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Ovre Forsland and Bjornstokk Hydraulic Power Stations in Helgeland, Norway
 by stein hamre arkitektkontor as

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Article source: stein hamre arkitektkontor as

The client, HelgelandsKraft AS, is a large producer of hydraulic electricity in northern parts of Norway. In 2008 they started planning several new hydraulic power stations with high environmental ambitions. From the beginning their task for the architect was to find the best way to make their new power stations adapt to the site, and at the same time function as attractions and destinations. The general idea from the architects at stein hamre arkitektkontor, is the design of the new stations should reflect characteristics of the locations. At the same time the buildings should be spectacular. They should also tell the story about the production of power.

Illustration Ovre Forsland (Images Courtesy mir / stein hamre arkitektkontor as)

  • Architects: stein hamre arkitektkontor as

  • Name of Project: Ovre Forsland and Bjornstokk Hydraulic Power Stations
  • Location: Helgeland, Norway
  • Client: HelgelandsKraft as
  • Structural Engineer: SWECO
  • Light design: Stokkan Lys / stein hamre arkitektkontor as
  • Total Area: 150 sqm
  • Images: mir / stein hamre arkitektkontor as


Blues House Notodden in Norway by ALA Architects

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Article source: ALA Architects

The building opens up as a book cover, and invites people in to read, enjoy the blues, drink coffee, watch a movie, laugh, cry, fall in love and live. All functions are on one level and they are open to the central “hinge” space. This glass roofed atrium is a hub for all functions. Library is on the left side. Reception with shop and wardrobe is in the middle and auditoriums are on their side.


  • ARCHITECT: ALA Architects
  • NAME OF PROJECT: Blues House Notodden
  • LOCATION: Notodden, Norway
  • TYPE: competition, honorary mention 2010
  • STATUS: Concluded
  • PROGRAM: 3 000m2
  • CLIENT: Notodden kommun
  • TEAM: Juho Grönholm, Janne Teräsvirta, Antti Nousjoki, Samuli Woolston with Auvo Lindroon and Yena Young
  • COLLABORATORS: Erik Sandsmark


Kilden in Kristiansand, Norway by ALA Architects

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: ALA Architects

Kilden, a theatre and concert hall 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. In addition, there is a stage for experimental theater and a multi-purpose hall with a level floor.

Night view

  • Architect: ALA Architects
  • Name of project: Kilden
  • Location: Kristiansand, Norway
  • Type: Performing Arts Centre
  • Credit of images: Kjartan Belland, Tuomas Uusheimo and Hufton Crow
  • Software used: AutoCad Architecture


Floating Sauna in Norway by Casagrande Laboratory

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012

Article source: Casagrande Laboratory

World Architecture Community Award 2011

The Floating Sauna is a gift for the Rosendal community, a village at the end of the majestic Hardangerfjord in Norway. The sauna celebrates the ancient but still living connection between the human built environment and the great voice of the ocean. The Viking decedent Rosendal villagers are as natural with house building as with building their boats and the Floating Sauna lays somewhere in-between.

Floating Sauna


New Church of Våler Proposal in Norway by Francesco Fiotti (designed with 3DS Max)

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Article source: Francesco Fiotti

Our proposal for the New Church of Våler is placed in the southern part of the project area in continuity with the ancient church, attempting to recover not only the orientation of it, but also the memory. The proposed design refers at the boat: the boat as a symbol of Christianity that welcomes and protects within it the faithful; the Drakkar as tribute at the exploratory tradition of the Norwegian people.

View from the woods (Images Courtesy Sergio Capasso)

  • Architect: Francesco Fiotti
  • Name of Project: New Church of Våler Proposal
  • Location: Våler, Norway
  • Team: Carmela Scala (architect), Sergio Capasso (rendering), Enzo Junior Dessì (structural engineer), Fabio Locascio (structural engineer)
  • Net floor area: 730 mq
  • Type of project: Competition
  • Year: 2011
  • Image credits: Sergio Capasso, Carmela Scala and Francesco Fiotti
  • Software used: 3DS Max


Jøssing Fjord Center in Norway by CEBRA

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Article source: CEBRA

The Jøssing Fjord Center is a combined museum for mining and geology. If the outside exhibition areas are also taken into consideration, the area is really a small magma park. The museum building is set just outside Jøssing in beautiful natural surroundings, next to the former mines and the power station that produced electricity for the mining activities. The basic structure – a four-armed star plan – is cast in concrete around an intermediate massive core built from bales of straw.


  • Architects: CEBRA
  • Project: Jøssing Fjord Center
  • Location: Jøssing Fjord, Norway
  • Commission: Public
  • Type: Competition
  • Category: Culture
  • Client: Dalane Municipality
  • Year: 2010
  • Purpose: Mining museum
  • Size: 16.146 ft2 / 1500 m2
  • Prize: Honorable mention
  • Service: Architectural services


Vertical Campus in Larvik, Norway by CEBRA

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Article source: CEBRA

Vertical Campus is a substantial extension to the local school. In the northern hemisphere, it makes sense to build compact buildings because they are economic and reduce heat loss, and also because this ensures short internal distances and synergies between different functions. In addition to being a compact school, the Vertikal Campus has a small footprint. First of all, this makes it possible to reuse the old foundations, which is important due to highly complicated geotechnical circumstances. Secondly, it leaves more outdoor park area for the children and creates distance to neighboring houses.

Vertical Campus

  • Architects: CEBRA
  • Project: Vertical Campus
  • Location: Ahlfeldtsgata, Larvik, Norway
  • Commission: Public
  • Type: Competition
  • Category: Education
  • Client: Larvik Municipality


New Church of Våler in Hovedveien, Norway by CEBRA architecture

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Article source: CEBRA architecture

Danish architects CEBRA’s proposal for a new church in Våler, Norway creates a symbolic landmark in the shape of a tilting cross using light and wood as key design elements for the interior.

The village of Våler, in the south eastern part of Norway, is in need of a new church in order to replace the village’s old wooden church, which burned down to the ground in 2009. The church is of great importance for the local community – both as a social gathering point and as characterizing landscape element. Therefore, the design of the new church has to combine a particular sensitivity and attention to the site’s culture-historical context with a modern architectural expression so as to succeed in creating flexible and contemporary church facilities.

Exterior View in day

  • Architect: CEBRA architecture
  • Name of Project: New Church of  Våler
  • Location: Hovedveien, Våler, Norway
  • Commission: Private
  • Type: Open plan and design competition
  • Client: Våler Parish Council
  • Year: 2011
  • Purpose: Curch
  • Surface area: 11.840 sq. ft.
  • Software used: AutoCAD, Rhinoceros, VRay for Rhinoceros, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator


Into the landscape in Seljord, Norway by Rintala Eggertsson Architects

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Article source: Rintala Eggertsson Architects

The students of  NABA,  Politecnico di Milano and Fredrikstad Scenography School designed and constructed three structures around the lake  Seljord in Telemark county South Norway.

The structures had three main reasons to be built, firstly to be used as stopping places for travelers and tourists, secondly to serve as meeting points for the local inhabitants, and thirdly to comment on the local stories of a sea serpent, a continuing myth with frequent observations spanning over a hundred years of time.  At the same time, this workshop is also part of larger activity, a project called Seljord and the legends, developed and curated by Springer Kulturstudio and Feste landscape architects, organized to revitalize the local economy and to invite more people to move to the area which today suffers of desertification and aging processes.

Image Courtesy Dag Jenssen

  • Architects: Rintala Eggertsson Architects
  • Project: Into the landscape
  • Location: Telnesøyan, Garvikstrondi, Seljord, Norway
  • Project management: Harriet Slaaen
  • Curator: Springer kulturstudio / Gunn-Marit Christenson
  • Landscape consultants: Feste landscape architects / Tone Telnes
  • Workshop management: Sami Rintala, Dagur Eggertsson, Luca Poncellini, Massimiliano Spadoni, Paolo Mestriner and Fransesco Librizzi.
  • Photography: Dag Jenssen
  • Software used: Autocad for final drawings, Sketchup for 3D sketching, Photoshop for presentations.


Spire in Våler, Norway by Visiondivision

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Article source: Visiondivision

The church in the small town of Våler in Norway burned down and a competition was held to build a new one. We joined the competition with the following entry. It is in the rural church that the people in a village is experiencing its most emotional moments; this is where the kids run out on the last day of school, it is here you get married and it is here you bid farewell to your loved ones.


  • Architects: Visiondivision
  • Project: Spire
  • Location: Våler, Norway
  • Software used: A mix of Rhino, Autocad, Photoshop and some Maya


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