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'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

Myrkdalen Hotel / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale
© Nils Petter Dale
  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Myrkdalen, Norway
  • Primary architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Nils Røsvik, Tuva Salomonsen Hansen, Anna Zeuthen Andersen
  • Consultants: Seim & Hultgreen AS, Sweco Norge AS, Oras Bergen AS, Bravida Norge AS, Vangen Elektriske AS, Vestlandske Limtreindustri AS
  • Area: 7600.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale

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

Madla-Revheim Masterplan Proposal / MVRDV + Space Group

MVRDV and Space Group are one of three teams who have been asked to submit a masterplan proposal for the Norwegian town of Madla-Revheim, the main development area outside of Stavanger. The aim of this commission is to develop a model of sustainable growth that treats development principles, transportation systems and built structures as parts of a whole. In this proposal, MVRDV and Space Group propose to concentrate 4,000 housing units on the edge of the 780 acre site, preserving the heart of the development for open, green space, public programs and sports facilities. 

Nordahl Grieg High School / LINK arkitektur

© Hundven-Clements Photography
© Hundven-Clements Photography

© Hundven-Clements Photography © Hundven-Clements Photography Courtesy of LINK arkitektur Courtesy of LINK arkitektur

Under 40. Young Norwegian Architecture 2013

Who are currently the most noteworthy young architects in Norway, and how are they positioning themselves both at home and abroad?

Sørenga 3 / JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Location: Sørenga, Oslo, Norway
  • Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Anders Granli, Kazuhiko Yamada, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås, Jeanette Alvestad
  • Collaborating Architects: 4B Arkitekter AS, Context AS
  • Client: Sørenga Utvikling AS
  • Area: 14500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Nils Petter Dale, Knut Bry

© Nils Petter Dale © Nils Petter Dale © Knut Bry © Knut Bry

Spikerverket / MAD arkitekter

  • Architects: MAD arkitekter
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Landscape Architect: Asplan Viak
  • Zoning: COWI
  • Developer: Avantor AS
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jiri Havran

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

National Dental Faculty / Kristin Jarmund Architects

© Jan M Lillebø
© Jan M Lillebø
  • Architects: Kristin Jarmund Architects
  • Location: Bergen, Norway
  • Project Team: K. Jarmund, A.Selstrøm. L.Strand, G.Messel, S. Grøholt, A.Eriksen, L. Houck, P. Larsson, K. Kittelsen
  • Area: 15000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Jan M Lillebø, Sture Nepstad, Benjamin Hummitzsch, Ole Harald Dale, Annema Selstrøm

© Sture Nepstad © Benjamin Hummitzsch © Benjamin Hummitzsch © Benjamin Hummitzsch

The Boathouse / TreStykker 2012

  • Architects: TreStykker 2012
  • Location: Oslo, Norway
  • Architect in Charge: TreStykker 2012
  • Built: TreStykker 2012
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Courtesy of TreStykker 2012

Courtesy of TreStykker 2012 Courtesy of TreStykker 2012 Courtesy of TreStykker 2012 Courtesy of TreStykker 2012

New Healthcare Center Winning Proposal / NORD Architects + 3RW Architects

The two young Scandinavian design practices, NORD Architects from Copenhagen, Denmark and 3RW Architects from Bergen, Norway, have recently won the competition for the design of a new healthcare center in Randaberg, Norway which is designed to be like a modern Hamlet. The architects have set on a course to reform the Nordic welfare services from within. With their new healthcare facility, Nye Vardheim Helsecenter, they have designed a place where people can get treatment, recreate and be nursed. More images and architects' description after the break.

Media City Bergen (MCB) Winning Proposal / MAD arkitekter

MAD arkitekter recently won the competition for the development of a large media cluster in the west coast city of Bergen. Establishing an international hotspot for innovation and knowledge within the field of media, the Media City Bergen (MCB) gathers TV-channels, newspapers, providers of media technology, education and research environments in the same location of Lars Hilles gate 30, an area in the periphery of the city center undergoing urban transformation. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim / Space Group

  • Architects: Space Group
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Project Development Team: Gary Bates, Gro Bonesmo, Adam Kurdahl, Anne Wodstrup, Fredrik Krogeide, Gesine Gummi, Claudia Laarman, Thomas Bang Jespersen, Jens Niehues
  • Area: 35000.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Peter Hebeisen, Space Group, Ivan Brodey

© Peter Hebeisen © Space Group © Space Group © Peter Hebeisen