The workshop behind the scenes / Eriksen Skajaa Architects

© Rasmus Norlander

Architects: Eriksen Skajaa Architects
Location: Vaskerelvsmauet 6, 5012 , Norway
Area: 450.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: 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

© Harald Pettersen / Statoil

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!

Split View Mountain Lodge / Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

© Søren Harder Nielsen

Architects: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Location: Buskerud,
Area: 130.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Søren Harder Nielsen, Courtesy of Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

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 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

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Architects: Rambøll Norge + Arkitektgruppen Cubus AS
Location: Rogagaten 9, ,
Area: 3,860 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Hundven-Clements Photography

Norwegian School of Economics / Link arkitektur

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

New Maritime Museum and Exploratorium / COBE Architects + Transform Architects

© Adam Mørk

Architects: COBE Architects + Transform Architects
Location: , Norway
Engineers: Sweco
Area: 2,000 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adam Mørk, Rasmus Hjortshøj

House Off/Ramberg / Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS

© Jonas Adolfsen

Architects: Schjelderup Trondahl Architects AS
Location: Holmestrand,
Architect In Charge: Stian Schjelderup, Øystein Trondahl, Katrine Skavlan
Area: 273 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jonas Adolfsen

Sotra Arena / Longva Arkitekter

© Ivan Brodey

Architects: Longva Arkitekter
Location: ,
Area: 9200.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Ivan Brodey

Nord-Østerdal High School / Longva arkitekter

© Ivan Brodey

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

Gjennomsikte / Kollaboratoriet

© Feileacán McCormick

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

Verket / Link Arkitektur

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

Kronstad Psychiatric Hospital / Origo Arkitektgruppe

© Pål Hoff

Architects: Origo Arkitektgruppe
Location: , Norway
Landscape Architects: Smedsvig Landskapsarkitekter
Area: 12500.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Pål Hoff, Helge Skodvin, Courtesy of Origo Arkitektgruppe

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

Architects: Ratio Arkitekter AS , Nordic Office of Architecture
Location: Trondheim,
Consultants: Cowi all engineers, Asplan Viak Landscape architects, Anne Aanerud artwork screen facade
Area: 18000.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Espen Grønli, M.Herzog Visualis, Courtesy of Ratio Arkitekter AS and Nordic Office of Architecture, Jiri Havran

Storebrand Offices / LINK arkitektur

© Hundven-Clements Photography

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

The Iron Foundry / LINK Arkitektur

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Architects: LINK Arkitektur
Location: Michael Krohns gate 73, 5057 ,
Area: 32000.0 sqm
Photographs: Hundven-Clements to Hundven-Clements Photography