Kristiansand Cathedral School Gimle / Cebra

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Architects: Cebra
Location: Kristiansand,
Builder: The municipality of Kristiansand Kristiansand
Year: 2007
Project area: 16.000 sqm
Photographs: Vivian Leisner

Harbor Revitalization Proposal / PARK

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PARK shared with us their proposal for the harbor revitalization competition in Aalesund, Norway. To revitalize the southern harbor district situated adjacent to the historic city center, they put an emphasis on the relationship between the distinct architectural heritage of Ålesund and the new development, which includes large scale functions like a cruise terminal, a hotel, a conference center and a bus station. Their design incorporates an infrastructure that solves the issues of through-traffic and at the same time upgrades public transport and light traffic. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Diamond for Dementia / Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter

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The project, Diamond for Dementia by Haugen/ Zohar Arkitekter, is a winning entry in a competition for upgrading an outdoor electrical supplier in a healthcare center for people suffering from dementia. The project intention was to transform the supplier’s old concrete walls into a jewel, a diamond, giving a focal point to the space, which the user could relate to as a steady though ever-changing reference. Since dementia is a condition that impacts one’s memory and other sensory related functions that many of us may take for granted, this project can provide a healthy experience for patients suffering from the condition and a rewarding experience for visitors and other users at the center. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Flotane / L J B

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Architect: L J B
Location: Aurlandsfjellet, Norway
Design Team: L. J. Berge, C. Herperger, T. Pfeffer, Z. Jelnikar
Client: Statens Vegvesen –Turistvegprosjektet
Project manager: Bjørn Andresen
Main contractor: Christie AS; B. I. Homlong, Subcontractor wood; Djupevåg Båtbyggeri AS Subcontractor glass; Ove Straumsheim AS/ Schüco Norge AS
Completion: 2011
Area: 20 sqm toilet building, 1200 sqm parking and rest area
Photographs: AS, E. Marchesi, Statens Vegvesen

Vedahaugane / L J B

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Architect: L J B
Location: Aurlandsfjellet,
Design Team: L. J. Berge, Z. Jelnikar
Completion: 2010
Area: 90 m path 300 sqm parking
Photographs: Statens Vegvesen, E. Marchesi, L J B AS

   

Competition Entry for Bispevika Development in Norway / PUSHAK

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The Bispevika mixed-use development proposal by PUSHAK maximizes the views of the harbor and integrates passive design methods to minimize energy use. The proposal is part of an invited competition that will conclude in January 2012.

Architects: PUSHAK
Client: HAV Eiendom
Location: Bispevika, , Norway
Project Size: 35000 sqm
Project Status: Invited Competition Entry

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Westerdals School of Communication / Kristin Jarmund Architects

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Architects: Kristin Jarmund Architects
Location: ,
Client: Anthon B. Nilsen Eiendom AS
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4300 sqm
Photographs: KJARK – Benjamin Hummitzsc

Inspiria Science Centre / AART architects

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Architects: AART architects
Location: Sarpsborg,
Experience Design: Expology
Engineer: Cowi
Electro Engineer: Yit
HWS Engineer: Multiconsult
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 6,500 sqm
Photographs: Adam Mørk

Jøssingfjord Competition Proposal / Imago

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The ideas of the project by Imago for the Jøssingfjorden competition is to link the landscape to the new building and the building to the entire scenario of Jøssingfjorden; it’s valleys and context, both visual, historical and technological. The architecture of the proposal will express the power and intentions that people have had for generations. It will make use of the most developed technologies and formal principles as they did according to their time. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Maritime Museum and Science Center / COBE & TRANSFORM

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Designed by the Danish architecture offices COBE and TRANSFORM, the new Maritime Museum and Science Center in , Norway conveys Norway’s transformation from a seafaring nation to a modern society based on knowledge industry. The iconic character of the new Maritime Museum and its attractive location at the river close to the city center makes this new building a natural landmark for the city. Furthermore, the new museum building is the first step towards a big new master plan development for City Center, also designed by COBE and TRANSFORM. Construction for the building recently began and is expected to be completed in autumn 2012. More image and architects’ description after the break.

Lørenskog, central square / Østengen & Bergo AS

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Landscape architect: Østengen & Bergo AS landscape architects MNLA
Location: ,
Architect: L2 architects AS
Design: Collaboration between architect and landscape architect
Budget: 1,630,000 Euro
Project Area: 1,8 daa
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Østengen & Bergo landscape architects AS

Slide City Exhibition / Per Kartvedt

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In the 70′s ’s own “Man in Black”, Professor of Architecture Per Kartvedt , started his long lasting lecture series on cities, communities, myths and dreams. Per has since then been an influential character in contemporary architecture, both as principle of the architecture department at the University of Strathclyde and as teacher and supervisor on several different architecture schools in Europe. For a decade the slides from the lectures remained tucked away in an attic in Nesodden. Now the slides are projected once again in Slide City at Internasjonalen in Oslo. More information on the exhibition after the break.

Tverrfjellhytta / Snøhetta

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Architect: Snøhetta Oslo AS
Location: Hjerkinn, Dovre Municipality,
Project Team: Knut Bjørgum landscape architect (Design Team Leader), Kjetil T. Thorsen (Partner in charge, Principal architect), Erik Brett Jacobsen, Margit Tidemand Ruud, Rune Grasdal, Martin Brunner (Architects) Heidi Pettersvold.(Interior Architect)
Project Area: 900 sqf
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Ketil Jacobsen and diephotodesigner.de

Saivu / Eriksen Skajaa Architects, Pushak Architects, Bjørbekk & Lindheim Landscape Architects

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Eriksen Skajaa Architects, Pushak Architects, and Bjørbekk & Lindheim Landscape Architects shared with us their 1st prize winning design in a competition for new gateways to the Sjunkhatten National Park in Nordland, . The park has a focus on children and the jury found the proposal’s focus on the mythical fit to enrichen children’s experience of nature. It is a dramatic and beautiful landscape close to Bodø in northern between fjords and snow covered mountain peaks. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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, Norway
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 steel construction emphasizing the many advantages of steel 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.