Archinect - News 2014-10-21T01:29:25-04:00 Face to the Fjord: A look at Oslo on the release of their new Public Space-Public Life survey Alexander Walter 2014-03-25T13:29:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T15:37:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Oslo is a small city where everyone knows one another,&rdquo; says landscape architect and project leader for Levende Oslo (Lively Oslo), Yngvar Hegrenes. Norway&rsquo;s capital city on the Olso fjord recently commissioned a Public Space-Public Life (PSPL) survey that took over two years to complete, despite the city&rsquo;s compact size. Hegrenes is responsible for commissioning the survey, stating that Oslo was interested in taking a fresh look at their city center with input from knowledgeable outside sources</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Office Jarrik Ouburg + laura alvarez architecture wins second-prize for ├ůs in Europan Norway Justine Testado 2013-12-27T15:19:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T13:18:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects Jarrik Ouburg and Laura Alvarez sent us their "Hortus conclusus" scheme in the recently concluded E12 of the Europan Norway competition. This year's theme focused on the future development of three Oslo-region municipalities projected to grow within the next 25 years: B&aelig;rum, Asker, and &Aring;s. Alvarez's and Ouburg's collaborative entry won second prize in the &Aring;s category.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The municipality of &Aring;s, the Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and the architects will discuss the proposal in early 2014 to develop a new and more detailed masterplan of the specific site.<br><br> Here's a glimpse of the proposal:<br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""><br><br><br><img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Shortlist announced for Norwegian July 22 Memorial Sites Justine Testado 2013-10-11T20:11:00-04:00 >2013-10-11T20:21:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Eight finalists were revealed for the international competition to design two memorial sites in the Norwegian Goverment Headquarters in Oslo as well as the island of Ut&oslash;ya. The public art memorial sites will commemorate the victims of the Oslo bombing and the Ut&oslash;ya massacre on July 22, 2011 &mdash; Norway's shocking day of terror when 77 people tragically lost their lives.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Below are the candidates who will advance to the second and final stage of the competition:</p> <ul><li> Jonas Dahlberg (SE)</li> <li> Jeremy Deller (UK)</li> <li> Estudio SIC (ES)</li> <li> Goks&oslash;yr &amp; Martens and Sn&oslash;hetta (NO)</li> <li> Olav Christopher Jenssen and LPO arkitekter (NO)</li> <li> Haugen/Zohar arkitekter (NO)</li> <li> Paul Murdoch Architects (US)</li> <li> NL&Eacute; &amp; Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi (NL/NG)</li> </ul> Picasso murals debate divides Norway Archinect 2013-08-28T17:22:00-04:00 >2013-09-02T19:49:04-04:00 <img src="" width="464" height="261" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The fate of five Picasso murals on buildings damaged in the Anders Breivik bombing in Oslo in 2011 has led to a heated debate in Norway. A panel of experts has recommended demolishing the buildings and removing the murals. But art experts say that as the murals were designed by Picasso for those specific buildings, they should remain where they are. The artworks were Picasso's first attempts at concrete murals.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> A-lab Wins Sustainable Urban Development in Oslo Suburb Paul Petrunia 2011-04-06T17:23:43-04:00 >2011-04-06T17:24:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="238" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Norwegian practice A-lab won the open international ideas competition on climate efficient urban development on Furuset area in Oslo.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project goal is to condense the suburb Furuset i Groruddalen outside Oslo with 2,500 new homes and 1,500 new workspaces, and to reduce CO2 emissions by 50 percent by 2030. The project provides a district that stands for sustainable urban development.</p>