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Architecture in Norway

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Norwegian Architecture. We cover completed buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across Norway. The focus is on contemporary Norwegian buildings but information on traditional Nordic buildings is also welcome.

We have 5 pages of Norwegian Architecture selections.

Norwegian Architecture : news + key projects (this page)

Norwegian Building Developments : A-G

Norwegian Building Designs : H-M

Norwegian Architecture Designs : N-R

Norwegian Buildings : S-Z

Norway Architecture News

Oslo Architecture Walking Tours
Oslo Architecture Walking Tours – launched
Oslo is the capital of Norway and is located in the south of the country. Probably the most celebrated contemporary Norwegian building is the Oslo Operahouse. Other major architecture in Oslo includes the Norwegian Museum of Architecture, the The munch museum and stenersen museum collections and the Bislett Stadium building.

Norwegian Buildings – Latest Designs

Norway Building Developments, chronological:

Madla Revheim Masterplan, Stavenger, southwestern Norway
Design: MVRDV + Space Group
Madla Revheim Masterplan Norway
image from architects

Madla Revheim Masterplan – 7 May 2013
Alongside three other teams, MVRDV and Space Group presented their proposal for a new masterplan for Madla-Revheim outside Stavanger, Norway this week. Madla-Revheim is the main development area outside Stavanger, for which MVRDV and Space Group were to implement 4000 housing units on the 780 acres site area, in addition to public programs and sports facilities.

Seljord Watchtower, Telemark
Design: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
Seljord Watchtower Norway
photo : Dag Jenssen

Seljord Watchtower – 30 Apr 2013
The myth about a sea serpent in the lake of Seljord has become an integral part of how the local people of Telemark conceive their majestic landscape. Tales about mysterious phenomena in the lake have flourished for centuries and are a natural part of the daily life in the area.
Signal Mediahus, Oslo, southern Norway
Design: Space Group
Signal Mediahus Oslo Building
photo : Vegard Kleven

Signal Mediahus Norway – 15 Apr 2013
Refurbishment of the former industrial building designed by architects Ove Ekman and Einar Smith and completed 1899. This area along the Akers River was historically referred to as Ny York (New York) due to its explosive development in 1858. Today the area reflects a transformation towards a district focused on art, architecture and design.

Clarion Hotel & Congress, Trondheim, northern Norway
Architects: Space Group
Clarion Hotel Building Norway
photo : Peter Hebeisen

Clarion Hotel & Congress Trondheim – 28 Feb 2013
Unlike the classical American and Asian hotel atrium where everything is exposed in a centralized and vertical, magnificent but one-dimensional experience under a glass cover – the lobby is here given a 3-dimensional and dynamic spatial experience with a programmed roof, and a sequence of shifts between glimpse and panorama, intimacy and spectacular exposure. The hotel bears references to the local city fabric of Trondheim in the combination between the large structural lines and the small intimate ‘ally’. The hotel becomes a landmark without front or backside – but oriented towards the city and the fjord for optimal views in all directions.

Straume Architecture Competition, Fjell, west Norway – winners
Design: Haptic Architects / NORDIC – Office of Architecture / Gross.Max Landscape architects
Straume Competition Norway Fjell Building
image : MIR

Straume Architecture Competition – 26 Feb 2013
London and Oslo based Haptic Architects and NORDIC – Office of Architecture, in collaboration with Gross.Max Landscape architects, have won the competition to create a new urban centre and a public square in Straume. Straume, in the municipality of Fjell, is located on the west coast of Norway, near Bergen. This architectural competition was commissioned by Sartor Holding.

DNB Bank Headquarters, Oslo, Norway – completion news
MVRDV
DNB Bank Headquarters
photo : Jiri Havran

DNB Bank Headquarters Oslo – 13 Dec 2012
The MVRDV designed main building has 17 unique floors and a surface of 36,500m2. The pixelated volume based on small-scale working units adapts to the various influences of the urban context, combining an efficient and flexible internal organisation with a variety of specific communal spaces such as the main entrance lobby, a transparent trading floor, a sheltered public passage, respect for urban view lines and collective terraces overlooking the fjord to the south.

Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop / Narud Stokke Wiig architects
Astrup Fearnley Museum Oslo
image © Nic Lehoux

Astrup Fearnley Museet Norway – 28 Sep 2012
The Astrup Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art is to reopen on 29 September in Tjuvholmen, the newest arts district of Oslo. Previously located at Dronningensgtate 4 for 18 years, the privately owned museum is now part of the new Icon Complex, developed by Selvaag Gruppen and Aspelin-Ramm Gruppen, and designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Narud Stokke Wiig architects.

Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum, Førde, western Norway
C. F. Møller
Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum Building
picture : Oddleiv Apneseth

Sogn & Fjordane Art Museum – 19 Sep 2012
The small Norwegian town of Førde draws its qualities from its interaction with the surrounding mountains, which are visible everywhere, and from Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier on the European mainland, which lies in close proximity to the town. The town’s new museum, Sogn & Fjordane Kunstmuseum also draws upon the distinctive landscape for its architectural expression: the museum lies like a crystal-clear block of ice that has slid down from the surrounding mountains.

Selvika, Havøysund, Finnmark, western Norway
Design: Reiulf Ramstad Architects
Selvika Havøysund Finnmark Norway Structure
photograph © Reiulf Ramstad Architects

Selvika – 2 Jul 2012
The initial approach was to single out and magnify the experience of walking from the roadside down to the seaside at this very special place. Therefore a main concern was to slow down this movement and make the path itself a means of refocusing the experiential mode: a measured, restrained approach that creates awareness.

Fagerborg Kindergarten, Oslo
Reiulf Ramstad Architects
Fagerborg Kindergarten
photo © Thomas Bjørnflaten

Fagerborg Kindergarten Oslo – added 3 Jul 2012
Reiulf Ramstad Architects has been involved in designing a new kindergarten for Fagerborg Congregation in central Oslo. The kindergarten offers 2 units for children between 1-3 years old and 2 units for children between 3-6 years old. There are many cultural heritage guidelines to be considered in the project site. The area is characterised by residential buildings from 1900-50.

Norway Buildings – Recent Designs

Buen, Mandal, southern Norway
3XN Architects
Mandal Building
photo © Adam Mørk

Buen Mandal – 3 May 2012
Historic white wooden houses, charming narrow streets, a river running though the center and beach and forest nearby. The town of Mandal is the essence of southern Norwegian idyll. Danish practice, 3XN, has designed the town’s new cultural center, a project which required great sensitivity to the town’s special environment.

Kilden Performing Arts Centre, Kristiansund, southern Norway
ALA Architects with SMS Arkitekter
Kilden
picture : Tuomas Uusheimo

Kilden – 20 Apr 2012
Kilden, a theatre and concert hall building in Kristiansand, Norway, has brought together all the city’s institutions of performing arts. Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra now has a concert hall accommodating 1200 attendees. Agder Theater, a regional group, is performing in a theater with a capacity of 700. The theater hall can be transformed to accommodate opera performances to house the ensemble Opera South.

Modern cabin-project ‘GJ-9′, Bjergøy, south west Norway
Gudmundur Jonsson Arkitektkontor
GJ-9 Bjergøy Hytte Bjergøy
photo : Jiri Havran

Modern Cabin Norway – 19 Apr 2012
The Cabin is designed for adaption to multiple settings not taking any particular site into consideration, being a product for mass-production distribution.
The general idea is to establish a Cabin-concept that favours a nice landscape setting with the need of appreciating a wonderful view. Two volumes containing bedrooms and service-area are composed in order to obtain the living and dining room space as glazed pavilion in-between giving contact to the nature in all directions.

Norwegian Building – Major Design

Oslo Operahouse – cultural building
Architects: Snøhetta
Norwegian Operahouse
photo : Statsbygg

Norwegian Operahouse

Selection of Norwegian Architecture

Norway Building Designs, alphabetical:

Bodø Nye Kulturhus – Norwegian contest
Winners – DRDH; General Architecture; LRZ
Norwegian Architecture Competition
picture from DRDH

Norwegian Architecture Competition
Eco Cube, Oslo, southern Norway
a-lab
Eco Cube
picture : a-lab

Eco Cube
Holmenkollen Ski Jump Design
Julien de Smedt Architects
Norwegian Ski Jump
picture from JDS

Norwegian Ski Jump
Juvet Landscape Hotel, Gudbrandsjuvet
Jensen & Skodvin Arkitektkontor
Juvet Landscape Hotel
image : Jensen & Skodvin Architects

Juvet Landscape Hotel
Knut Hamsun Center
Steven Holl Architects
Knut Hamsun building
picture from SHA

Knut Hamsun building
Kristiansund Opera Culture Centre
C. F. Møller Architects win
Kristiansund Opera
picture : C. F. Møller Architects

Kristiansund Opera Culture Centre
Lantern, Trondheim
AWP / Atelier Oslo, Architects
Lantern Trondheim Building
picture : AWP / Atelier Oslo

Lantern Trondheim
The Munch Museum, Oslo
HerrerosArquitectos
Munch Museum
model by Jorge Queipo, photo by Federico López

Munch Museum Building
Oslo Airport Terminal
Narud Stokke Wiig
Oslo Airport
picture : NSW

Oslo Airport Building
Petter Dass Museum, northern Norway
Snøhetta
Petter Dass Museum
picture from Snøhetta

Petter Dass Museum Building, Alstaharg
Svalbard Science Centre
Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
Svalbard Science Centre
photo : Nils Petter Dale

Svalbard Science Centre
Trollstigen Project, Geiranger Fjord
Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter
Trollstigen National Tourist Route Project
photo from RRA

Trollstigen National Tourist Route Project

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Contemporary Norwegian Architecture : Landscape and Intervention by Reiulf Ramstad and Jensen & Skodvin
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Norwegian Architecture Exhibition

Nordic Wood Architecture – Seminar : Houses in Wood

Contemporary Norwegian Architecture welcome

Norwegian architect award : Sverre Fehn – Pritzker Prize Winner 1997

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