Ruimteveldwerk maps 'modes of movement' for asylum seekers in Oslo
According to estimates by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, up to 60,000 people will seek asylum in Norway this year alone, most of them from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of these newly-arrived people have little knowledge of where to go to find basic resources, not to mention where... View full entry
Bollería Industrial / Factory-Baked Goods expose and disrupt the banal rituals of airport travel
Airports can be hell, as any traveler knows. From endless check-in lines to depersonalized security checkpoints to the dull monotony of waiting rooms and transit halls, the experience of traveling has become something of a 21st century ritual. You’ll (probably) get to your destination, but first... View full entry
"The Clearing", memorial to Norway's July 22 attacks, opens on the tragedy's fourth anniversary
Called Lysningen or ‘The Clearing’, it has been designed by the Bergen-based architects 3RW. [...]
“It is actually much better than I had thought,.” [Jørgen Watne Frydnes, the general manager of Utøya,] said. “The frame around the woods and the silence of nature, makes it feel like a well.”
On July 22, 2011, on the island of Utøyah, a lone gunman named Anders Breivik attacked a youth summer camp run by the Norwegian Workers’ Youth League (AUF), killing 69 people. Today, on the fourth anniversary of the attack, a memorial to the victims officially opens on the island. Known as... View full entry
Holmenkollen ski jump turns into Airbnb penthouse for one night
One lucky soul will get to enjoy an unforgettable night in one of Oslo's most iconic destinations later this month: the topmost floor of the JDS-designed Holmenkollen ski jump will be turned into a cozy, fully furnished Airbnb penthouse for the winner of a recent online contest.From the contest... View full entry
Schools shuffle and museums move forward: Weekly News Round-Up for October 27, 2014
Friday, October 31:New Plan for Architecture School at Wright Foundation: Facing the loss of its accreditation in 2017, the school is considering independent incorporation in order to continue operating.Thursday, October 30:Archinect's Lexicon: "Anthropocene": Recognizing that "Architecture... View full entry
Oslo council votes yes on new Munch Museum
Oslo’s city council approved a plan for a new Munch Museum on the waterfront in a vote on 22 October. A new building designed by the architecture firm Herreros will be constructed at a cost of 2.8m Norwegian kroner. [...]
The long-delayed project has hit a number of political hurdles since the architects were first chosen in a competition in 2009. Some critics feared the dramatic design [...] would deprive the city’s relatively new landmark opera building of the attention it deserves.
Previously: Winners for Oslo's New Library and Museum Competiton Announced View full entry
Face to the Fjord: A look at Oslo on the release of their new Public Space-Public Life survey
“Oslo is a small city where everyone knows one another,” says landscape architect and project leader for Levende Oslo (Lively Oslo), Yngvar Hegrenes. Norway’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’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
Office Jarrik Ouburg + laura alvarez architecture wins second-prize for Ås in Europan Norway
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: Bærum, Asker, and Ås.
Alvarez's and Ouburg's collaborative entry won second prize in the Ås category.
The municipality of Ås, 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. Here's a glimpse of the proposal: View full entry
Shortlist announced for Norwegian July 22 Memorial Sites
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 Utøya. The public art memorial sites will commemorate the victims of the Oslo bombing and the Utøya massacre on July 22, 2011 — Norway's shocking day of terror when 77 people tragically lost their lives.
Below are the candidates who will advance to the second and final stage of the competition:Jonas Dahlberg (SE)Jeremy Deller (UK)Estudio SIC (ES)Goksøyr & Martens and Snøhetta (NO)Olav Christopher Jenssen and LPO arkitekter (NO)Haugen/Zohar arkitekter (NO)Paul Murdoch Architects (US)NLÉ... View full entry
Picasso murals debate divides Norway
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.
A-lab Wins Sustainable Urban Development in Oslo Suburb
Norwegian practice A-lab won the open international ideas competition on climate efficient urban development on Furuset area in Oslo.
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. View full entry
REX does Munch in Oslo
Following up with last week's news about the winners of the international competition for the new Munch Area in Oslo’s waterfront neighborhood Bjørvika, Bustler now presents the newsworthy proposal from REX titled “Yin Yang”. View full entry
Winners for Oslo's New Library and Museum Competiton Announced
Today, Spanish Herreros Arquitectos received the first prize in the Munch Museum competition. Norwegian Lund Hagem Arkitekter with Atelier Oslo were ranked as number one in the Deichman Library competition.
Shiny New Buildings for Oslo
Until March 29, the City of Oslo exhibits the 40 contributions for the Munch Area and the Deichman Axis architecture competition. The list of invited architects includes names like Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, and Foreign Office Architects. Images on Bustler. View full entry