We received 383 complete submissions from architects, planners, urban practitioners, academics, artists, activists and others from around the world. We, the jury, are excited to announce the six submissions selected for exhibition at the Triennale 2022, as well as seven honourable mentions.
The submissions showed a wide variety of urban planning and architectural projects, urban practices and academic and artistic perspectives. We are especially happy to see many submissions displaying creativity in both (architectural) form and (cultural, social) content contributing to more diverse, generous and sustainable neighbourhoods.
All in all – an impressive demonstration of neighbourhood engagement and thinking. 236 submissions have been selected for online exhibition at the Neighbourhood Index.
We would like to thank all submitters for the effort invested in the work, and we hope you will take the time to explore the ventures into neighbourhood projects and practices.
- Matevž Čelik, founder and program director, LINA
- Camilla van Deurs, City Architect of Copenhagen
- Francesco Garutti, curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture
- Jenny B. Osuldsen, partner Snøhetta, professor landscape architecture NMBU
- Christian Pagh, Director and Chief curator, The Oslo Architecture Triennale (Jury Lead).
"Neighbourhoods are vital to our urban communities. The many contributions to the Oslo Triennale show the faceted ways we can work to reimagine what great neighbourhoods are and how we can ensure that they are environmentally just, sustainable and equitable, ensuring vitality and a thriving planet for generations to come as well as a place to call home. I am truly inspired by the many projects from all over the world."— Camilla van Deurs, City Architect of Copenhagen
Selected for exhibition
The following six projects are invited to exhibit at the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2022:
"The immense work displayed in the open call demonstrates a passion across disciplines to engage with our urban environments with more empathy, nuance and sense of community. I am glad to see so many projects that deal with very profane aspects of our everyday lives as well as more visionary and experimental approaches. Forming more thriving neighbourhoods, communities and natural habitats in our cities requires the ability to bridge systems thinking and design skills, cultural sensibility and value perspectives. Some of the best projects indeed manage to do just this."— Christian Pagh, Director and Chief curator, The Oslo Architecture Triennale
"The energy from the statements and projects are inspiring and illustrate inspiring solutions for more sustainable neighbourhoods. At the same time, the contextual understanding and site specificness show the necessity of the diversity of solutions that give important input for a broader understanding of a neighbourhood."— Jenny B. Osuldsen, partner Snøhetta, professor landscape architecture NMBU
The following seven projects receive honourable mention and are thus featured projects at the Neighbourhood Index:
"The open call and response of the Oslo Architecture Triennale showed that the neighbourhood is a highly relevant topic. I was positively surprised by the sheer number and quality of the projects received, but it was particularly good to see the wide range of projects, from self-directed plans and interventions, to masterplans, innovative proposals for the development of shared social infrastructure, for the integration of nature into the built environment, for the revitalisation of old crafts as a means of preserving knowledge, and many more. The projects bring many much-needed considerations for the future development of cities."— Matevž Čelik, founder and program director, LINA
"Among the very diverse contributions received I've been fascinated by those which – at different scales, and from different perspectives and geographies – tried to propose ideas and solutions to structurally re-define the idea itself of neighbourhood as urban, natural and social entity. Some of the most interesting works submitted expose the more and more urgent need to start rethinking some of the rules and the conditions – in terms of law, governance and policy making – within which practitioners are invited to operate. Reviewing the whole bulk of proposals exploring today the form of the community space has been revealing."— Francesco Garutti, curator contemporary architecture at the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal