This timber-framed building has a recessed ground level for commercial spaces and five floors for offices. The facade presents curving prefabricated pinewood elements treated with green paint. The eaves above them are straight, generating a play of s
Considered the father of modern skiing, Sondre Norheim turned into a full-fledged sport what up to the mid-19th century was little more than a traditional means of locomotion, and popularized the slalom – in the local dialect, a course along a smooth
Not long ago voices began to be heard in certain presidential residences to the effect that the press was the ‘enemy of the people’: an accusation paradoxically alluding to the play through which Ibsen wanted to uphold, among other things, the vital
With 54,600 square meters of floor space and a collection of over 400,000 works, this is the largest art museum in the Nordic region. Officially named National Museum of Art, Design and Architecture, the building is a fruit of the fusion, in 2003, of
In the peaceful ambience of the forests, only a short walking distance from two of Norway’s largest hospitals, Snøhetta has designed two secluded wooden shelters aspiring to make hospitalization easier for patients and their families. Designed for th
The Danish architecture office BIG has designed a factory for the furniture manufacturer Vestre, inserted into a forest near the village of Magnor, in eastern Norway. It has a built area of 7,000 square meters, and takes its name, The Plus, from its
Inspirado en la instalación portuaria construida en 1937 por el arquitecto Ketil Ugland para la ciudad noruega de Arendal, cerrada diez años después y posteriormente demolida, el proyecto de la firma Snøhetta es una reinterpretación de la antigua zon
In a peaceful spot close to the southern coast of Norway, a close-set group of three cottages forms a holiday residence for different generations of one same family. Three simple volumes with pitched roofs, access to one of which is differentiated so
Instead of being simply a facility for the safeguarding, display, and dissemination of the work of Edvard Munch, the building is conceived to be a dynamic hub for contemporary culture and a cohesive element for Oslo and the country at large. Designed
In the year 1947, the Norwegian ethnologist Thor Heyerdahl went off to sea in a hand-built raft and sailed the almost 8,000 kilometers that separate the coasts of South America from the remote Polynesian islands. His mission was to demonstrate that a
The five triangular cabins, with panoramic views of the North Sea, are raised on four steel columns to avoid leaving any trace on the landscape. Their triangular shape and flat cut is carefully planned to withstand the strong winds of the area...
The Oslo firm Snøhetta – in collaboration with R8 Property, Skanska, and Asplan Viak – has completed this office building that will consume little energy and produce more than it will need over its lifespan (estimated at 60 years), including in const
The curved building, devoted to Henrik Ibsen, is located on the edges of the park, with which it establishes a relationshop through large windows and several accesses. The typical Norwegain wood tile roof tilts towards the park and rises towards the
The Norwegian practice of John Sanden and Ingvild Hodnekvam has designed this residence, located in the city of Lillehammer, as a simple building kit of concrete pieces. It can be easily reconfigured to meet new needs, the inner walls being independe
Located in the Arctic Circle, the project transforms and connects the two existing buildings, and dialogs with them through color and the pattern of the faceted facades of Jura Stone of the new volume, whose angles capture the changing northern light
On Christmas Day 2011, the original Tungestølen Tourist Cabin, which had served as an important destination for Jostedalen glacier hikers for more than a century, was completely devastated by the cyclone Dagmar that swept over Norway and neighboring
Converted into a new civic center, the project defends the inclusion of all agents in the transformation of the city, integrating the layers that operate in it through mixed infrastructures and wooded areas that open up to a controlled scale...
The building is integrated in a park connected by paths, establishing a relationship with the city of Andenes. The program is laid out over four levels, one of them underwater so that visitors can observe the seabed through the windows... [+]
The materials used, the experiences that take place inside the building, and the design of the roof as a stormy sea, where the waves clash to let light inside, invite visitors to immerse themselves in the dramatic natural environment of the site... [
The building starts out from two axes – a circle with a reflectant surface where the sea meets the mountains –, and another vertical one, shaped like a cylinder, where visitors can learn about the life of whales also in the deep sea waters... [+]
The village of Andenes, 300 kilometers from the Arctic Circle, is on the Norwegian island of Andøya, in an area frequented by whales on their migratory journeys. Here the Danish studio Dorte Mandrup will be building a seaside viewpoint for watching w
The Oslo firm Snøhetta has designed a facility to go up on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, near Longyearbyen, which is the capital of the Svalbard Archipelago, in the Arctic Ocean. The Arc, as it will be called, aims to give visitors access to t
The energy sector and building industry accounts for over 40% of global heat-trapping emissions. As the severity of the climate crisis continues to grow, architects are challenged to think how to build responsibly – creating high quality spaces for p
The Future Library, a project dreamed up by the Scottish artist Katie Paterson, was opened to the public in Oslo. After eight years, manuscripts penned by some of the world’s most famous living authors were delivered to “The silent room” on the top f
“Can only have been painted by a madman.” Edvard Munch penciled this phrase on The Scream, the very famous, disturbing work showing the fjord of Oslo in the background: the same place that is the site of the city’s new icon, the Munch Museum, built b
It is hard not to succumb to cliché when describing – like the suites of Grieg –the romantic beauty of northern landscapes and the depth of their impact on the identity of Nordic peoples. But in truth, even in the arenas of globalization, the Scandin
The firm Reiulf Ramstad has won the invitation-only contest to expand the museum that harbors Fram (Framtid, meaning future in Norwegian), the ship that Fridtjof Nansen, Otto Svedrup, and Roald Amundsen used in their famed expeditions. As part of a s
On a plateau close to the Jostedal Glacier, overlooking it, stand these wooden cabins for use by hikers, designed by the Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta to withstand the harsh climate conditions, including strong winds, of this mountainous zone.
Among architects Bjarke Ingels is perhaps the last adorer of the fold; he is the unexpected link connecting our globalized times to those deconstructivist obsessions that had a heyday in the 1990s, in the heat of the theses that the philosopher Gille
Founded in 1989 by four partners and now directed by Kjetil Trædal Thorsen and Craig Dykers, Snøhetta is a Norwegian practice that employs almost 140 people in its two offices, in Oslo and New York. Efficient and poetic at the same time, the archite
Maybe the lethargy that has taken over our bodies after so much submission to the dictates of the mobile phone has led to the fashion of the even-harder, in a search for radical experiences brought to extremes. This would perhaps explain construction
The development of the highways in Norway left the vernacular routes that ran along national roads in disuse. This circumstance is common to the rest of Europe, but was especially dramatic in the Nordic country because of the extraordinary landscapes
In 2014, The Central Bank of Norway appointed Snøhetta and Metric Design/Terje Tønnessen to develop the design proposal for its new paper currency. One and a half years after the release of the emblematic 100 and 200 notes, the new 50 and 500 notes h
Selected out of 101 entries submitted from a total of 17 countries, the design of the team composed of the young Barcelona practices MX_SI and Mestres Wåge recently won the competition to transform an old grain silo – one of the first ever to be buil
Curated by a Spanish team, the triennale takes stock of the phenomenon of belonging, and of the ways of building the collective in a global world.
On 5 June, after five years of intense public controversy, the City Hall of Oslo authorized the construction of Lambda, the project drawn up by Herreros Arquitectos for the new Munch Museum, Norway’s leading emblem and a must-stop in the art circuit.
La residencia de estudiantes MySpace, construida en la ciudad noruega de Trondheim según el proyecto de Enrique Krahe, Juan Elvira y Clara Murado, está concebida como una suerte de catalizador que miniaturiza los modos de sociabilidad contemporáneos.
El equipo formado por Ecosistema Urbano y el artista Lluís Sabadell ha resultado el ganador del concurso para el diseño de una intervención artística en la plaza Stortorget, el principal espacio público de Hamar, una ciudad situada a 130 kilómetros d
Situado en un pequeño parque urbano del centro de Oslo, el edificio para la guardería de la congregación Fagerborg responde a un doble requerimiento: el respeto, por un lado, a la tradición tipológica de su entorno, formada por edificios de baja alt
Los valencianos Agustín Sebastián y Jorge Quesada, agrupados como SQ Arquitectos, junto al estudio noruego Asplan Viak han resultado ganadores del concurso internacional para la construcción de un centro cultural dedicado al pueblo lapón o sami, con
RFA Fenwick Iribarren Architects, estudio dirigido por Mark Fenwick y el español Javier Iribarren ha ganado el concurso por invitación para el proyecto del nuevo Estadio Nacional de Fútbol de Noruega. La propuesta, con una capacidad para 55.000 espec
A pesar de haber sido una de las mayores atracciones turísticas de Oslo, en el año 2005 se aprobó el derribo del centenario trampolín de Holmen kollen, debido a que sus pequeñas dimensiones lo invalidaban para su uso en los Campeonatos Mundiales Nórd
El escritor noruego Knut Hamsun (1859-1952) es una figura incómoda en su país: premio Nobel de Literatura en 1920 y autor de obras como Hambre, consideradas seminales para la novela del siglo XX, su apoyo al régimen nazi al final de su vida le llevó
El estudio de Juan Herreros se ha impuesto como ganador en el concurso para la construcción del Área Munch de Oslo con su propuesta titulada Lambda, frente a Zaha Hadid, Tadao Ando o FOA (véase AV Proyectos 32). Con el objetivo de remodelar el acceso
Un iceberg transitable a orillas del fiordo, así se podría describir la Ópera de Oslo, obra del estudio noruego Snøhetta, ganadora del último premio Mies van der Rohe. El marcado carácter público del edificio, que resuelve la conexión de la ciudad co