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Ny Krohnborg school / Arkitektgruppen Cubus AS, Rambøll Norge

© Hundven-Clements Photography
© Hundven-Clements Photography

© Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography

Norwegian School of Economics / Link arkitektur

  • Architects: Link arkitektur
  • Location: Norges Handelshøyskole, Helleveien 30, 5045 Bergen, Norway
  • Area: 13000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Hundven-Clements Photography

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House Off/Ramberg / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS

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

Sotra Arena / Longva Arkitekter

  • Architects: Longva Arkitekter
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Area: 9200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey

Nord-Østerdal High School / Longva arkitekter

  • Architects: Longva arkitekter
  • Location: Tynset, Norway
  • Area: 13500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Ivan Brodey

© Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey

Gjennomsikte / Kollaboratoriet

  • Architects: Kollaboratoriet
  • Location: Porsgrunn, Norway
  • Design Team: Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal, Jørund Bjørlykke, Sindre Wam
  • Collaborators: Grenland Friteater, Teater Ibsen and Feste Landskap
  • Area: 24.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Feileacán McCormick, Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal

© Feileacán McCormick © Feileacán McCormick © Anna Andrea Vik Aniksdal © Feileacán McCormick

Kronstad Psychiatric Hospital / Origo Arkitektgruppe

© Helge Skodvin © Helge Skodvin Courtesy of Origo Arkitektgruppe © Pål Hoff

Verket / Link Arkitektur

  • Architects: Link Arkitektur
  • Location: Michael Kronsgate 71, 5057 Bergen, Norway
  • Area: 32000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Hundven-Clements Photography

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A+U 518: Norwegian Architecture Toward Sustainability

The latest issue of one of our favorite magazines, A+U, has just arrived to the ArchDaily office from Japan. This issue’s main theme is “Norwegian Architecture Toward Sustainability," in which you can find projects previously featured by AD, like the amazing Trollstigen National Tourist Route by Reiulf Ramstad Architects, Rintala Eggertsson's Seljord Watchtower and Høse BridgeJektvik Ferry Quay by Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, Helen & Hard's Vennesla Library and Culture House, the Statoil Regional and International Offices by a-lab and many more. Full info + content after the break.

Knowledge Center at St Olavs Hospital / Ratio Arkitekter AS and Nordic Office of Architecture

© Espen Grønli © M.Herzog Visualis © M.Herzog Visualis © M.Herzog Visualis

Storebrand Offices / LINK arkitektur

  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Location: Professor Kohts Vei 9, 1366 Lysaker, Norway
  • Area: 55000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Hundven-Clements Photography

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The Iron Foundry / LINK Arkitektur

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Atnbrufossen Vannbruksmuseum / L J B

© Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke
© Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke
  • Architects: L J B
  • Location: Rondane, Norway
  • Project Manager: Helge Stikbakke
  • Client: Public Road Administration (Statens vegvesen) – National Tourist Routes
  • Site Manager: Nordplan as, Steinar Løkken
  • Engineers: Nordplan as/Estatikk as/Finn-Erik Nilsen
  • Main Contractor Building: Norsk Massivtre as, Arild Øvergaard
  • Main Contractor Landscape And Foundation: Stian Brenden Maskinservice as
  • Carpenter: Folldal Bygg as, Ove Meisal
  • Glass: Profilteam as, Bjørn Harald Bråten
  • Plumber: Ole Petter Berger
  • Electrician: Folldal Industrielektro as
  • Illumintion: Stokkan Lys as, Andreas Skarpnes
  • Area: 180.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke

© Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke © Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke © Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke © Marchesi, Hellum & Stikbakke

Exhibition: Far-out Voices

Far-out Voices presents a selective insight into the pioneering, counter-cultural origins of what we today call green design. Organized around a series of oral histories (filmed interviews) collected by Caroline Maniaque-Benton in 2002, the exhibition offers a point of entry into the thinking of some of the advocates of “sustainable” planning within the alternative architecture movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Urban Mountain Team Wins Nordic Built Challenge in Norway

Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, together with LOOP Architects, COWI Denmark and Norway, Transsolar Energitechnik and Vugge til Vugge Denmark, has won the Nordic Build Challenge in Norway with their innovative scheme, Urban Mountain. The winning proposal, which would be Norway's tallest building, seeks to refurbish and extend an existing 50,000 square-meter office tower in central Oslo into 79,000 square-meter sustainable icon. Not only would the building be the first Norwegian high-rise to utilize natural ventilation, but the design would employ Cradle to Cradle principles and BREEAM Outstanding certification targets to significantly reduce the building’s energy consumption and CO2 footprint. 

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Oslo Architecture Triennale

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 29th, 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.