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Old June 28th, 2013, 03:13 PM   #261
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A infill and a renovation of a corner building have been completed in Haugesund:

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http://goo.gl/maps/YOYd1

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From this tread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post104728310
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Old July 7th, 2013, 02:45 PM   #262
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Niels torp have just won a contract to design a city block in Drammen. I believe everything seen in the render is part of the development.



Location: https://maps.google.no/maps?q=krefti...=12,144.5,,0,0
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Old July 7th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #263
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Another project in Drammen, right opposite the street to the project above; Papirbredden step 2. It's supposed to be under construction by now (construction start: spring this year).

It's the rightmost of the black leaning buildings in the middle here:


And the leftmost of the two turquoise buildings on this map:


Building step 1 was completed late last year. Here are three pictures of it:






(It's the building in the background.)


Step 2 will probably get a similar architectural expression. I have sadly not been able to find any close-up renders of it though. Drammen will certainly get many black and white buildings!
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Old July 8th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #264
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Contract have been signed for the building of the "canal city" in Kristiansand.











The first step of the development, a public culture facility called Kilden, have already been completed (and I believe it have been showcased in this very tread previously).

http://www.byggutengrenser.no/inspir...rthuset-kilden

Kilden can be seen to the left in the overviews above.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 08:19 PM   #265
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Norway has such high quality architecture
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Old July 8th, 2013, 08:26 PM   #266
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Norway has such high quality architecture
Take a trip to one of our cities and you will soon change your mind. We might currently build a few nice buildings every now and then, but our cities are already filled with so much crap from the '30s and onwards. Our cities are probably going towards a brighter future, but it is mostly because we start from such a low base.

Typically mid-sized Norwegian city: https://maps.google.no/maps?q=Hamar&...311.73,,0,0.14
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Old July 9th, 2013, 12:44 AM   #267
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True. The same has happened in Sweden. I was shocked when I first visited some small towns, like Falkenberg or Gislaved, where the city center was consisting of cheap commieblocks and a giant mall with vacant retail space. Things are improving tho, let's keep looking forward.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 04:51 PM   #268
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It's a the same thing that have happened all over the Nordics, although Denmark appears to be somewhat better off. Sadly many of our mistakes are getting protected which greatly reduce our ability to repair our cities and make them into thriving places people actually want to be.

Typical examples of buildings our heritage bodies protect could be this blue mess in Hamar or this stripmall in Bærum; The former was protected a year ago or so while there are currently a proposal to preserve the later. We protect similar crap all around the country ... '-'
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Old July 9th, 2013, 04:52 PM   #269
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New hospital to be built at Lier, right outside of Drammen.







Location: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Fossv...ud,+Norge&z=18
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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #270
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Infill in Bergen. It was actually completed during 2012, but I didn't know about until it today and it haven't been posted by anyone else either ... So it might be of interest to some. But then again it might not be too.








Location: https://maps.google.no/maps?q=Bergen...9.05,,0,-18.57
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Old July 10th, 2013, 10:29 AM   #271
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True. The same has happened in Sweden. I was shocked when I first visited some small towns, like Falkenberg or Gislaved, where the city center was consisting of cheap commieblocks and a giant mall with vacant retail space. Things are improving tho, let's keep looking forward.
Those are the worst though. For the awfulness that can be accidental small-town Norway, the other Scandinavian countries don't do dismal nearly as well as these Swedish post-war towns. But like you said, things are improving (though if I were to stay in Sweden I would pick a town or city with a pre-war core).

I haven't actually checked this but Swedish towns seem to have been city planned with wider streets than their Norwegian or Danish equivalent. That make them even more uncomfortable.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 11:42 AM   #272
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this city is amazing..the infrastructure is just brilliant...thanks for sharing the pics..
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Old July 10th, 2013, 12:41 PM   #273
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Simply marvelous! Norway, where architect dreams come true.
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Old July 10th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #274
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Block 54 in Hamar. The architecture leaves a lot to be desired, but it brings some much needed density to this small city. It does sort of looks like they have just added stripes with all the various materials they could find.



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Old July 10th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #275
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Concept for the development of Brattvåg in Haram muni, which is located somewhere between Ålesund and Molde.

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Nordic has completed the concept phase of a project for Brattvåg Panorama, a mixed use development in Haram, between Ålesund and Molde in Norway.

The proposal includes town hall, health care facilities, retail and functional accommoda*tion for the elderly, as well as apartments with panoramic views and exciting architec*tural features. The development will provide important connections between the existing functions and better infrastructure through*out.
http://nordicarch.com/brattvag-panorama#info




How Brattvåg looks today. Basically just sprawling detached suburban houses and some minor industry.


Location: https://maps.google.no/maps?q=Brattv...msdal&t=h&z=15
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Old July 11th, 2013, 05:03 PM   #276
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A Kindergarten planned in Brønnøysund:


It's currently going through planning.

Location: https://maps.google.no/maps?q=Br%C3%...+Nordland&z=15
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Old July 11th, 2013, 08:38 PM   #277
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I like how Norway, like Berlin for example, has developed it's own architectual style. It's simple but very, very nice.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 11:12 PM   #278
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Anything specific you was thinking of? I'm not sure I see any common theme in our modern architecture besides perhaps the ample use of wood.
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The use of wood is indeed something typical. And things like the window lay-out and the shape of the building in general. I like how the kindergarten resembles Norway, with it mountain-like shape and the use of wood to resemble the vast forests. At least that's my interpretation

I think the buildings below all have this Norwegian 'feel' to it.

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See what I mean? There are a lot of modern boxy buildings too obviously, but I haven't seen many buildings like the ones posted above in the rest of the world (except Scandinavia).
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Old July 12th, 2013, 12:53 AM   #280
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I think it's more about each individual architectural offices distinctive style rather than the country as such. Both the two last examples of yours are from the same office (Reiulf Ramstad) who seems to hate flat roof and have a love for detailing consisting either of randomly placed, differently sized windows or collections of holes. Some other buildings they are behind:







The first building is from a office that seems to like natural-colered wood and curvy shapes. Another of their buildings:

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