National Dental Faculty / Kristin Jarmund Architects

© Jan M Lillebø

Architects: Kristin Jarmund Architects
Location: ,
Project Team: K. Jarmund, A.Selstrøm. L.Strand, G.Messel, S. Grøholt, A.Eriksen, L. Houck, P. Larsson, K. Kittelsen
Area: 15,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jan M Lillebø, Sture Nepstad, Benjamin Hummitzsch, Ole Harald Dale, Annema Selstrøm

MAD building / MAD arkitekter

© Jiri Havran

Architects: MAD arkitekter
Location: , Norway
Project Management: Vedal Prosjekt AS
Structural Engineer: Multiconsult AS
Landscape Architect: Grindaker AS
Developer: Oslo S Utvikling AS
Thermal Consultant: Erichsen og Horgen AS
Year: 2013
Photographs: Jiri Havran, Kurt Singstad

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

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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 , 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.

The Boathouse / TreStykker 2012

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Architects: TreStykker 2012
Location: , Norway
Architect In Charge: TreStykker 2012
Built: TreStykker 2012
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of TreStykker 2012

Media City Bergen (MCB) Winning Proposal / MAD arkitekter

© Entra OPF Utvikling / / Placebo

MAD arkitekter recently won the competition for the development of a large media cluster in the west coast city of . Establishing an international hotspot for innovation and knowledge within the field of media, the Media City (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

© Peter Hebeisen

Architects:
Location: Trondheim,
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
Year: 2012
Photographs: Peter Hebeisen, Courtesy of Space Group, Ivan Brodey

Cathedral of the Northern Lights / SHL Architects + LINK arkitektur

© Adam Mørk

Architects: Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects + LINK arkitektur
Location: Alta,
Engineer: Rambøll AS, Alta
Main Contractor: Ulf Kivijervi AS
Client: The Municipality of Alta
Area: 1,917 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Adam Mørk

Norwegian University of Science and Technology Spring Guest Lecture Series

Courtesy of NTNU, Faculty of Architecture and Fine Art

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), recently launched their Spring 2013 Guest Lecture Series in architecture, titled “DigitalAnalog”, which is free and open to the public. Most lectures take place at 6:00 pm in Dokkhuset, Dokkparken 4, , Norway unless otherwise noted with the first lecture taking place this coming Thursday, February 14th. The series will focus on the differences and commonalities between analogue and digital workflows. Keynote speakers include Michael Hansmeyer, Anette Spiro and Lund &Skare. For more information, please visit here.

INABA Completes Skylight

© Ivan Brodey

INABA has completed Skylight, a permanent installation for KORO Public Art . The 6.6 m (22 ft) diameter, 11.5 m (38 ft) long structure hangs from the foyer of the New Concert Hall in Stavanger, . It is visible from the adjacent public plaza, and surrounding neighborhood and harbor, serving as a light beacon for the complex.

Responding to the region’s extreme atmospheric conditions, Skylight emits a range of pure color light patterns that contrast and complement the blended luminous tones of the dawn and twilight Nordic sky. Conceived of as an inverted chandelier, Skylight’s light fixtures are mounted to face inward and illuminate the structure’s interior surface. Its programmable LED system is animated to change in brightness and hue, and produce distinct patterns during arrival, theater calls, intermission, departure, and after hours.

Video, images and more information on Skylight after the break.

Trond Clubhouse / Bjørke Arkitektur + Steffen Wellinger

© Pasi Aalto

Architects: Bjørke Arkitektur +
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Project Architects: Runa Bjørke, Steffen Wellinger
Client: IL Trond , Rosenborgbanen AS
Area: 300 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Pasi Aalto

Scandic Hotel Fornebu / NSW AS

© Einar Aslaksen

Architects: NSW AS
Location: Fornebu,
Design Team: Tore Schjetlein (Responsible Partner), Gudmund Stenseth (Project Architect), Tiffany Otis, Emelie Tornberg, Luis Santos, Chiara M. Zorzi, Geir Klefstad, Taylor Ferring
Area: 25,000 sqm
Photographs: Einar Aslaksen

Skatt Øst / NSW AS

© Einar Aslaksen

Architects: NSW AS
Location: ,
Design Team: Tore Schjetlein, Gudmund Stenseth, Morten Hosen, Mirjana Grahovac, Luis Santos, Tormod Slevikmoen, Tomas Løvset, Geir Klefstad
Area: 25,000 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: Einar Aslaksen, Espen Grønli, Courtesy of NSW

Straight Up Oslo: Views Within the City by Cameron R. Neilson

Straight Up: © Cameron R Neilson

Photographer Cameron R Neilson, who we introduced in our earlier post about Oslo’s ripening real estate market, has produced some fantastic views from within Oslo.  As part of the Straight Up project, Neilson is challenging both the way in which city-scapes and skylines are photographed and the way that our eyes navigate the urban environment.

Check out the remarkable photographs after the break.

DNB Bank Headquarters / MVRDV

© Jiri Havran

Architects: MVRDV
Location: , Norway
Area: 36,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Jiri Havran, Jeroen Musch

Oslo: A Haven For Adventurous Design

/ Lund Hagem Architects; Courtesy of Lund Hagem Architects

For architects, has become a safe haven from Europe’s economic turmoil. According to an article by J.S. Marcus for The Wall Street Journal, dozens of new architectural projects currently under construction are not only changing the city’s humble skyline, putting the city on the cutting-edge of architectural design, but are also pulling in a base of buyers that are eager to call the city’s waterfront home (no wonder Norway was voted our #1 country for architects to find work). And nowhere can Oslos’s transformation be better seen than in the new quarter of Operakvarteret, where a 20,000 square-meter, mixed use development project has brought various, innovative architects together to design a new face for Oslo.

More after the break.

Knowledge and Cultural Square Winning Proposal / Mecanoo Architecten + Code Arkitektur + Buro Happold

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Just this Monday, Kongsberg City Council announced that Mecanoo Architecten, together with Code Arkitektur and Buro Happold, won the design competition for a Knowledge and Cultural Square in the center of Kongsberg, a former mining town about 75 kilometers southwest of Oslo, Norway. The project comprises of a design for a cultural and teaching building totaling approximately 24,000 m², and includes future expansion of other functions, such as student housing, sports facilities and businesses. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Trondheim Student Housing / MEK Architects

© Mathias Herzog

Architects: MEK Architects + Link-Signatur (associated office)
Location: Trondheim,
Design Team: Clara Murado, Juan Elvira and Enrique Krahe
Detailing: MEK + Link-Signatur
Building Site: MEK + Link-Signatur
Year: 2012
Photographs: Mathias Herzog, Miguel De Guzman

Astrup Fearnley Museet / Renzo Piano Building Workshop

Astrup Fearnley Museeet © Nic Lehoux

The newly constructed Astrup Fearnley Museet, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Narud-Stokke-Wiig, has opened on a stunning waterfront site in the Tjuvholmen neighborhood of . The €90 million, 7000 square meter structure provides space for the museum’s collection, temporary exhibitions, a gift shop and cafe. Slender steel columns support the sail-form, glass roof that provides shelter to the weathered timber cladding, while illuminating the interior’s extensive collection of contemporary art with a soft, natural light.

The museum has launched with To Be With Art Is All We Ask, an exhibition of selected works from the Astrup Fearnley Collection by some of the world’s most innovative contemporary artists. Continue after the break to learn more.