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Call for Entries: Re-Design Sites of Norway's 2011 Terror Attacks

The traumatizing terror attacks of July 22, 2011 in Norway - including the bombing in Oslo and the massacre on Utøya Island - resulted in 158 persons injured and 77 dead. Those behind the re-design of Utøya Island decided (somewhat controversially) that the island should, in order to "reduce the impact of the massacre," remain a vibrant summer camp rather than become a memorial.

Quality Hotel Expo / Haptic Architects

  • Architects: Haptic Architects
  • Location: Fornebu, Norway
  • Design Team: Nikki Butenschøn MNIL, Tomas Stokke MNAL RIBA, Scott Grady RIBA, Timo Haedrich RIBA
  • Project Manager: AB Invest AS, Anders Buchardt
  • Main Contractor: HENT
  • Graphic Design: Bob Design
  • Area: 14000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Simon Kennedy, Trine Thorsen

© Simon Kennedy © Simon Kennedy © Simon Kennedy © Trine Thorsen

Spikerverket Housing / April Arkitekter

  • Architects: April Arkitekter
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Team Members: Kjersti Hembre, Kathrine Lunøe, Arna Mathiesen, Gunnar Aasen Rogne
  • Landscape Architect: Asplan Viak
  • Master Plan: Mad Arkitekter
  • Developer: Avantor AS
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jiri Havran

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

Strømbu Rest Area / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Jektvik Ferry Quay Area / Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

  • Architects: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk
  • Location: Jektvik, Rødøy, Norway
  • Architect In Charge: Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, Manthey Kula (staff in pre-project phase)
  • Co Workers: Rickard Riesenfeld, Beate Hølmebakk, Per Thamsen
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk Courtesy of Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk

Square House Veierland / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS

Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
  • Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS
  • Location: Nøtterøy, Norway
  • Area: 120.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Pulp Press / John Gerrard

  • Architects: John Gerrard
  • Location: Jevnaker, Norway
  • Architect In Charge: John Gerrard
  • Area: 100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: John Gerrard | Pulp Press, 2013 | Installation view at Kistefos Museet, Norway (2013) | Photography: Jiru Havran

© John Gerrard | Pulp Press, 2013 | Installation view at Kistefos Museet, Norway (2013) | Photography: Jiru Havran © John Gerrard | Pulp Press, 2013 | Installation view at Kistefos Museet, Norway (2013) | Photography: Jiru Havran © John Gerrard | Pulp Press, 2013 | Installation view at Kistefos Museet, Norway (2013) | Photography: Jiru Havran © John Gerrard | Pulp Press, 2013 | Installation view at Kistefos Museet, Norway (2013) | Photography: Jiru Havran

Froeyland Orstad Church / LINK Arkitektur AS

  • Architects: LINK Arkitektur AS
  • Location: Kvernaland, Norway
  • Architect In Charge: Link Arkitektur as
  • Area: 2100.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2008
  • Photographs: Hundven-Clements Photography

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

Nedregate Culture District / Space Group

© Ivan Brodey
© Ivan Brodey
  • Architects: Space Group
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Design Team: Adam Kurdahl, Gro Bonesmo, Gary Bates, Jose Hernandez, Eric Gerlach, Wenche Andreasen, Jens Noach, Anne Wordstrup, Frederik Kjelman, Tim Prins, Grant Cooper
  • Client : Signal Mediahus ANS
  • Consultants: Norconsult, Rambøll Norge, Energima, Ingenius Oslo, Franco Bløchlinger / Metallplan AS, 3D akustikk, Oslo El Prosjektering, F-Holm, Bleed, Sundt & Thomassen
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Ivan Brodey, Vegard Kleven, Space Group

© Ivan Brodey © Vegard Kleven © Ivan Brodey © Ivan Brodey

New Tryvann Tower Proposal / MAD Arkitekter

With a unique, prominent position in the urban landscape of Oslo, the Tryvann Tower is an existing TV transmission tower high up on the forested hills surrounding the city. Launching the idea of developing a new Tryvann Tower, MAD Arkitekter envisioned a tower with an elegant and bold design, placed in the same position as today’s tower. The new Tryvann Tower would be both higher and more spacious, giving increased room for a public program. More images and architects’ description after the break.

UIO Tullinkvartalet - New University Building for the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo Proposal / MAD Arkitekter

MAD Arkitekter, in collaboration with developer Entra, have developed a project for the relocation of the University of Oslo’s Faculty of Law. The project site and the historical university buildings are on opposite sides of the urban square, Tullinløkka, and a historical building on the site will also be preserved. The new university buildings for UIO are given a compact form, with frontage towards Tullinløkka as well as an iconic expression which takes a position in the cityscape. More images and architects’ description after the break. 

'Harvest' Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / AHA+ and SAAHA

Developed by architects AHA+ and Solbjor Arkitekter, their 'Harvest' proposal was announced as one of the four finalists in the international competition Nordic Built Challenge for an extension of Postgirobygget, an existing high-rise building in Oslo. Going beyond BG14 and the refurbishment of Posthuset, their concept aims at becoming a new and innovative way to meet the challenges of tomorrow while ensuring financial and practical viability. More images and architects' description after the break.

VÅGEN high school and SANDNES Culture Academy / LINK Arkitektur AS

  • Architects: LINK Arkitektur AS
  • Location: Holbergs gate 23, 4306 Sandnes, Norway
  • Client: Rogaland Fylkeskommune
  • Area: 22500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2005
  • Photographs: Hundven-Clements Photography

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

'PostZERO' Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / Space Group

Recently named as one of the finalists in the Nordic Built Challenge, Space Group, in collaboration with BollingerGrohmann + Florian Kosche AS and AJL Engineers, shared with us their ‘PostZERO’ concept. An extension of an existing high-rise building in Oslo, the project aims to identify good ideas for how buildings can be transformed in a sustainable, innovative and cost-effective manner. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Eggum Tourist Route / Snohetta

  • Architects: Snohetta
  • Location: Eggum, Norway
  • Project Team: Frank Nodland, Harriet T. Rikheim, Lars J. Nordbye, Maria Svaland
  • Area: 59.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2007
  • Photographs: Jarle Wæhler, Steinar Skaar, Snohetta

© Steinar Skaar © Snohetta © Snohetta © Snohetta

The Polite House / JVA

© Lars Evanger
© Lars Evanger
  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Ane Sønderaal Tolfsen, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås, Paul-Henri Henn
  • Area: 170.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Lars Evanger

© Lars Evanger © Lars Evanger © Lars Evanger © Lars Evanger