Utøya Memorial, July 22 Public Project, Norwegian Design Competition, Island
Memorial at Utøya, Norway
The Clearing: Norwegian Architecture Contest – design by 3RW, Norway
Memorial and Learning Centre on Utøya – 12 + 2 Jan 2017
Utøya Memorial – updated 21 Sep 2016
21 Jul 2015
July 22 Memorial Norway
The Clearing, Memorial at Utøya by 3RW
Location: Utøya, Tyrifjorden, Hole, Buskerud, Norway – just north west of Oslo, the Norwegian capital city
Memorial at Utøya by Norwegian architecture practice 3RW is opening 22nd of July, commemorating the fourth year anniversary of the massacre which took place on the beautiful island of Utøya, West of Oslo.
Utøya, July 22 – The Clearing, Memorial at Utøya is opening tomorrow and is designed by Bergen based practice 3RW after they won the competition on November 2014.
At the highest point of the island, overlooking the water and from tall pine trees surrounding the clearing is suspended a 4m diameter steel ring above the ground where names and ages of those killed on Utøya on 22 July are being carved out.
No name comes first or last, the Clearing is a symbol to become a place for future opportunities remembering the tragic event by the beautiful nature of the island.
The construction of the memorial was designed to allow for a collaborative construction open to volunteers, the parents of the victims and former members of the youth labour party (AUF-veterans), owner of the island – following a Norwegian tradition called ‘‘Dugnad’’.
3RW · PB 1131 · Bergen, 5034 · Norway
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Memorial at Utøya, Norway image / information from 3RW
Utøya is an island towards the south east of the Tyrifjorden lake (the map pinpoint below isn’t quite right but google maps doesn’t appear to allow ‘Utøya’ to be focused on despite google search allowing it to correctly locate it on their maps) in Hole municipality, in the county of Buskerud, Norway
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July 22 Memorial Norway
July 22 Memorial Sites Shortlist
Memorial at Utøya – 10 Oct 2013
Eight international candidates have been selected for the second phase of the international competition to design two national public art memorial sites to commemorate the 2011 terror attacks in Oslo and on the island of Utøya.
Artists and architects worldwide were invited to respond to an international open call for pre-qualification. The Art Selection Committee received 300 submissions from artists, architects, landscape architects, poets, musicians, urbanists and academics from 46 different countries.
Shortlisted architects for the closed competition for the 22 July memorial sites:
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 & Kunlé Adeyemi (NL/NG)
picture from architects
Another memorial in Norway on e-architect:
Tsunami Memorial Oslo
image from architects
Tsunami Memorial in Oslo
Atocha Train Station Memorial, Madrid, Spain
Design: estudio de arquitectura fam
picture from architect
London Bombings Memorial, England
Design: Carmody Groarke Architects
photo © Nick Weall
Eco Cube Oslo
Design: a-lab, architects
picture : a-lab
Design: Snøhetta, architects
picture : Statsbygg
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