Neighbourhood Index

Explore the selected projects, perspectives and practices from Oslo Architecture Triennale’s Open Call for submissions contributing to the mission: creating more diverse, generous and sustainable neighbourhoods.

Selected for exhibition
The Distributed Cooperative
Reimagining how a mixed-use cooperative housing development could be conceived at a neighbourhood scale.
Selected for exhibition
Croydon Urban Room
The Croydon ‘Urban Room’ is a shopfront for public participation, fostering meaningful connection between people & place; past, present & future.
Honorable mention
Frizz23 – Germany’s first Baugruppe co-operative for cultural commercial space.
Frizz23 and the five pioneering participatory processes behind it have charted a new approach to community focussed urban development.
Honorable mention
Transformative Densification
Transformative Densification is a design programme with the aim of rethinking densification models within the changing conditions of nowadays society.
Born Thriving
Neighborhood planning platform and practice focused on the environments supportive of early childhood and caregiver wellbeing
Magnete
Magnete is a community driven innovation hub, a place of care and culture, of relationship and plurality in the northeast metropolitan area of Milan
The Opportunity Districts - Guatemala City´s Urban Development Plan 2020-2050
The Opportunity Districts are identified as strategic areas of development in Guatemala City that promote investment, innovation and sustainability.
Critical Neighbourhoods – The Architecture of Contested Communities
This publication explores informal architecture and urbanism, analysing practical actions in three different continents (Africa, America, Asia).
Smarter Participation: Co-Governing Urban Aging with a Neighborhood Digital Twin
We develop a participatory methodology utilizing a data-driven digital tool. The aim of is to deliver policy outcomes at the neighborhood scale
Shared spaces (gemensamhetslokaler) in neighborhoods - its past, present and future.
This project maps the history and present of the Swedish gemensamhetslokal with the aim to understand its function in a sustainable future.
Building Local Civic Ecosystems: The Case for Networked Neighbourhoods
BLCE showcases methods, models and policies of local ecosystem building, backed by case studies and a 4-year research and knowledge exchange process.
Transformation Through Diversity
Together we matter; diversity forges the communities that hold our collective power to accelerate change and elevate the quality of our environment.
The architect’s neighborhood
This is one office’s introspective study about their own choice of neighborhoods and how this corresponds to the neighborhoods being made today.
Co-carts – Vehicles for the Community
Co-Carts are multifunctional vehicles whose forms and functions stimulate collaboration, encourage experimentation and transform collective spaces.
Prototyping a Park
Jubileumsparken is an example of a long-term place-building process where a neighborhood is created years before the first residents move in.
Smedetoften
A worn down nonplace, absent on the locals mental city map has been transformed into a modern urban space with a luminous landmark.
Local Council of Hartera
Taking small steps, collectively, towards a respected and lively neighborhood
Planning Open Spaces with and for the Children - local context of Kathmandu
Participatory Action Research could aid in creating sustainable & thriving communities/cities engaging the most prominent users & observers -Children.
Neighbourhoods as Networks of Care
Neighbourhoods as Networks of Care is a body of work investigating the neighbourhood as both a site and a material for creating participatory artworks
Hope on Water // Post-disaster Floating Neighborhood
Project displays how neighbourhood is socially and physically crucial for post-disaster recovery with an idea of a floating, post-disaster settlement.
Nye boligkvaliteter - New Housing Qualities
A knowledge based analysis with inspirational examples of housing with new qualities for better neighborhoods.
City-forming for MILAN/PORTA ROMANA: an adaptive and incremental strategy for the Smart City
Data is the new resource. We proposed to move from large data centres to small, diffuse data centres that feed neighbourhoods with their energy waste
Hei Tinnheia! - Feasibility study of Tinnheia in Kristiansand, Norway
The aim of the project has been to look at the potential for future development of a district of Kristiansand with a focus on social sustainability.
Prospect Brixham: Our Data Our Place
A year-long pilot project for a place-based data trust for the benefit of the coastal community of Brixham, a fishing town in South West UK.
100 cooperative years - values, politics, community and form -  Trondhjems kooperative boligselskap
The project explores how TKB´s physical and social structures has been influenced by societal changes during 100 years and discusses lessons learned.
The emotional labor of demolition culture - soft and patient methods for observing decaying modern
We search and research patient methods to approach the demolition of decaying modern neighborhoods and document them by photos and concrete models.
Living The Future - A Prototype Living Model From and For The Community
Living The Future rehabilitates a dismissed urban fragment in Milan introducing social dwelling spaces and new public services for the neighborhood.
Age-Inclusive Public Space Book
A book providing inspiration as well as theoretical and practical knowledge on how to design public space for people of all ages.
Budapest100 - a weekend celebration of the people and buildings around us
Community festival mobilising citizens and fostering urban stewardship through raising awareness for built heritage to decrease social isolation.
Gyaw Gyaw
Gyaw Gyaw is small non-profit organization, utilising sustainable architecture as a tool for development in the Karen areas on the Thai-Burma border.
The Academy for Urban Action
AUA is an experimental, participatory youth project on the cross section of urban pedagogy, sustainability education, action research & placemaking
Organised Randomness
The project aims to create a neighboorhood, which seemingly created itself through many back and forths and in many years, unique at every corner.
Value Of Play Beyond The Playground
The value of creating a “Playable City,” as an ecosystem of multiscale playable opportunities intertwined within our existing infrastructure.
Neighborhood and care
We needed to change perspective on the meaning of our own practice and present what might be inspiring in a contemporary situation
BCN 2050
How to “preserve & tranform" the urban fabric of Barcelona ? How to create a flexible urban system reflecting the diversity of the city?
Ground UP
Expanding the possibilities of design by galvanizing power, amplifying the voices of everyday people, and activating shared visions for place.
Rolling Radio by THF Radio
Rolling Radio is a tool for Artists and Activists. A biketrailer that fits everything that is needed to hold a talk or performance in public space.
YNBHOOD
The digital window to your local Neighbourhood
Plugin Architecture
Plugin Architecture is a form of practice that argues for a nimble and adaptive architecture ensuring housing is inclusive and accessible.
Enchanting Encounters. Public Garden for the Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia.
Self-initiated public realm project in Tallinn, functioning as a garden, a playable space and as material laboratory for outdoor use of rammed earth.
Model of Jamaika
‘Model of Jamaika’ is a 1:10 scale, walk-in model of the neighbourhood’s recently demolished Bloco 10, in the outskirts of Lisbon.
Ilha da Rua das Antas nº54
Reconversion of a derelict working-class “ilha” neighborhood into longterm affordable rental housing, in the historical city center of Porto,Portugal
Let the sunshine in ! : 3 Marseille questions on metropolitanity
'Let the sunshine in' is prospective research proposing 3 scales of actions for a better relationship between housing and the metropolitan city.
Beyond the Neighbourhood: The Architecture of Collective Living
It aims to revisit the idea of the neighbourhood not through its administrative boundaries or urban form, but through a multi-scalar approach
Miniature Megalopolis
Miniature Megalopolis radically reimagines what a neighbourhood can be, through the lens of one of Oslo’s most complex urban areas - Groruddalen.
Youth-led Transitions
Youth-led Transitions is an urban transformation project seeking to make degraded spaces in northern Norway more liveable, vibrant and sustainable.
Spiegelfabrik
Transformation of a former industrial area into a new urban neigbourhood
Grorud Senter
This self-initiated proposal investigates how to upgrade post-war residential housing buildings to meet current environmental and social standards.
retouch | return to senses
retouch™ any neighbourhood for more health & less stress.
Star Homes
The Star Homes project explores ways to develop low-cost and insect-proof housing to enhance the health of people in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa
Rye Lane Revisited: A South London Plan
A research pamphlet evaluating the under valued success of South London's urban mutualism and establishing alternatives for neighbouring development
Joint ventures in Vestland: legal considerations for the good planning and making of neighbourhoods
The entry conceptualizes the key neighbourhood principle of “sharing” through regulatory structures specific to Western Norway’s land division and use
GENIUS LOCI NEIGHBOURHOOD Hjørner i Oslo
...is an artistic examination of key locations in open space concerning neighbourhood.
The diffused Palace
Semipublic network of ‘living-working as a service’ shared spaces spread throughout the empty shops of the city center of Geleen.
Bridging the gap between community & public space:Placemaking+Guatemala City´s Opportunity Districts
Three action-oriented practices to produce real outcomes in public space starting with temporary interventions and working toward long-term change.
ecovillage Hannover
ecovillage Hannover is a future-oriented urban development which is guided by sufficiency and highest ecological standards
Residential and studio building at the former Berlin flower market (IBeB)
Cohousing project with owner-occupied and cooperative apartments, artists’ studios and space provision for social associations and commerce
HOCUS POCUS! What if the waste becomes legacy?
A speculation of a neighborhood where “waste” becomes a property of individuals, and legacy of ‘’waste’’ registered on a collective network.
TAKING PART - Shaping Neighbourhoods Through Youth Involvement
TAKING PART showcases new creative methods of involving young people from vulnerable social housing in the planning of their own neighbourhoods.
Sustainable zero emission, energy-efficient and circular neighbourhoods
Neighbourhood scale frameworks and demonstrations for energy and resource-efficient, climate positive circular communities in Norway and Europe.
GROMA - Ivrea Cultural Pole
Groma aims at defining the guidelines for the design of a Cultural Hub in Ivrea able to strengthen the sense of community.
Modelproject House of Statistics
Civil society and the public sector are jointly turning a vacant building complex into affordable spaces for art, education, housing & administration
Parkly transforms public spaces for more liveable neighborhoods
Parkly is modular and circular outdoor furniture that creates green and happy public places for more friendly neighborhoods and liveable cities.
Leveraging Air Rights for Reparative Development in Harlem
Proposal for a novel air rights management platform and structural strategy to develop housing with lasting benefits for residents through co-owning.
Territorial Empathy - Co-creation Centering Joy and Dignity
Designers are doulas responsible for supporting communities through the co-creation of places that center the joy, wellbeing, and dignity of all.
Skilpaddeparken
A meeting place/plays for the neighborhood, with the neighborhood of Rudshøgda
MODERNIST NEIGHBOURHOODS’ PRESERVATION
Modernist Neighbourhoods’ Preservation is an education project to inform people about values of Modernist housing estates and ways to preserve them.
Neigborhood public space for everbody
Integrated approaches for public spaces to overcome conflicts and make them drivers in developing inclusive neighbourhoods.
Tromsø Waterfront Laboratory (TWL) & Open Day
Use of alternative and artistic methods to emphasise and investigate planning, participation, ecology and urban development at the Tromsø waterfront.
Meet Your Neighbors (Again)
The proposal questions inherited domestic spaces through the implementation of a basic set of retroactive tools for communal reset.
Leah Goldberg Masterplan
Turning a neglected urban environment into an exciting mixed-use neighbourhood with adequate housing, commercial spaces and functional public areas.
Creating network of green spaces - one park at a time!
We aspire to impact policies, disciplines, hearts & minds by exemplifying vibrant green spaces, striving for ecological restoration.