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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.

Ny Krohnborg school / Arkitektgruppen Cubus AS, Rambøll Norge

© Hundven-Clements Photography
© Hundven-Clements Photography

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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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