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
Copenhagen Car-free(dom)
Copenhagen Car Free(dom) is a speculative project that showcases how the city can develop beyond the framework of private automobile ownership.
Honorable mention
The Phoenix Project
A remarkable new neighbourhood that will enable people to live easy, communal and low-impact lives at this critical time for the planet
Honorable mention
Keelung Sino-French War Memorial Compound public space
The project creates a “neighborhood core” from a palimpsest of Asian 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.
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
Leah Goldberg Masterplan
Turning a neglected urban environment into an exciting mixed-use neighbourhood with adequate housing, commercial spaces and functional public areas.
New economic urban center in Guatemala City: Tivoli District
Economic urban center, that will stimulate the gastronomic and the convention industry, which will attract corporate tourism and new housing offerings
Second layer
A pathway, punctually connected with the public space, that gives access to the new apartments laid out above the neighborhood pre-existing buildings.
Klingelbeek
A new mixed use residential neighbourhood set within the Klingelbeek estate, a beautiful old park along the river Rhine in Arnhem, Holland.
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.
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.
LAMBRATE. TRANSPORT NATURE, MAKERS CULTURE. “Experimenting new modes of Living and Working”
A vision of what could be a radically different space from a car oriented metropolis, where people live and work immersed in nature.
Take action in your neighborhood with ACAN
ACAN is a network of individuals within built-environment professions taking action to address the climate & ecological breakdowns: learn with us!
Public Housing Neighbourhood Regeneration
The project uses participatory placemaking to create safe, accessible and vibrant urban commons in marginalised public housing neighbourhoods.
HABITLIB. A Glocal strategy in La Habana, a Glocal strategy in the world.
Occupie empty space of the metropolis with a modular, densificable and desdensificable project of housing: A glocal strategy applicable in the world.
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?
Informality as Creativity: Urban Shutters
This pilot project aimed at designing crafts shops’ shutters, promoting their business and enhancing the visual qualities in informal areas.
Transforming a Historically Authoritarian Precinct into a Landscape for People
A vision for the redevelopment of Central Vista, the historic seat of Indian democracy, to create an inclusive, cultural and ecological urban centre.
Veum hageby
Tranformasjon av tidl. sykehusområde i Fredrikstad til boligområde og nærsenter. Gjenbruk og videreutvikling av historisk bebyggelse og parkområde.
FREE MÜHLGANG
Free Mühlgang curates an unearthing of the invisibilized past of a public space to envision alternative narratives of freedom produced by inclusivism.
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
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
SEEDS of Fantasism City
Focusing on creating urban platforms consisting of sky gardens, elevated parks, and fixing urban behavior of humans.
ALFAMA 2.0 // RE-habilitation // RE-vitalization // RE-structuration
Regeneration of the Alfama neighborhood, degraded by the no preservation of the historical urban fabric and saturated by excessive tourism.
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.
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.
Wonderground
Design studio focused on elements of wonder and play in public space. Exploring alternative playgrounds based on toy sharing..
Re-Exploring Urbanity
A neighbourhood in Antwerp can become a new network of spaces that combines public amenities with nature and weaves the inner blocks into the city.
Local Council of Hartera
Taking small steps, collectively, towards a respected and lively neighborhood
The diffused Palace
Semipublic network of ‘living-working as a service’ shared spaces spread throughout the empty shops of the city center of Geleen.
Promenade along the river Lonja
Let’s go to Lonja – a promenade with designed urban furniture along the river
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.
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.
Mereside Library/Laundrette
Mereside Library/Laundrette combines essential services with opportunities to co-design, co-produce, adapt and share a local amenity.
MODERNIST NEIGHBOURHOODS’ PRESERVATION
Modernist Neighbourhoods’ Preservation is an education project to inform people about values of Modernist housing estates and ways to preserve them.
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.
Love thy pollinating neighbor: clover infrastructure and interspecies conceptualizations of cities
The project consists in a series of modest urban interventions, where wasteland or sterile grass patches are planted with bee-friendly white clovers.
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.
ZIBO
ZIBO offers a vision for the sustainable redevelopment of LeCorbusier’s abandoned Industrial Zone in BOgota
Grorud Senter
This self-initiated proposal investigates how to upgrade post-war residential housing buildings to meet current environmental and social standards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spiegelfabrik
Transformation of a former industrial area into a new urban neigbourhood
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.
Study of the urban revitalization of the former Gredelj factory zone
With a systematic approach, Gredelj can become a well integrated part of the contemporary city centre.
Plugin Architecture
Plugin Architecture is a form of practice that argues for a nimble and adaptive architecture ensuring housing is inclusive and accessible.
Informality as Creativity: Urban Green
The pilot project aimed at developing concepts of street furniture and greening, and producing prototypes for them in an informal neighborhood.
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.
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.
Fagerstrand transformation
Document and show the qualities of the industrial area of Fagerstrand before it is transformed and discuss what to keep, why and how.
Watershed Urbanism: Neighborhoods
The project pioneers a transferable planning vocabulary for embedding ecologically-based watershed management principles into neighborhood design.
HEARTH
The asphalt is a void covering Earth, a palimpsest onto which we print our values and beliefs. The ground-soil is a membrane connecting us.
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.
BCN 2050
How to “preserve & tranform" the urban fabric of Barcelona ? How to create a flexible urban system reflecting the diversity of the city?
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.
FOUN’TA’SY
FOUN’TA’SY project uses Tactical methods that are proven to be efficient for shaping urban environments, not only financially but also execution wise.
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
Wasserstadt Limmer - Fusions of green neighbourhoods
In the midst of green, lined by two canals, yet close to the city centre, a new, green and sustainable quarter will be created: Wasserstadt Limmer.
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.
STANDSTILL - STILSTAND
STILSTAND transforms parking into an exhibition space, using the blueprint technique as an artistic co-creation method.
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.
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
Floodwater as a Catalyst for Neighborhood Resilience
Reusing floodwater as a catalyst to regenerate green and blue neighborhoods through urban agriculture and creating greater public amenities.
De-hierarchize the Commercial Street: Nothing Extraordinary, Really
Our project reflects on the status of the commercial street by restructuring its elements according to new traffic flows based on health guidelines.
#YongeCity
#YongeCity envisions a new city within the existing urban fabric of Toronto, forming one, continuous, horizontal neighbourhood over Yonge Street.
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
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.
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
Landing Party!
A speculative look into the upgrading of existing public housing by weaving function with an infrastructure for community formation.
Modular Rehandel
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Once there is space, there is breath
In 2021, BRUT collective organized the 'BRUT summer NON school' for young people living in high-rise-dominated neighbourhoods in Glasgow, Scotland.
Adaptive Transformation
Transforming buildings, places, and communities to create thriving neighbourhoods
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
THE DISTILLERY
It's architectural strategy was designed as a cultural venue to inspire creative confrontation, support new ideas and accommodate outstanding events.
Youth-led Transitions
Youth-led Transitions is an urban transformation project seeking to make degraded spaces in northern Norway more liveable, vibrant and sustainable.
Miniature Megalopolis
Miniature Megalopolis radically reimagines what a neighbourhood can be, through the lens of one of Oslo’s most complex urban areas - Groruddalen.
Many Places to call home, Meridian Water
Meridian Water is not one place, but many; it is a series of interconnected micro-neighborhoods, each with a distinctive character and sense of place.
Lierstranda - the Fjord City
The design of the Fjord City will result in attractive, urban, and sustainable neighbourhoods, where people, the fjord, and the future meet.
Dalen Aktivitetspark
Dalen Aktivitets park is an activity park, Trondheim. The park is designed to promote active use, a meeting place for all generations.
Startblokka
Startblokka is a temporary social project in Linderud Oslo, made possible through collaboration.
Hardturmviaduct: Documenting the In-between
A visual ethnography documenting and exploring the potentials for recommoning the residual space underneath the Hardturm Viaduct in Zürich.
HAMBURG 2100
HAMBURG 2100 is a project that aims to inspire dreams, revitalize forgotten places and explore opportunities to create a human-friendly environment.
Lervigparken
Conceptual development of a marine activity park in Stavanger, based on blue & green nature solutions.
Meet Your Neighbors (Again)
The proposal questions inherited domestic spaces through the implementation of a basic set of retroactive tools for communal reset.
NEIGHBORHOOD UTOPIA - Pilestredet park
Twenty years ago, was created one of the most visionary neighborhoods in Oslo. Unfortunately, this was just a glimpse into utopia…
Relational museum. On the threshold / beyond threshold
Meeting areas at the threshold. By neighborhood we fill the space with relationships and experience of creative community including what is next to us
Ficciones Compartidas
Through Ficciones Compartidas, the old Tobacco Factory of Alicante became a new meeting place for neighbors, ecologies and cultural policies.
The impact of artificial light in shaping a sustainable future for our cities.
Thoughtful planing for both natural and artificial light is the key to regenerate our neighbourhoods and and give new life to existing buildings
Agroecological Condenser
Agroecology is the additional programmatic layer fostering interactions between plant, animal, human, and the environment within agricultural systems
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.
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.
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.
The Missing Link - A journey through diverse neighborhoods
We confront 320 students each year with the “missing link” between what we know as suburban agglomeration and “stacked living” in residential blocks.
Case Study of Red and Blue, two building complexes, Krnjevo Neighbourhood, Rijeka, Croatia
Project is based on a comparative analysis of two building complexes, trying to find out influences between social organization & space organization.
Grounded
Perspective on reading Oslo’ neighbourhoods from the bottom up – how might geology and topography inform the ambiance and identity of neighbourhood.
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.
The Academy for Urban Action
AUA is an experimental, participatory youth project on the cross section of urban pedagogy, sustainability education, action research & placemaking
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.