessandra Kosberg, Ane Sønderaal Tolfsen
  • Area: 90.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

© Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale

Vega Cottage / Kolman Boye Architects

© Lindman Photography © Lindman Photography © Lindman Photography © Lindman Photography

Split House / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Asker, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Stian Schjelderup, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås
  • Area: 360.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

© Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale

Summer house Grøgaard and Slaattelid / Knut Hjeltnes

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House Sømme / Knut Hjeltnes

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House Engan / Knut Hjeltnes

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Stavanger Concert Hall / Ratio Arkitekter AS

© Jiri Havran
© Jiri Havran
  • Architects: Ratio Arkitekter AS
  • Location: Stavanger, Norway
  • Area: 13800.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jiri Havran, Stavanger Aftenblad , Sindre Ellingsen , Jon Ingemundsen, Dirk schoenmacher

© Jiri Havran © Stavanger Aftenblad    © Stavanger Aftenblad    © Jiri Havran

120 HOURS Competition Winners Announced

This year’s 120 HOURS competition challenged young architects from around the world to design a communicative icon of sustainability for the festival grounds of the Norwegian Øya Music Festival. With 2989 participants from 83 countries, it claims this year’s title for the world’s biggest architecture competition, for and by students. Enough drum-rolling, let’s take a look at the winning designs after the break…

Sohlbergplassen Viewpoint / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

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Venice Biennale 2014: Nordic Pavilion to Study Architecture’s Role in East African Independence

The National Museum in Norway has been chosen to curate the Nordic Pavilion for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, in collaboration with the Museum of Finnish Architecture, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in Stockholm, and architectural firm Space Group. The exhibition, “FORMS OF FREEDOM: African Independence and Nordic Models” will study modern Nordic architecture’s role in the liberation of East Africa during the 1960s and 70s. 

The workshop behind the scenes / Eriksen Skajaa Architects

© Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander © Rasmus Norlander

“Memory Wound” Fractures Landscape, Commemorates Victims of Norway's Massacre

Envisioned as a three-and-a-half-meter wide “wound” within the landscape, Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg’s powerful monument to those lost in the 2011 Utøya terror attacks has won Oslo’s July 22 Memorial competition

“My concept for the Memorial Sørbråten proposes a wound or a cut within nature itself. It reproduces the physical experience of taking away, reflecting the abrupt and permanent loss of those who died,” described Dahlberg.

Proposals for Statoil's Norway HQ from OMA, Foster + Partners, Snøhetta and More

Norwegian energy corporation Statoil has revealed proposals for a new corporate headquarters from the five architecture firms that were shortlisted last October: OMA, Foster + Partners with Space Group, Snøhetta, Wingårdhs, and Helen & Hard with SAAHA. The competition--announced in September of 2013--called for a project that would "take into consideration a number of new measures in the region regarding public transport, parking, roads and other types of infrastructure." The winner will be announced in April/May. 

Statoil hasn't disclosed which project belongs to which firm, but the ArchDaily editors have had some fun trying to put a name to each model. What do you think? Let us know your guesses in the comments!

Can you prove that you will be the next great architect in just five days?

120 HOURS, - one of the worlds most important student competition, for and by architecture students, challenge you to redefine the meaning of sustainability in architecture. The catch; you only have five short days, and you have to convince OMA-partner Ellen Van Loon. Still up for it?

If you are so lucky as to find yourself with a job after you graduate school, the leap from student life to professional architect can be quite a challenge. From working on projects with deadlines many months down the line, to working day and night on proposals due “yesterday”. This is the harsh reality for most young professionals.

In 2010, three students at the Oslo School of Architecture wanted to create a new arena where Norwegian students could acquaint themselves with life as a professional architect. The result was the birth of the competition 120 HOURS.

Find out more after the break.