Memorial at Utøya, Norway: July 22

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.

Memorial at Utøya

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.

Memorial at Utøya

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.

Memorial at Utøya

Memorial at Utøya

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.

Memorial at Utøya

Memorial at Utøya

Memorial at Utøya

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’’.

Memorial at Utøya Norway

Memorial at Utøya Norway

Memorial at Utøya Norway

Memorial at Utøya Norway

3RW · PB 1131 · Bergen, 5034 · Norway

Memorial at Utøya Norway Memorial at Utøya Norway

photos from 3RW

Memorial at Utøya, Norway image / information from 3RW

Memorial at Utøya

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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Norwegian Architecture

July 22 Memorial Norway

July 22 Memorial Sites Shortlist

Island of Utøya
image from organiser

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)

Memorial Designs
Firemen tragedy Memorial Croatia
picture from architects

Another memorial in Norway on e-architect:

Tsunami Memorial Oslo
Norwegian Tsunami Memorial
image from architects
Tsunami Memorial in Oslo




Memorial Architecture

Atocha Train Station Memorial, Madrid, Spain
Design: estudio de arquitectura fam
Atocha Train Station Memorial
picture from architect

London Bombings Memorial, England
Design: Carmody Groarke Architects
London Bombings Memorial
photo © Nick Weall

Norwegian Architecture

Eco Cube Oslo
Design: a-lab, architects
Eco Cube Oslo
picture : a-lab

Oslo Operahouse
Design: Snøhetta, architects
Oslo Operahouse
picture : Statsbygg

Norwegian Architects

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