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
Croydon Urban Room
The Croydon ‘Urban Room’ is a shopfront for public participation, fostering meaningful connection between people & place; past, present & future.
Selected for exhibition
Project Ilica
A collaborative craft production initiative that aims at reviving Zagreb’s main street identity through crafts-design knowledge exchange activities.
Selected for exhibition
The Distributed Cooperative
Reimagining how a mixed-use cooperative housing development could be conceived at a neighbourhood scale.
Honorable mention
a fence and a ladder: subversive acts of everyday urbanism at home
This project examines the power of an informal, spontaneous, low-tech spatial gesture: a ladder built to straddle a fence between two properties.
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
STEPS Eco-Village Transitional Housing
Building community resilience and offering neighbourhood wellbeing in a temporary affordable rental housing in a sustainable semi-urban environment
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.
Let's grow Tveita!
Transform a historical farm in a communal agri-cultural area based on circular economy, to project a better future for people, communities and nature.
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
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.
Modular Rehandel
Modular er et modulbasert rehandelskonsept for bærekraftig handel og lokal verdiskapning — eller et slags sirkulært kjøpesenter om du vil
Gamlebyen, A Neighbourhood approach in the Old Town of Oslo
A distributed development strategy for the vitality and activation of the fragmented identity areas of a Neighbourhood.
Watershed Urbanism: Neighborhoods
The project pioneers a transferable planning vocabulary for embedding ecologically-based watershed management principles into neighborhood design.
Co-sharing city space through spots
By unlocking showroom space to more for less we make cities more inclusive & socially sustainable
Common Vask- the future of laundry! From household machines to sustainable laundry facilities.
An essential contribution to a conscious and convenient neighborhood is serviced laundry facilities. We simplify laundry and clean the future.
Destination Stovnertårnet
A local attraction that combine modern architecture with natural landscapes, with the goal that residents can participate in their community.
Pilot project "Herzkamp"
The project aims to build a residential quarter with the goal of climate-adapted, sustainable planning and construction in lively neighbourhoods.
SMART PRODUCTIVE MARKET FOR SUSTAINABLE NEIGHBOURHOODS
Integrated closed-loop technologies make public buildings profitable and community-friendly. Their daily use provokes ecological thinking in the city.
Looking FWD: A Worker-Owned Design Practice for Community Empowerment
FWD is a landscape design collaborative based in Brooklyn, New York that empowers communities to share their stories in the built environment.
Zürich Airport Park: The Social Life of a Local Global Neighborhood
Landscape fragment becomes dynamic suburban park: locals, travelers, workers, ecological zones share a new typology of a large-scale neighborhood park
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.
Jonas, IJburg
Jonas - a new concept for a mixed-use residential building, designed to enhance social cohesion by creating a sustainable, inviting heart for the area
Ten Tests in Gottsunda
Ten tests to develop new methods to involve residents and local actors in the development of existing and future public spaces of Gottsunda in Sweden.
Reclaim Womens Space - a garden at Hurumzi Square, Old Stone Town in Zanzibar
In this master thesis Eva Storrusten researched the lost women ́s spaces of Stone Town, and interpreted the potential architecture to an infill-site
Airing your dirty laundry
The project seeks to readdress the privatisation of domestic labour by reimagining historic communal practices of labour in the public realm.
Sites
I will propose many places in the city where people can gather in a relaxed atmosphere.
Neighbours & Citizens
My practice is interdisciplinary, situated between art and architecture, research based, socially engaged and focused at trans-local neighbourhoods.
SOCIAL CONDENSER - Study for alternative, affordable and sustainable housing model
This housing building gets significant collective spaces-facilities and consists of a C shaped body with a glazed full-height atrium.
Das Kooperative Haus
'Das Kooperative Haus' is a master thesis by Danny Liu and Kai Pieper at Bauhaus University Weimar developing a vision of sustainable city planning.
Smedetoften
A worn down nonplace, absent on the locals mental city map has been transformed into a modern urban space with a luminous landmark.
Promenade along the river Lonja
Let’s go to Lonja – a promenade with designed urban furniture along the river
The Neighborhood Archipelago vs Fjord City
A building catalog exploring the effect of the consolidation of physical artifacts and culture Oslo’s Fjord City development on neighborhood identity.
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.
Sanke
An online tool for foraging in the city, identifying edible wild weeds and mapping public fruit trees.
COMMUNAL MATRIX
The project explores the struggle to expand communal activity within small housings in Seoul and proposes an assessment platform.
Spatial Academy: Academy as practice
A framework for neighborhood pedagogies of an undergraduate architecture thesis program in Santiago de Chile
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.
Neigborhood public space for everbody
Integrated approaches for public spaces to overcome conflicts and make them drivers in developing inclusive neighbourhoods.
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.
The Academy for Urban Action
AUA is an experimental, participatory youth project on the cross section of urban pedagogy, sustainability education, action research & placemaking
Garaj DESCHIS/ OPEN Garage
OPEN Garage is a research-driven proposition for a community equipment, situated in the context of post-socialist collective housing estates.
Claiming Space - an architectural intervention, exhibition, and public programme
'Claiming Space' is an architectural intervention, exhibition, and public programme produced in collaboration between Skeiv Verden and Fotogalleriet
SEEDS of Fantasism City
Focusing on creating urban platforms consisting of sky gardens, elevated parks, and fixing urban behavior of humans.
The Neighborhood Vending Machine
The NVM is a social and economic initiative that seeks to share tools in the community thus reducing consumption and unessential spending.
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
Urania CInema reconstruction
The old Urania cinema was reconstructed into an office space that integrates a cultural centre open for public into the existing historic fabric.
THE NATURAL LANDMARKS OF RED HOOK, NY volume 1 and 2
Natural Landmarks is an illustrative guide and map that reframes ubiquitous street trees as significant monuments, sparking curiosity and stewardship.
A set of public spaces and a cultural building
Urban redevelopment of the historical heart of Forest (a municipality of Brussels, BE) and transformation of its abbey into a regional cultural centre
Down the Hill, To the Rivers
‘Down the Hill, To the Rivers’ is a drawing book about the life beyond the Godown arts centre in the neighbourhood of Kuala Lumpur city, Malaysia.
Do the Right Thing in the ‘Hood! ETICity for Piave Neighbourhood (Venice, IT)
ETICity’s practice acts on urban collective/public space as citizenship and welfare devices to support the social infrastructure and situated politics
Permanent
Permanent is a practice-based research to develop a mixed-use infrastructure for affordable and embedded cultural, educational and social space.
Lambertseterportalen
Lambertseterportalen is newly built interactive public sculpture installation located in the center of Lambertseterparken.
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.
Community, memory & reverie: Learning from emergent spatial practices in Beirut
This project explores spatial practices that have emerged in Beirut after the Civil War (1975-1990), and in response to the 2020 port blast.
Youth-led Transitions
Youth-led Transitions is an urban transformation project seeking to make degraded spaces in northern Norway more liveable, vibrant and sustainable.
CO-SCAPE
CO-Scape is a community-driven approach to densify and inject mixed-uses into residential neighborhoods, adapting to the post-pandemic lifestyle.
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
Creating the Everyday Commons: Spatial Patterns of Sharing Culture
Spatial patterns for communities & designers aiming to catalyse sharing culture in urban neighbourhoods
The Standaertsite, community centre and park
This bottom-up initiative transforms the dense urban fabric of a 19th-century working-class area into a park and community centre.
Nansenløkka
Competition win in 2017. Situated in Fornebu, Bærum. 65 000 m2 dwelling, 750m2 commercial, 500m2 community space. Area: 37000 m2. Futurebuilt pilot.
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.
Ammerud Aktivitetshus
A community on Ammerud with industrial kitchen, rental premises that the neighborhood can borrow cheaply, youth club and library
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.
Critical Neighbourhoods – The Architecture of Contested Communities
This publication explores informal architecture and urbanism, analysing practical actions in three different continents (Africa, America, Asia).
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.
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.
Co-carts – Vehicles for the Community
Co-Carts are multifunctional vehicles whose forms and functions stimulate collaboration, encourage experimentation and transform collective spaces.
Mono-gram to Poly-gram - A polyvalent reprogramming of modern social housing estates.
An alternative to demolition of social housing that reuses the unused, invites the collective over the sole, and shapes the community as a main core.
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.
NEIGHBOUR-HUT
Giving people a chance to integrate, create and celebrate the common environment
Urban Space for Physical, Mental and Social Health
Urban Space for Physical, Mental and Social Health is a study for activating inter-block spaces and their untapped potential in Burgas, Bulgaria
Material + Social Ecologies in the Port of Rotterdam. From Hyper-scale to Human-scale.
This perspective offers speculative scenarios on port neighbourhoods embedded in infrastructural landscapes, community spaces and circular materiality
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
Missing Link #12
An exploration of how the large-scale infrastructural project Missing Link 12 can be reprogrammed to better fit the context and needs of residents.
Reutilisation of Ladopoulos Paper Mill Complex
Winning proposal for the transformation and future-proof development of a former Paper Mill industrial complex in Patras, Greece
En torno al Vergel - Around the Garden
En Torno al Vergel–Around the Garden – is the winning proposal for the construction of a public housing block comprising 42 units in Seville, Spain.
Finding Human  in the New Normal / Envisioning Future neighborhood
What experiential values can we observe from the collective pandemic, and how might we leverage these to envision our future for better neighborhoods?
NEIGHBORHOOD TERRACES
The idea of “neighborhood terraces” is a response to changes that are occurring and to needs of inhabitants in a highly urbanized environment.
BCN 2050
How to “preserve & tranform" the urban fabric of Barcelona ? How to create a flexible urban system reflecting the diversity of the city?
Mereside Library/Laundrette
Mereside Library/Laundrette combines essential services with opportunities to co-design, co-produce, adapt and share a local amenity.
Pilot project "Herzkamp Bothfeld"
The project aims to build a residential quarter with the goal of climate-adapted, sustainable planning and construction in lively neighbourhoods.
"Hello Future!?"
The urban development concept "Hello Future?!" shows positive visions of the future of a residential neighborhood in Kiel (Germany).
Landing Party!
A speculative look into the upgrading of existing public housing by weaving function with an infrastructure for community formation.
Brainport Smart District
Brainport Smart District is a future-oriented urban district that promotes sustainable, smart and productive living and working.
PLAY!
An oral and visual history project on the politics of making, traditions, and the future of public (play) spaces, through the lens of 250 playgrounds.
A Tourist Trap?
A Tourist Trap? aims for the mediation between people and nature, connecting nature, places and culture.
An Innovative Solution on Sustaining the “Kampung Spirit” in Modern Southeast Asia
Deeply rooted in context and driven to repurpose a historical site for resilient communities through food security
Startblokka
Startblokka is a temporary social project in Linderud Oslo, made possible through collaboration.
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.
Refining the uniqueness of Saupstad-Kolstad, a satellite town in Trondheim, Norway
In the period 2013-2020, an area improvement was carried out in the Saupstad-Kolstad district. Broad approach has given the district new energy.
Leah Goldberg Masterplan
Turning a neglected urban environment into an exciting mixed-use neighbourhood with adequate housing, commercial spaces and functional public areas.
St. Hanshaugen Park
Our proposal for a permanent restaurant is a neighbourhood driven initiative, presenting the ideas and needs of daily users in the public discussion.
Elements for Women Visibility in Mexican Public Spaces: Casa de la Asegurada Unidad Independencia
The approach to the Casa de la Asegurada of the Unidad Independencia complex seeks to analyze its impact in the neighborhood from a gender perspective
Ficciones Compartidas
Through Ficciones Compartidas, the old Tobacco Factory of Alicante became a new meeting place for neighbors, ecologies and cultural policies.
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
Skilpaddeparken
A meeting place/plays for the neighborhood, with the neighborhood of Rudshøgda
El Terreno- Community Garden and Education Center
A model of how education, sustainability and design merge to harvest a bright future that attend the needs of the community and our neighborhoods.
THE URBAN DEMAND OF A NEIGHBORHOOD: REINVENTION OF HASANPAŞA GASWORKS AS A PUBLIC SPACE
It is a revitalization project of an industrial heritage site started and supported by the urban demand of a neighborhood.
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.
European Middle Class Mass Housing - Cost Action: A tool to develop neighborhood quality
Studies and analysis already carried out in more than 60 neighborhoods of 19 different countries that can make a good contribution to Oslo Triennale.
Parkveien: UTT Reclaiming Public Space in Oslo
The project proposes an innovative, landscape-driven approach to renewing the community public space, reclaim those spaces that belong to the public.
St. Olavs hospital in Trondheim
The hospital area is well integrated into the city structure and has become an attractive neighborhood in the city Trondheim
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.
KOMM’ RUM
KOMM’ RUM invites you to come together and share stories, memories and ideas in the neighbourhood of Johannstadt (Dresden, GER).
Tourism Suburbia. Exploring the future of post-growth tourism
Tourism Suburbia is a post-growth perspective on tourism, a framework for collective infrastructures on a neighbourhood level.
From The House To The Plaza: Narrations For Tlatelolco
The use of voice, memory, and imagination as tools to create new ways to build and inhabit public spaces with our communities during COVID19 lockdowns
Public Housing Neighbourhood Regeneration
The project uses participatory placemaking to create safe, accessible and vibrant urban commons in marginalised public housing neighbourhoods.