Norwegian Architects Conquer the World Architecture Festival!

Norwegian Architects Conquer the World Architecture Festival!

Photo: Navet, Vest-Agder Museum. Arkitekt: Helen & Hard. Sammen med syv andre norske arkitektbedrifter er Stavanger-bedriften Helen & Hard nominert til priser under World Architecture Festival, Amsterdam 28.–30. november 2018.

Seven Norwegian architecture companies have been nominated for a total of 15 awards at this year’s WAF in Amsterdam.

– I am thrilled to hear that there is great international interest in Norwegian architecture. To promote our architecture abroad has been an important task for this government. Norwegian architecture is based on the Norwegian model of society, and creates inclusive and sustainable buildings and environments. This acknowledgement shows that we are on the right path, says the Minister of Culture, Trine Skei Grande.

World Architecture Festival is an annual event and awards ceremony for architects from all over the world. The Norwegian projects are nominated in 11 of WAF’s 35 project categories, from master planning to villas, demonstrating the wide scope of current architecture practice in Norway.

– This is totally unprecedented and testifies to the great international interest in Norwegian architecture, says Tor Inge Hjemdal, CEO of Design and Architecture Norway.

The selection and final presentation of the awards will take place at the World Architecture Festival in Amsterdam from the 28th to the 30th November 2018.

A new export program for Norwegian architecture

Five out of seven nominated Norwegian companies are participating in the export program Architecture Go Global. The program is managed by Innovation Norway and Design and Architecture Norway and is an assignment from the Norwegian Ministry of Culture. Architecture Go Global is the first of its kind for architecture companies in Norway.

– We are especially proud of the five Architecture Go Global nominees. Norwegian architecture is of world class quality, and has tremendous international growth potential, says Anita Krohn Traaseth, CEO Innovation Norway.

The following nominees are participating in Architecture Go Global: Haugen/Zohar Architects, Helen & Hard, Lund Hagem Architects, Reiulf Ramstad Architects and Rodeo Architects.

The nominated companies

Haugen/Zohar Architects

Helen & Hard AS

Lund Hagem 

Lund Hagem and Atelier Oslo

  • Deichman Library, Oslo, Norway
    Nominated in the categories Culture – Future Projects and Glass Future Prize
    The project is designed in a 50/50 collaboration with Atelier Oslo

Reiulf Ramstad Architects 

Rodeo and Lala Oslo

  • Action plan for car free Oslo
    Nominated in the categories Infrastructure – Future Projects and Masterplanning – Future Projects
    The same project is nominated in the category Area Planning – Future Projects

Nordic office of Architecture 

CODE Architects 

About Architecture Go Global

Architecture Go Global is a program tailored to help Norwegian architecture companies focus on export and international markets. The program is a collaboration between the Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Innovation Norway and Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA) and aims to meet the challenges of the profession and improve competitiveness in international markets.