Framing the Future
Given the fact that large-scale, internationally known projects like the Norwegian Scenic Routes or urbanization programs at Oslo’s fjord side are slowly coming to an end, we asked our Norwegian colleagues about emerging trends and alternative movements that could cope with present discussions about a more sustainable architectural practice.
There has been a lot of movement at Oslo’s fjord side over the past decade: Snøhetta’s opera, MVRDV’s Barcode-district, Renzo Piano’s museum. Now continued by estudio herreros’ Munch museum that officially opened in October, and the Nasjonalmuseet by Kleinhus + Schuwerk that will open its doors in June 2022. But besides those internationally known transformations, where does economic, urban and architectural development lead to? Gaute Brochmann witnesses a shift towards a more sustainable architecture after a period of intellectual vacuum. Ingerid Helsing Almaas invokes for a more collaborative approach of architectural practices and Martin Braathen and Joakim Skajaa ask themselves how the new home/remote office trend will change the connection between urban and rural areas.
Read the whole interview about challenges and potentials in present and future in our latest issue on Norway.
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> What could “social landscape” mean in practice?, asked the Norwegian architectural office Snøhetta in the context of an exhibition in Innsbruck in 2017. Cyrill Schmidiger talks about Snøhetta's approach to generate associative structures.
> archithese’s Norway-issue also features current projects designed by Helen & Hard.