The Polite House / JVA

© Lars Evanger

Architects: JVA
Location: Trondheim,
Primary Architects: Einar Jarmund, Håkon Vigsnæs, Alessandra Kosberg, Ane Sønderaal Tolfsen, Claes Cho Heske Ekornås, Paul-Henri Henn
Area: 170 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Lars Evanger

Myrkdalen Hotel / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale

Architects: JVA
Location: Myrkdalen,
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
Year: 2012
Photographs: 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

Architects: LINK arkitektur
Location: Steinsvikvegen 430, 5239 Rådal,
Area: 14000.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Hundven-Clements Photography, Courtesy of LINK arkitektur

Under 40. Young Norwegian Architecture 2013

Cassia Co-op Training Center, Sumatra. Tyin Tegnestue Arkitekter © Pasi Aalto

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

Sørenga 3 / JVA

© Nils Petter Dale

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: 14,500 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Nils Petter Dale, Knut Bry

Statoil Regional and International Offices / a-lab

© Luis Fonseca

Architects: a-lab
Location: Fornebu, Bærum,
Area: 117,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Luis Fonseca, Ivan Brodey,

Spikerverket / MAD arkitekter

© Jiri Havran

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

National Dental Faculty / Kristin Jarmund Architects

© Jan M Lillebø

Architects: Kristin Jarmund Architects
Location: , Norway
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

Courtesy of NORD Architects + 3RW Architects

The two young Scandinavian design practices, NORD Architects from Copenhagen, Denmark and 3RW Architects from , , have recently won the competition for the design of a new healthcare center in Randaberg, 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

Courtesy of TreStykker 2012

Architects: TreStykker 2012
Location: Oslo,
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 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

© Peter Hebeisen

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
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, Trondheim, 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 Norway. The 6.6 m (22 ft) diameter, 11.5 m (38 ft) long structure hangs from the foyer of the New Concert Hall in , Norway. 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