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) is a speculative project that showcases how the city can develop beyond the framework of private automobile ownership.
The project creates a “neighborhood core” from a palimpsest of Asian urban development.
Transformative Densification is a design programme with the aim of rethinking densification models within the changing conditions of nowadays society.
A remarkable new neighbourhood that will enable people to live easy, communal and low-impact lives at this critical time for the planet
Let’s go to Lonja – a promenade with designed urban furniture along the river
Modular er et modulbasert rehandelskonsept for bærekraftig handel og lokal verdiskapning — eller et slags sirkulært kjøpesenter om du vil
The design of the Fjord City will result in attractive, urban, and sustainable neighbourhoods, where people, the fjord, and the future meet.
'Das Kooperative Haus' is a master thesis by Danny Liu and Kai Pieper at Bauhaus University Weimar developing a vision of sustainable city planning.
It is a revitalization project of an industrial heritage site started and supported by the urban demand of a neighborhood.
Transformation of a former industrial area into a new urban neigbourhood
Agroecology is the additional programmatic layer fostering interactions between plant, animal, human, and the environment within agricultural systems
We confront 320 students each year with the “missing link” between what we know as suburban agglomeration and “stacked living” in residential blocks.
The NVM is a social and economic initiative that seeks to share tools in the community thus reducing consumption and unessential spending.
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
The project consists in a series of modest urban interventions, where wasteland or sterile grass patches are planted with bee-friendly white clovers.
This project explores spatial practices that have emerged in Beirut after the Civil War (1975-1990), and in response to the 2020 port blast.
Miniature Megalopolis radically reimagines what a neighbourhood can be, through the lens of one of Oslo’s most complex urban areas - Groruddalen.
With a systematic approach, Gredelj can become a well integrated part of the contemporary city centre.
Our project reflects on the status of the commercial street by restructuring its elements according to new traffic flows based on health guidelines.
The pilot project aimed at developing concepts of street furniture and greening, and producing prototypes for them in an informal neighborhood.
Perspective on reading Oslo’ neighbourhoods from the bottom up – how might geology and topography inform the ambiance and identity of neighbourhood.
ZIBO offers a vision for the sustainable redevelopment of LeCorbusier’s abandoned Industrial Zone in BOgota
Reusing floodwater as a catalyst to regenerate green and blue neighborhoods through urban agriculture and creating greater public amenities.
Taking small steps, collectively, towards a respected and lively neighborhood
Conceptual development of a marine activity park in Stavanger, based on blue & green nature solutions.
Groma aims at defining the guidelines for the design of a Cultural Hub in Ivrea able to strengthen the sense of community.
To rethink, reuse, and retransform slum disadvantages into advantages
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
#YongeCity envisions a new city within the existing urban fabric of Toronto, forming one, continuous, horizontal neighbourhood over Yonge Street.
STILSTAND transforms parking into an exhibition space, using the blueprint technique as an artistic co-creation method.
Mereside Library/Laundrette combines essential services with opportunities to co-design, co-produce, adapt and share a local amenity.
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.
Design studio focused on elements of wonder and play in public space. Exploring alternative playgrounds based on toy sharing..
Tranformasjon av tidl. sykehusområde i Fredrikstad til boligområde og nærsenter. Gjenbruk og videreutvikling av historisk bebyggelse og parkområde.
Occupie empty space of the metropolis with a modular, densificable and desdensificable project of housing: A glocal strategy applicable in the world.
Turning a neglected urban environment into an exciting mixed-use neighbourhood with adequate housing, commercial spaces and functional public areas.
Gyaw Gyaw is small non-profit organization, utilising sustainable architecture as a tool for development in the Karen areas on the Thai-Burma border.
Our proposal for a permanent restaurant is a neighbourhood driven initiative, presenting the ideas and needs of daily users in the public discussion.
Transforming buildings, places, and communities to create thriving neighbourhoods
Transform a historical farm in a communal agri-cultural area based on circular economy, to project a better future for people, communities and nature.
This bottom-up initiative transforms the dense urban fabric of a 19th-century working-class area into a park and community centre.
Deeply rooted in context and driven to repurpose a historical site for resilient communities through food security
We needed to change perspective on the meaning of our own practice and present what might be inspiring in a contemporary situation
Free Mühlgang curates an unearthing of the invisibilized past of a public space to envision alternative narratives of freedom produced by inclusivism.
The project pioneers a transferable planning vocabulary for embedding ecologically-based watershed management principles into neighborhood design.
We search and research patient methods to approach the demolition of decaying modern neighborhoods and document them by photos and concrete models.
How to “preserve & tranform" the urban fabric of Barcelona ? How to create a flexible urban system reflecting the diversity of the city?
Reconversion of a derelict working-class “ilha” neighborhood into longterm affordable rental housing, in the historical city center of Porto,Portugal
Youth-led Transitions is an urban transformation project seeking to make degraded spaces in northern Norway more liveable, vibrant and sustainable.
REFURBISHMENT OF THE ANCIENT BENEDICTINE MONUMENTAL COMPLEX
Plugin Architecture is a form of practice that argues for a nimble and adaptive architecture ensuring housing is inclusive and accessible.
Regeneration of the Alfama neighborhood, degraded by the no preservation of the historical urban fabric and saturated by excessive tourism.
Proposal for a novel air rights management platform and structural strategy to develop housing with lasting benefits for residents through co-owning.
This perspective offers speculative scenarios on port neighbourhoods embedded in infrastructural landscapes, community spaces and circular materiality
What experiential values can we observe from the collective pandemic, and how might we leverage these to envision our future for better neighborhoods?
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 project uses participatory placemaking to create safe, accessible and vibrant urban commons in marginalised public housing neighbourhoods.
Meeting areas at the threshold. By neighborhood we fill the space with relationships and experience of creative community including what is next to us
The Opportunity Districts are identified as strategic areas of development in Guatemala City that promote investment, innovation and sustainability.
Through Ficciones Compartidas, the old Tobacco Factory of Alicante became a new meeting place for neighbors, ecologies and cultural policies.
Jubileumsparken is an example of a long-term place-building process where a neighborhood is created years before the first residents move in.
A pathway, punctually connected with the public space, that gives access to the new apartments laid out above the neighborhood pre-existing buildings.
AUA is an experimental, participatory youth project on the cross section of urban pedagogy, sustainability education, action research & placemaking
Semipublic network of ‘living-working as a service’ shared spaces spread throughout the empty shops of the city center of Geleen.
Project is based on a comparative analysis of two building complexes, trying to find out influences between social organization & space organization.
Thoughtful planing for both natural and artificial light is the key to regenerate our neighbourhoods and and give new life to existing buildings
Neighbourhood scale frameworks and demonstrations for energy and resource-efficient, climate positive circular communities in Norway and Europe.
This self-initiated proposal investigates how to upgrade post-war residential housing buildings to meet current environmental and social standards.
Startblokka is a temporary social project in Linderud Oslo, made possible through collaboration.
ACAN is a network of individuals within built-environment professions taking action to address the climate & ecological breakdowns: learn with us!
In 2021, BRUT collective organized the 'BRUT summer NON school' for young people living in high-rise-dominated neighbourhoods in Glasgow, Scotland.
It's architectural strategy was designed as a cultural venue to inspire creative confrontation, support new ideas and accommodate outstanding events.
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.
A speculative look into the upgrading of existing public housing by weaving function with an infrastructure for community formation.
The project explores how TKB´s physical and social structures has been influenced by societal changes during 100 years and discusses lessons learned.
Twenty years ago, was created one of the most visionary neighborhoods in Oslo. Unfortunately, this was just a glimpse into utopia…
The proposal questions inherited domestic spaces through the implementation of a basic set of retroactive tools for communal reset.
HAMBURG 2100 is a project that aims to inspire dreams, revitalize forgotten places and explore opportunities to create a human-friendly environment.
Document and show the qualities of the industrial area of Fagerstrand before it is transformed and discuss what to keep, why and how.
Civil society and the public sector are jointly turning a vacant building complex into affordable spaces for art, education, housing & administration
A distributed development strategy for the vitality and activation of the fragmented identity areas of a Neighbourhood.
Helhetlig utvikling av bykvartal i Ski sentrum med boliger, barnehage, skoler og bypark.
A building catalog exploring the effect of the consolidation of physical artifacts and culture Oslo’s Fjord City development on neighborhood identity.
Winning proposal for the transformation and future-proof development of a former Paper Mill industrial complex in Patras, Greece
‘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.
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.
A visual ethnography documenting and exploring the potentials for recommoning the residual space underneath the Hardturm Viaduct in Zürich.
A vision of what could be a radically different space from a car oriented metropolis, where people live and work immersed in nature.
OPEN Garage is a research-driven proposition for a community equipment, situated in the context of post-socialist collective housing estates.
Economic urban center, that will stimulate the gastronomic and the convention industry, which will attract corporate tourism and new housing offerings
A new mixed use residential neighbourhood set within the Klingelbeek estate, a beautiful old park along the river Rhine in Arnhem, Holland.
A vision for the redevelopment of Central Vista, the historic seat of Indian democracy, to create an inclusive, cultural and ecological urban centre.
The old Urania cinema was reconstructed into an office space that integrates a cultural centre open for public into the existing historic fabric.
Self-initiated public realm project in Tallinn, functioning as a garden, a playable space and as material laboratory for outdoor use of rammed earth.
The project proposes an innovative, landscape-driven approach to renewing the community public space, reclaim those spaces that belong to the public.
Focusing on creating urban platforms consisting of sky gardens, elevated parks, and fixing urban behavior of humans.
an architectural inquiry into the future of microrayons in former socialist states
Modernist Neighbourhoods’ Preservation is an education project to inform people about values of Modernist housing estates and ways to preserve them.
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.
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 neighbourhood in Antwerp can become a new network of spaces that combines public amenities with nature and weaves the inner blocks into the city.
This pilot project aimed at designing crafts shops’ shutters, promoting their business and enhancing the visual qualities in informal areas.
FOUN’TA’SY project uses Tactical methods that are proven to be efficient for shaping urban environments, not only financially but also execution wise.
Dalen Aktivitets park is an activity park, Trondheim. The park is designed to promote active use, a meeting place for all generations.
The first universally adaptable modular building system.