Citizens Redesign Their City in Dreamhamar / Ecosistema Urbano

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’s Kommune decided to take a pioneer approach to the construction of the new Stortorget Square, now just a parking lot. In an effort to bring democracy back to public spaces, citizens are invited to join the free on-site workshops that will take place from September to November, to question themselves about their city and work together to improve it. The workshops follow a horizontal and participative methodology, led by Ecosistema Urbano that will determine Stortorget’s new configuration, which is known as Dreamhamar. More images and project description after the break.

RAKE Showroom / August Schmidt

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Architects: August Schmidt
Location: Trondheim,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Marius Waagaard

Eco-Cube Proposal / A-lab


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A-lab is currently working on a design proposal for an eco-cube for the UNION group which will be a pilot project for A-lab’s eco-BIM technology.

The Økern area of faces significant changes in the near future and is being developed as a new destination in the city. The new Økern center brings shopping, culture and housing to the area. Lørenveien 68 will function as a broker between the new Økern center and Løren’s established residential area. More images and project description after the break.

2011 ECCS Structural Steel Design Award / JDS Architects

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JDS Architects’ Holmenkollen Ski Jump in Oslo, has been announced as the winner of the 2011 ECCS Structural Steel Design Award at the ECCS Congress in Postdam, Germany. The award recognizes outstanding design in construction emphasizing the many advantages of in construction, production, economy and architecture.

The European Steel Design Awards are given by the European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS) every two years to encourage the creative and outstanding use of steel in architecture and construction. For more information about ECCS, visit here.

Boathouse / TYIN tegnestue

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Architects: TYIN tegnestue
Location: More og Romsdal,
Project Area: 2011
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

Jøssingfjord Museum Proposal / Superunion Architects & Powerhouse Company

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The Jøssingfjord Museum proposal, by Superunion Architects and Powerhouse Company, is both a testimony to the power of man as well as to the power of nature. They have conceived it in a few simple elements to create a roof that shelters and directs the light and views. Under this roof, all functions are simply laid out according to its most preferable position. As an underlying basis, a flexible orthogonal grid allows for future changes. More images and architects’ description after the break.

In Progress: Statoil / a-lab

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Architect: a-lab
Location: Oslo,
Client: IT-Fornebu Eiendom
Landscape Design: Østengen & Bergo
Structural Engineer: Norconsult
M&E Services: Electro : Føyn Consult / Ventilation : Norconsult
Build Cost: 1,500 mill NOK
Project Area: 117,000 sqm
Photographs: Jiri Havran, Luis Fonseca

Gulating Museum Proposal / LETH & GORI

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The Gulating Museum proposal by LETH & GORI is a design for a new museum building for the historic Viking thingstead Gulating in . The museum building is situated in the middle of the grandiose mountainous landscape as a natural portal for visiting the historic site. The circular building provides an overview of the area and information about the rich history and culture of Gulating. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Mortensrud church / JSA

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Architects: Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor
Location: Mortensrud,
Design Period: 1998 – 1999
Construction period: 2000-2002
Building Leader: Øivind Moen AS, Dag Solvang, Haavard Slaatten
Client: Kirkelig Fellesråd i Oslo, Terje Oterholt
Project Architects: Jensen & Skodvin, JanOlav Jensen (project leader), Børre Skodvin, AnneLise Bjerkan, Torunn Golberg, Torstein Koch, Siri Moseng, Einar Bjarki Malmquist
Artists: Gunnar Torvund (main altar piece & blue glass sculpture in chapel), Knut Wold (marble piece in chapel)
Interior Architect Furniture: Terje Hope
Structural Engineer: ICG ASA / Einar Johansen, Ola Bjørn Petteresen, Gunnar Fuglerudsveen
Ventilation & Sanitary: Andersen & Johnsen AS, Bjørn Andersen
Budget: 5.500.000 EURO (US $8.42 millions)
Constructed Area: 2.200 sqm
Photographs: Jan Olav Jensen, Per Berntsen

Summer Retreat / RRA

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Architect: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (RRA)
Location: Fuglevik,
Project Area: 130 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Trollwall Restaurant and Service / RRA

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Architect: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter (RRA)
Location: Trollveggen, ,
Project Area: 700 sqm
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

 

Fyrstikkalleén School / GASA Architects

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Architects: GASA Architects
Location: ,
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 14,500 sqm
Photographs: Jiri Havran

New Library and renovation of City Hall in Søgne / A-Lab

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The construction of the new library and renovation of City Hall in , Norway is starting this September, Architects A-Lab is behind the new project. For images of the future library and renovated city hall, just follow us after the break.

Breiavannet Park / Helen & Hard

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Architects: Helen & Hard
Location: Stavanger,
Client: Breiavannet Eiendom AS
Project Area: 880 sqm
Project Year: 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of Helen & Hard

Halden Prison / Erik Møller Arkitekter + HLM arkitektur – The Most Humane Prison in the World

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Although often criticized for being especially liberal in its approach to crime and punishment, Norway focuses intensely on ensuring that ”doing time” is done in a dignified way, and inmates’ sentence should be a dress rehearsal for living a life without crime once they have completed their sentence.   The Prison in , Norway by HLM arkitektur in collaboration with Erik Møller Arkitekter is considered to be the world’s most humae prison and it will be the new home for Anders Breivik, the Norwegian right-wing extremist responsible for the deaths of 76 people last week.

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Flekkefjord Cultural Center / Helen & Hard

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On the waterfront of Flekkefjord, a town on ’s south coast, Helen & Hard incorporates a theater hall, cinema, library, gallery, youth club and cultural school for their design of the Flekkefjord Cultural Center. Designed for their client, Flekkefjord Kommune, it has recently been approved for construction. More images and architects’ description after the break.

3 Houses in Paradis / Helen & Hard

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Architects: Helen & Hard
Location: Stavanger,
Project Year: 2010
Client: Jan Fjermestad AS/Jadarhus AS
Photographs: Courtesy of Helen & Hard

Pulpit Rock Mountain Lodge / Helen & Hard

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Architects: Helen & Hard
Location: , Norway
Client: Trekking Association
Project Year: 2008
Project Area: 1,260 sqm
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The new Pulpit Rock mountain lodge, the winning design competition entry in 2004, accommodates twenty-eight guest rooms, a café, a restaurant and a conference room. The lodge is situated at the trail-head leading up to The Pulpit Rock, the sheer cliff cantilevering over the Lysefjord.