Contemporary Norwegian Architecture 2005–2010

14.02.2012-01.04.2012
Contemporary Norwegian Architecture 2005–2010

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Contemporary Norwegian architecture is breathtaking and gripping. Its priorities are rationality of form, technical excellence, refined simplicity and user-friendliness, and above all a superb harmony with the harsh, breathtaking beauty of the northern landscape. These attributes have convinced world opinion that this is exceptional construction constituting a quality apart. The particular mastery of Norwegian architects lies in their
creative, thoroughly modern interpretation of the vernacular tradition, their integration of their architecture with nature, and their reinforcement of unity with the environment.

The exhibition showcases the best and most famous works of architecture from 2005 to 2010. In the photographs, blueprints, drawings and visualisations we can see the architectural setting of the Norwegian National Tourist Tours, for example, the bus stop Akkarvikodden, the Lofota trail designed by manthey kula design studio or the Sohlbergplassen viewpoint by Carl Viggo Hølmebakk, as well as Juvet Landscape Hotel and the Cistercian monastery in Tautra designed by the Jensen & Skodvin studio, the Teachers’ House in Oslo designed by the studio Element Arkitekter AS or the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu by Kristin Jarmund.

The show also includes the famous National Opera and Ballet in Oslo (Snøhetta SA design studio), rewarded with the prestigious Mies van der Rohe Award 2009 – the European award for the best design in contemporary architecture.

The exhibition mounted jointly with the Museum of Architecture in Oslo.
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