- Major architecture exhibition at the Nasjonalmuseet Norway
Is there such a thing as distinctly Norwegian architecture, a common denominator in design? What building projects typify the Norwegian architecture scene of the last five years?
These are the questions behind the major summer exhibition called “A Place to Be. Contemporary Norwegian Architecture 2011-2016” opening on 9 June and running until 19 November 2017 at the Nasjonalmuseet, the national museum architecture section in Oslo.
Curated by Markus Richter, with the project management of Cathrine Furuholmen, art direction and exhibition design by U67, in this eighth edition of a long, successful series of exhibitions on contemporary Norwegian architecture, it will present 25 selected projects from 2011-16 designed by Norwegian and international architects in Norway, as well as foreign projects designed by Norwegian architects.
When you take a careful look at these projects, some of which are known to Floornature readers - like the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre by RRA - you can grasp the special attention that Norwegian architects pay to the context, an attitude that Richter calls “site-specific sensitivity”. All the proposals showcase readable form, material simplicity and awareness of the wider social context. Architecture in Norway reflects the ethics of a society and becomes a fundamental tool not only to create spaces that are attractive today and in the future, but also to craft a sense of belonging, a phrase that references last year's Oslo Architecture Triennale called “After Belonging”.
So, “A Place to Be. Contemporary Norwegian Architecture 2011-2016” at the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo becomes a great opportunity to get to know the Norwegian architecture scene much better.
Exhibition “A Place to Be. Contemporary Norwegian Architecture 2011-2016”
from 9 June to 19 November 2017
Curator: Markus Richter
Project Manager: Cathrine Furuholmen
Exhibition Design and Art Direction: U67
Location: Nasjonalmuseet Oslo (Norway)
Images: see captions, courtesy of the architects (1 - Pfelder, The Isle, 2013,ph. Pfelder, 2 - Reiulf Ramstadt Arkitekter, Norewegian Mountaineering Center, 2016, ph. Søren Harder, 3 - Lund Hagem Arkitekter, Knapphullet, 2014, ph. Luke Hayes, 4 - Saunders Architecture, Fogo Island, 2011-13, ph. Bent René Synnevåg, 5 - OPA Form, Løe Storhaugen. 2016, ph. Espen Folgerø, 6 - Blakstad Haffner Arkitekter, Utøya, 2016, ph. Are Carlsen)
Find out more: http://www.nasjonalmuseet.no/en/