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.
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
The Distributed Cooperative
Reimagining how a mixed-use cooperative housing development could be conceived at a neighbourhood scale.
Selected for exhibition
THREADS OF THE PUBLIC REALM. Streetscape scenarios for Reykjavík’s model neighbourhood
An inspiring collection of design guidelines formulated to support the City of Reykjavík in steering quality of the planned residential development.
Selected for exhibition
FREIE MITTE, VIELSEITIGER RAND   Ongoing Process of Implementation, Vienna
A field of abandoned railway tracks, taken over by plants, animals and people, is carefully transformed into the center of a new neighbourhood.
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
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
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
STEPS Eco-Village Transitional Housing
Building community resilience and offering neighbourhood wellbeing in a temporary affordable rental housing in a sustainable semi-urban environment
Honorable mention
50/50: “A Microcity within a Metropolis” or, “How to share a living in a neighborhood?”
Proposing an alternative for in-fill residential buildings with suggesting a sharing-based lifestyle and creating a neighborhood inside the building.
Honorable mention
Keelung Sino-French War Memorial Compound public space
The project creates a “neighborhood core” from a palimpsest of Asian urban development.
Veum hageby
Tranformasjon av tidl. sykehusområde i Fredrikstad til boligområde og nærsenter. Gjenbruk og videreutvikling av historisk bebyggelse og parkområde.
Lervigparken
Conceptual development of a marine activity park in Stavanger, based on blue & green nature solutions.
Ormsundveien Økogrend
An urban eco village in an existing neighbourhood
Scandiagade
A boring grass area mainly used for dogwalking has been transformed into a local park with room for social gatherings, tranquility and rainwater
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.
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.
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.
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
Embrace Karlskoga
Winning Europan 16 entry for the Karlskoga (SE) site that proposes a site-specific district that embraces local qualities around a new railway station
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.
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.
BeeTotems for RefuBees
Contemporary application of totemism as social sculpture and art intervention in public space. Interdisciplinary art/science project engaging locals.
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.
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.
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
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.
THE DISTILLERY
It's architectural strategy was designed as a cultural venue to inspire creative confrontation, support new ideas and accommodate outstanding events.
SEEDS of Fantasism City
Focusing on creating urban platforms consisting of sky gardens, elevated parks, and fixing urban behavior of humans.
CIRCLE FORM - OPEN FORM OF URBAN FURNITURE
This is an example of an open form of urban furniture – not exactly defined, leaving various possibilities for use by inhabitants.
Sva - A vision of self-sustenance
Project defines the next century's urban living where you have access to nutrition at your doorstep, not just for humans but for other beings as well.
STANDSTILL - STILSTAND
STILSTAND transforms parking into an exhibition space, using the blueprint technique as an artistic co-creation method.
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.
Sites
I will propose many places in the city where people can gather in a relaxed atmosphere.
Lambertseterportalen
Lambertseterportalen is newly built interactive public sculpture installation located in the center of Lambertseterparken.
Skilpaddeparken
A meeting place/plays for the neighborhood, with the neighborhood of Rudshøgda
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.
FREE MÜHLGANG
Free Mühlgang curates an unearthing of the invisibilized past of a public space to envision alternative narratives of freedom produced by inclusivism.
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.
Pilot project "Herzkamp"
The project aims to build a residential quarter with the goal of climate-adapted, sustainable planning and construction in lively neighbourhoods.
Smedetoften
A worn down nonplace, absent on the locals mental city map has been transformed into a modern urban space with a luminous landmark.
ZIBO
ZIBO offers a vision for the sustainable redevelopment of LeCorbusier’s abandoned Industrial Zone in BOgota
Nansenløkka
Competition win in 2017. Situated in Fornebu, Bærum. 65 000 m2 dwelling, 750m2 commercial, 500m2 community space. Area: 37000 m2. Futurebuilt pilot.
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.
YNBHOOD
The digital window to your local Neighbourhood
Spiegelfabrik
Transformation of a former industrial area into a new urban neigbourhood
ecovillage Hannover
ecovillage Hannover is a future-oriented urban development which is guided by sufficiency and highest ecological standards
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
Precollinear Park
Precollinear Park is a placemaking experience. A linear park which develops along an unused tramway overlooking the river and the hills.
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.
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
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.
Sanke
An online tool for foraging in the city, identifying edible wild weeds and mapping public fruit trees.
Leah Goldberg Masterplan
Turning a neglected urban environment into an exciting mixed-use neighbourhood with adequate housing, commercial spaces and functional public areas.
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.
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…
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.
Agroecological Condenser
Agroecology is the additional programmatic layer fostering interactions between plant, animal, human, and the environment within agricultural systems
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.
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.
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.
#YongeCity
#YongeCity envisions a new city within the existing urban fabric of Toronto, forming one, continuous, horizontal neighbourhood over Yonge Street.
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
“RUSCA” MUNICIPAL DRINKING WATER RESERVOIR (Ragoli – Tre Ville – TN – Italy)
UDWR2H - Underground drinking water reservoir incastred on the edge of the village to provide drinking water to part of the local community.
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.
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.
Klingelbeek
A new mixed use residential neighbourhood set within the Klingelbeek estate, a beautiful old park along the river Rhine in Arnhem, Holland.
The Third Instance
The project explores the liminal condition of the threshold by replacing the existing shutters with a dual piece of furniture for everyday activities.
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.
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
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
Ammerud Aktivitetshus
A community on Ammerud with industrial kitchen, rental premises that the neighborhood can borrow cheaply, youth club and library
Grorud Senter
This self-initiated proposal investigates how to upgrade post-war residential housing buildings to meet current environmental and social standards.
AIR SQUARE
AIR SQUARE is a transportable square that activates underused urban spaces by bringing them purpose and a vibrant public life.
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.
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
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.
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.
Fontainas New Urban Centre
Regenerate a rundown urban block through a porous morphology, implement equipments to stimulate neighbourhood dynamics and create an Urban Centre.
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.
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.
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.
substandardPLUS
The project redefines the boundary of a night-shelter in a peripheral neighbourhood, transforming the former fence into a space with multiple uses.
Neighborhood Food Futures
Exploring neighborhood-scale food systems and civic innovation in Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
soft buffers
The project tries to reinforce the existing condition of a small neihborhood by gently framing the space and finding beauty throughout it.
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.
Ficciones Compartidas
Through Ficciones Compartidas, the old Tobacco Factory of Alicante became a new meeting place for neighbors, ecologies and cultural policies.
Square of traditional crafts in Varaždin
By engaging all senses to define the experience and stories of a space, the project ought to promote sustainability and local craftsman production.
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.
Bella - Activity Rooftop
A social meeting place and activity roof in Copenhagen
Wandering Livable Street space – Experience the street of the future!
Foster change by a temporary redesign of streets with a set of wandering modular street furniture creating livable meeting spaces for the neighborhood
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
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
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
PM Campus - multi-functional, self-sufficient and circular complex in the suburbs of Kyiv
PM campus is a combination of rural healthy neighbourhood and suburban density mixed with urban vibrancy in the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine
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
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.
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.
Co-carts – Vehicles for the Community
Co-Carts are multifunctional vehicles whose forms and functions stimulate collaboration, encourage experimentation and transform collective spaces.
Public Housing Neighbourhood Regeneration
The project uses participatory placemaking to create safe, accessible and vibrant urban commons in marginalised public housing neighbourhoods.
Backyard Waterscape
The project showcases how rainwater management can turn threat to ressource and create value for both the residents, the neighbourhood, and the city.
Parking in Les Hortes de Caldes de Montbui
Hortes de Caldes Parking and Sindicat Square. Project by RavetllatRibas
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
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
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
Versus
Versus is a roller skate rink in Nantes's historic center as part of the annual festival Le Voyage à Nantes 2021.
Destination Stovnertårnet
A local attraction that combine modern architecture with natural landscapes, with the goal that residents can participate in their community.
"Hello Future!?"
The urban development concept "Hello Future?!" shows positive visions of the future of a residential neighborhood in Kiel (Germany).
Miniature Megalopolis
Miniature Megalopolis radically reimagines what a neighbourhood can be, through the lens of one of Oslo’s most complex urban areas - Groruddalen.
A Tourist Trap?
A Tourist Trap? aims for the mediation between people and nature, connecting nature, places and culture.
Modular Rehandel
Modular er et modulbasert rehandelskonsept for bærekraftig handel og lokal verdiskapning — eller et slags sirkulært kjøpesenter om du vil
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.
Bodil Koch’s gardens
A green oasis, designed for and with the community, where to pause from the busy city life, and connect with nature and with others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
61°69 garden: co-building a community garden in Siberia
61°69 is a co-designed and co-built community garden by teenagers in Siberia, and curated through a series of thematic educative workshops.
Promenade along the river Lonja
Let’s go to Lonja – a promenade with designed urban furniture along the river
Meet Your Neighbors (Again)
The proposal questions inherited domestic spaces through the implementation of a basic set of retroactive tools for communal reset.
Startblokka
Startblokka is a temporary social project in Linderud Oslo, made possible through collaboration.
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.
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.
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.
Dalen Aktivitetspark
Dalen Aktivitets park is an activity park, Trondheim. The park is designed to promote active use, a meeting place for all generations.
KOMM’ RUM
KOMM’ RUM invites you to come together and share stories, memories and ideas in the neighbourhood of Johannstadt (Dresden, GER).
Brainport Smart District
Brainport Smart District is a future-oriented urban district that promotes sustainable, smart and productive living and working.
NEIGHBOUR-HUT
Giving people a chance to integrate, create and celebrate the common environment