February 24, 2014
Nedregate Culture District review by Gaute Brochmann in Morgenbladet #7 2014
January 6, 2014
Space Group has been teaching a studio at Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) this fall called 'Recycling Oslo'.
Lately in Oslo most focus has been on the fjord city and creating new icons. The studio aimed to investigate how we can release the potential in what already exists.
The building mass in Norway is renewed at a mere 1 % per year. This means that 70 % of the buildings we occupy in 30 years are already built. The performance of these structures represents a substantial part of the equation if we are to reach the national goal of a 50 % reduction of energy consumption in buildings within 2040.
By sampling the 70 % that defines the ‘constant’ city, identifying the forgotten, vacant, and obsolete building mass, we want to create a manual for the continuous re-cycling of the city, investigating potentials for re-inventing, re-programming and re-vitalizing the urban fabric.
Some of the projects from the studio were published in Aftenposten newspaper.
November 11, 2013
Read about the new Oslo Central Station and Norwegian Architecture Towards Sustainability in current issue of A+U magazine.
November 8, 2013
Space Group won the metal award Metall13 for clarion hotel & congress Trondheim. Ma Yansong (MAD) handed over the award.
October 22, 2013
15 October 2013 – 16 February 2014
Light Houses presents thirtytwo Swedish, Norwegian and Finnish architectural practices. In one sculptural object each they convey their thoughts on what architecture is. Each object is complemented by texts written by the architects themselves.
Light Houses thus reflects young Nordic architecture simultaneously highlighting architectural challenges the world over, such as social, economic and environmental.
The initial idea for the original exhibition was both the 50th anniversary of Sverre Fehn´s Nordic pavilion in Venice and the general theme of “common ground”. Finnish Swedish and Norwegian architects, all born after the inauguration of the 1962 Venice pavilion, were commissioned to produce sculptural works that reflect the architectural office´s philosophy and Sverre Fehn´s modernistic pavilion. The works are a consolidated part of the exhibition.
October 16, 2013
Space Group project Nedregate Culture District (Signal Mediahus, N.Y. Kindergarten and OCA) won the Oslo City Architecture Award today. The award ceremony took place at Rådhuset (Oslo City Hall) today. After short presentations of the three finalists, it was announced that Nedregate 5 -7 / Nedregate Cultural District was the winner! Thank you client Lars Hellebust of Storm Properties and all the people that have been involved in the project.
September 24, 2013
22 candidates will be exhibited at Rådhusplassen (town hall plaza) from October 1st. The exhibition will open at 16.00, and three nominees will be announced. The award ceremony will take place at Rådhuset (Oslo City Hall) October 16th. The exhibition closes October 27th.
September 16, 2013
Signal Mediahus is one of more than 100 buildings and outdoor areas that will participate in the event Oslo Open House 21 - 22 September. Signal Mediahus is open for visitors on Sunday, September 22 from 12:00 to 14:00. We will be there to show you around, and we expect many visitors. Space Group would also like to invite you to our office in Hausmannsgate 16, Sunday from 12:00 to 14:00.
The event Oslo Open House offers a unique opportunity to see, explore and learn about our city. Oslo Open House is free and open to all. Bring your family, friends and colleagues on a trip around the city this weekend!
See the full program www.osloåpnehus.no or follow on Facebook www.facebook.com / osloapnehus for more information.
The event is a collaboration between Statsbygg, Oslo Arkitektforening (OAF), Norske landskapsarkitekters forening (NLA) and Norske interiørarkitekters og møbeldesigneres landsforening (NIL).
September 13, 2013
Clarion Hotel and Congress featured in Turkish architecture magazine TASARIM
August 1, 2013
Clarion Hotel and Congress Trondheim, is among the five finalists in the European Hotel Design Awards, Newbuild Hotel category. The winner will be announced Tuesday 19 November at the awards ceremony in London.
July 29, 2013
Clarion Hotel and Congress Trondheim featured in FRAME issue 93.
May 8, 2013
MVRDV and Space Group are one of three teams who have been asked to submit a masterplan proposal for the Norwegian town of Madla-Revheim, the main development area outside of Stavanger. The aim of this commission is to develop a model of sustainable growth that treats development principles, transportation systems and built structures as parts of a whole. In this proposal, MVRDV and Space Group propose to concentrate 4,000 housing units on the edge of the 780 acre site, preserving the heart of the development for open, green space, public programs and sports facilities.
April 16, 2013
The prize honors outstanding architecture that contribute to a better environment and is awarded by the Local Government and Regional Affairs in Norway. The award is given to buildings which help to maintain, renew and develop the general building tradition. Seven buildings have been chosen from the 60 nominated projects and are now competing for the prize. The winner will be announced on the 25th of June.
April 8, 2013
The prize honors outstanding architecture that contribute to a better environment and awarded by the Local Government and Regional Affairs in Norway. The award is given to buildings which help to maintain, renew and develop the general building tradition.
April 8, 2013
Nedregate Culture District is nominated for both Oslo Bys Arkitekturpris (Oslo Architecture Award) and Statens Byggeskikkpris (the National Building Award).
April 5, 2013
Space Group is one of four finalists of 26 entries in the international competition Nordic Built Challenge for Postgirobygget, an existing high-rise building in Oslo.
Nordic Built Challenge aims to identify good ideas for how buildings can be transformed in a sustainable, innovative and cost-effective manner.
Space Group has teamed up with BollingerGrohmann + Florian Kosche AS og AJL Engineers.
The selected projets will now move on to phase two, where the proposals will be developed together with the client, Entra Eiendom AS. The final winner will be selected in September.
March 11, 2013
Space Group partners Gro Bonesmo (08.03) and Gary Bates (16.05) contributes to AHO lecture sessions: 5 + 5 Takes on tradition.
March 4, 2013
Space Group architect Naofumi Namba and Støttegruppe for Nordøst-Japan (Support Group for North-East Japan) is opening the exhibition 'Sowing Seeds' (11-23 March 2013). Join the Opening Party Wednesday 13 March 18.00-22.00 at Grafill R21, Rosenkrantz Gate 21, Oslo.