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
Project Ilica
A collaborative craft production initiative that aims at reviving Zagreb’s main street identity through crafts-design knowledge exchange activities.
Landing Party!
A speculative look into the upgrading of existing public housing by weaving function with an infrastructure for community formation.
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
“Origins” - An exhibition, panel debate and guided tour
We explore how local materials and makers improve our climate and neighbourhoods for the better with circular and sustainable production.
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.
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.
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.
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.
TOWARDS AN ENGINEERED-TIMBER CIVIC REALM ON HUDSON VALLEY’S URBAN FRINGE
A shared timber farming framework for socio-economically resilient and environmentally-restorative development for the Hudson Valley's communities.
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?
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.
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 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
Spatial Academy: Academy as practice
A framework for neighborhood pedagogies of an undergraduate architecture thesis program in Santiago de Chile
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.
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
Speaking through the skin of another: An urban theater of street libraries
A design proposal for street libraries as living and movable personalities in the central urban 'theater' in Skopje
Critical Neighbourhoods – The Architecture of Contested Communities
This publication explores informal architecture and urbanism, analysing practical actions in three different continents (Africa, America, Asia).
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.
Neo-futuristic Walks
A series of “walkable” city inspections that shape a community of neo-futurists who collectively re-imagine our urban coexistence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Grounded
Perspective on reading Oslo’ neighbourhoods from the bottom up – how might geology and topography inform the ambiance and identity of neighbourhood.
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.
Creating the Everyday Commons: Spatial Patterns of Sharing Culture
Spatial patterns for communities & designers aiming to catalyse sharing culture in urban neighbourhoods
Nye boligkvaliteter - New Housing Qualities
A knowledge based analysis with inspirational examples of housing with new qualities for better neighborhoods.
GENIUS LOCI NEIGHBOURHOOD Hjørner i Oslo
...is an artistic examination of key locations in open space concerning neighbourhood.
HAMBURG 2100
HAMBURG 2100 is a project that aims to inspire dreams, revitalize forgotten places and explore opportunities to create a human-friendly 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?
Halle of Calais
The Halle of Calais is a modular multipurpose covered hall on the Place d’Armes in Calais, France.
Hardturmviaduct: Documenting the In-between
A visual ethnography documenting and exploring the potentials for recommoning the residual space underneath the Hardturm Viaduct in Zürich.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Infinity Room v3.0
What is real? When i move do environments change? Questioning what the physical or digital limits of our spatial consciousness are today.
COMMUNAL MATRIX
The project explores the struggle to expand communal activity within small housings in Seoul and proposes an assessment platform.
Transitoriedade entre corpos
Uma intervenção urbana pautada no caminho dos corpos no espaço público
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
Our Wah Fu Estate: Kaifong K x Enthusiast Q
We use the concept of landscape transect as a means to document the everyday journeys in Wah Fu Estate—a modernist public housing estate in Hong Kong.
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.
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.
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.
Watershed Urbanism: Neighborhoods
The project pioneers a transferable planning vocabulary for embedding ecologically-based watershed management principles into neighborhood design.
Permanent
Permanent is a practice-based research to develop a mixed-use infrastructure for affordable and embedded cultural, educational and social space.
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.
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