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3RW - BRENDELAND & KRISTOFFERSEN - CODE HELEN & HARD - GISLE NATAAS - TOMMIE WILHELMSEN

ARCHITECTURAL EXHIBITION event presentation Promoted and organised by:

AGAF Association of Young Architect - Ferrara Address : via Colomba 13/d, 44100 , Ferrara, Italy - Fax: +39 0425769231 email: info@agaf.fe.it website: www.agaf.fe.it - Fiscal Code 93063990381

AGAF – Association of Young Architects - Ferrara Six original members, with shared values and objectives, established the no profit association, Young Architects of Ferrara district, in November 2004. The association main purpose is to promote the architectural culture development among young architects towards a number of events such as exhibitions, meetings and workshops; this organisation is founded on the belief that the knowledge and the study of “design schools” other than the Italian one, could contribute to enrich the common cultural heritage and open new horizons for architectural design.

AGAF contacts Arch. Andrea BOZ - Udine - I +39 3472478169 - andrea@4ad.it Arch. Simone MANTOVANI - Verona - I +39 347 2669646 - simone@4ad.it Arch. Michela RAVAGLIA - London - UK +44 7837337650 - mravagliauk@yahoo.com arch. Eugenia MIOLA - Padova - I +39 3495811958 - eugmiola@yahoo.it arch. Denis ZAGHI - Ferrara - I +39 3486946955 - anishgraphics@yahoo.it

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NEW NORWEGIAN ARCHITECTS

“NEW NORWEGIAN ARCHITECTS” EXHIBITION

THIS EXHIBITION is the first of a number of events that aim at promoting the knowledge and proposing topics of discussion about the new European generation of architects. Due to this, the will to address our attention to the North European Countries, particularly to Norway, where the attention is already focused on new young architects, who are writing an innovative page in recent architecture history. Coming from a consolidated tradition, sealed by the work of Sverre Fehn and carried on by the international success of Snøetta studio, Norwegian architecture is arousing more and more interest, contributing to keep the attention focused on northern Europe, as in recent years, when Dutch architecture was privileged. The aim of this itinerant exhibition, which will be held in Ferrara for two weeks, is to illustrate the main aspects of current Norwegian design. The six chosen firms are the ones which have best represented this cultural movement in recent years. Their projects comprise all planning aspects, from urban planning to single object design and embrace, often in a peculiar way, different fields such as the social and the environmental ones. The common denominator is a high quality architecture,somehow innovative and, above all, respectful towards both landscape and envirenment. The selected firms offered to activily take part in the event designing themselves the drawing layout. The selected firms, formed by architects slightly over 30, anyway under 40, are: 3RW arkitekter BRENDELAND & KRISTOFFERSEN CODE arkitektur AS HELEN & HARD NATAAS arkitektur TOMMIE WILHELMSEN Despite the young age, the selected firms are already well known to the international public, as they have been all decorated with several awards and recognitions both in their country and abroad; as they have been published and displayed in several exhibitions and they have represented Norway at the Biennale of Venice 2000 and 2006 and at the Taiwan Exposition 2005.

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NEW NORWEGIAN ARCHITECTS

PARTENERSHIPS The exhibition is in collaboration with:

NAL – Norwegian Architects Board NORSK FORM – Norwegian Foreign Office and Norwegian Embassy in Italy [who have offered, with no hesitation, their availability and professionalism to uphold this event, for its values and especially for the opportunity of a cultural exchange between their country and the ones where the exhibition will be hosted]

Ferrara Architects Board P.P.C. ArcDes – University of Ferrara

AGAF - Promoting Committee

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selected firms

NEW NORWEGIAN ARCHITECTS

NEW NORWEGIAN ARCHITECTS

FIRMS

3RW arkitekter Brendeland & Kristoffersen CODE arkitektur AS Helen & Hard Gisle Nataas Tommie Wilhelmsen

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3RW arkitekter Eirik Winter Astrup Haakon Rasmussen Sixten Rahlff Henning Frøndsal

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Espen Rahlff Jakob Røsvik Susanne Puchberger

The office 3RW architects was established in the fall 1999 as a young and independent office. Since then 3RW architects have been working with a wide variety of projects and clients. At the moment we are engaged in projects expanding from singular hous­ing in privat context, to consulting the Norwegian Ministry of Defence in developing new strategic concepts for their properties. The philosophy 3RW architects focuses on architecture as a tool for investigating social relation­ ships within our society. We consider ourselves as a network-orientated company since it is our opinion that creating architecture, creating the framework of a dy­namic socity, is too big a task to be handled inside an office of architecture alone. Therefore we engage in many cooperative projects along with artists, scientists, anthropologists, geographers, scenographers and writers, in order to be a proper participant in the discussion of our surroundings. All members of the office are also teaching at the Bergen School of Architecture, beside other schooles of architec­ture in Norway and abroad.

3RW architects have participated in the Venice Biennale 2001 and the Havanna Biennale 2001 beside other national exhibitions of contemporary architecture. Members of 3RW architects have recived the AR+D award, overall winner in the Ar­chitectural Review + D-Line Design price - 1999 and the Ruth & Ralph Erskine prize - 1997. AGAF [associazione giovani architetti di Ferrara] www.agaf.fe.it


3RW arkitekter

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[...]The merits The office is invited to exhibit in the Taiwanees pavilion at the Venice biennial this year with the project “Urban Farmer”.

The clients 3RW architects works for the road administration (developing concepts and de­signing viewpoints and tourist informations along two of the major tourist roads), the Norwegian Ministry of Defence (developing strategic concepts for their proper­ties), various local municipalities (designing public buildings and urban plans), the local cultural administration in Bergen (developing public showrooms and public places), private persons (developing housing in different scales), The english aid - organization (developing a new hospial in Nepal) and Bergen school of Architecture (production of courses and teaching). The people 3RW architects is located in Bergen, Norway and consists of 5 partners, all archi­tects: Sixten Rahlff (F), Espen Rahlff (D), Haakon R. Rasmussen (C), Jakob Røsvik (G), Eirik W. Astrup (B). The office also has two employed architects; Susanne Puch­berger (A) and Henning Frønsdal (E).

urbanistic plan - Bergen

Fjord Belvedere - Orneswingen

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BRENDELAND & KRISTOFFERSEN

www.bkark.no

Geir Brendeland

Olav Kristoffersen

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born 1973

Starting an office: The office was established in November 2002 in Trondheim after we won the first prize in the competition for the Svartlamoen housing project in Trondheim. In Norway, as in the rest of Europe, there are many obstacles to pass for young architects before they are allowed to design a building on their own. Winning this competition gave us the possibility to build. We quit our jobs, moved to Trondheim and set up our own office there. Design approach: 1. Close collaboration with all the persons involved in the building process: Client, engineers, researchers, authorities, public opinion, producers, contractor, craftsmen, etc. 2. Understanding of urban and social context. 3. Research driven design work. 4. Confronting the aesthetic of sustainable buildings. Projects: • Low cost sustainable appartment block at Svartlamoen in Trondheim. 1 prize competition. Completed April 2005. • Cabin. Invalidenstraße, Berlin. May 2005. • Housing for coal miner families on Svalbard. Ongoing. Construction starting autumn 2006. • Kindergarten at Svartlamoen in Trondheim. Ongoing. Construction starting autumn 2006. • Three villa projects. Ongoing. • Weekend residence for photographer. Ongoing. • Case study cabin. Prizes: Young Norwegian designers of the year 2005 Norwegian Architectural Association prize for young architects 2005 RIBA and Architectural Review Emerging Architecture Awards 2005. Commended project.

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BRENDELAND & KRISTOFFERSEN

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Project credits, Strandveien 37 Svartlamoen PROJECT NAME: Strandveien 37 LOCATION: Strandveien 37, Svartlamoen, Trondheim, Norway CLIENT: Svartlamoen housing trust TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1030m2 BUILDING COST (TOTAL AND PER SQ. FT.): 1660 €/m2 ARCHITECT: Brendeland & Kristoffersen arkitekter AS ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT TEAM: Geir Brendeland Olav Kristoffersen STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING: Nils Fjærvik, Reinertsen Engineering AS M/E/P ENGINEERS: Fire: Hege Tryggestad, COWI AS Electrical: Terje Dalheim, COWI AS Ventilation: Marit Fjær, COWI AS GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Stjern AS SUBCONTRACTORS/SUPPLIERS: Santner & Spiehs OEG, Austria. CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: Øyvind Trettøy LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: Brendeland & Kristoffersen arkitekter AS PHOTOGRAPHERS: Jeroen Musch Johan Fowelin Geir Brendeland

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CODE

arkitektur AS www.code.no

Bjarne Ringstad Gaute Stensrud Henning Kaland Ole Henrik Einejord Julian Lynghjem Code:Agenda Code is an architectural office based in Oslo, Norway. The office was founded in 97 and includes five principals; Bjarne Ringstad, Julian Lynghjem, Gaute Stensrud, Ole Einejord and Henning Kaland. Four of them are educated at Bergen School of Architecture (N) and one at Delft University (NL).

Youth Housing - Nesodden

Today, the office includes 11 architects and 1 graphic designer. The average age in the office is 33. The Code architects represents the upcoming generation of new Norwegian offices and has since its origin received several national and international awards for their work. The point of departure for the firm’s projects is a positive, non-judgmental approach to the present. Within their works lies a consciousness about the coexistence of factors such as landscaping, texture, culture, politics and economics. At the moment, Code has twelve architects. Projects are developed in a tight interdisciplinary, cross-cultural collaboration with a network of specialists from such diverse disciplines as construction, environmental protection, landscaping and project management as well as various technical fields.

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CODE

arkitektur AS www.code.no

Code has won a number of national and international architecture competitions. The portfolio includes private residences, office buildings, schools, hotels, helicopter bases and a number of urban development projects. Current ventures include residential housing in Bergen, Tromsø, Skedsmo, Hokksund and Oslo, and a cafeteria/mess hall for soldiers and noncommissioned officers at Madla in Stavanger. Code’s work has been shown at exhibits in Oslo, Hamburg, London and New York among other places. #1 We create: Our work includes a certain consciousness for culture, landscape, politics, regulations, economics, growth, erasure, textures, program-patterns and the coexistence of all the above. #2 We try to: Strengthen the possibility of converting obstacles into potentials and preselect the variety of forces that shall attack and formulate possible futures. Our methods in use tries to simplify and crystallize existing and generated complexity into operable strategies for development and architectural design. #3 We care: The programmatic ambition is to investigate and identify the complexity of any given or framed force that effects or defects the situation. To challenge any issue, topic or project we try to force visionary ideas with the reality and resistance of any existing site. #4 We integrate: As an additional program to improve the office we are continuously running several self initiated research projects networking supportive cultural domains. #5 We work: The span of work-approach range from major strategies for urban planning, to minor methods of opportunistic infiltration. It is essential that directions (concepts) are triggered by chosen site-specific forces, and that they represent contemporary interest for architectural program and conceptual design. We are constantly trying to be proactive according to summit and skills required for the effective realization of any solvable project.

Youth Housing - Oslo

Villa Snarøya

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Villa Cliffhanger


Helen & Hard Helene Stangeland

www.hha.no

Reinhard Alois Kropf

Helen & Hard was founded in 1996 by Architect Siv Helene Stangeland and Dipl. Ing. Reinhard Kropf. Today, the company has a youthful staff of 10 drawn from different countries. The firm works with interior design, architecture and urban design projects, and is located in Stavanger on the west coast of Norway. Methods and intentions In their work, H&H explore alternative operational and production methods by means of the appraisal and integration of local resources. This includes work within the timber building heritage as well as the specialized resource pools related to

Stavanger

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the offshore oil production industry in Stavanger. H&H are also interested in using this potential for form-generation and the self-organization inherent in the work process itself by, among other things,enhancing the degree of interaction with participating parties. In addition to the ecological and economic benefits of resource management, the driving force behind this emphasis is to put the prejudicial capital-based and bureaucratic control into perspective. In a “compost-modern� era, the architect is able to apply advanced recycling techniques by which products, knowledge and resources are redefined and transformed within new contexts. AGAF [associazione giovani architetti di Ferrara] www.agaf.fe.it


Helen & Hard

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Alloggi studenteschi- Mosvangen

Awards and publications: H&H has won the “Norsk Form” Award for Young Designers in 2001 and “The Award for Young Norwegian Architects” in 2004. Publications include international design magazines such as A+U, De Arcitect, Blueprint and Domus. In the fall of 2005 H&H had an exclusive exhibition in Galleri d´ Architecture in Paris. Major work Highlights of some of H&H`s projects are: A pair of dwelling houses in Stavanger’s citycenter (1), a cafe and bakery within the reuse of an old log-construction (2), a lodge on the Pulpit Rock in massive wood (3), the recycling of container-dwellings for workers into five flats and ateliers (4), new appartment blocks in Bjergsted (5) and a public square with the theme:“Offshore culture” in front of the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Fields of activity: offshore-culture - The synergetic exchange between the offshore oil industry and architecture. One of the most urgent challenges facing the Norwegian oil industry is the future recycling of its material and knowledge-related assets. H&H has worked on several recycling projects that has put structures now discarded by the oil industry into reuse. They are all studies about the possible relationships between the uniqueness of both the material and knowledge bases used in the offshore oil industry and its transfer value to architecture and urban development. SQUATTING -recycling and transforming existing buildings In several of our projects we convinced the client to recycle existing buildings instead of demolishing them. Preserving these ressources stipulates a method of liberation from the hierarchical posturing and valuation executed by the market and the historians of architecture. It is here that we begin to achieve the extended sensibility for the sometimes forgotten qualities of atmospheric complexity, vernacular expression, linguistic subtlety and research

Finns bakery

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Helen & Hard

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bi-products. These qualities become for us the raw material for transforming and recapturing existing structures into “enchanted material”. Process Design-new working processes and forms of interaction. These projects intend to leave the concept of identity and the ideal in order to explore the manifold issue of architecture as a relational space. In this space identities or visions never exist a priori but are constantly changing products of rhetoric and practical interaction among the parties involved. This heterogeneity opens up various possibilities of solutions which leads to more flexibility and sustainability in the designing process. Vernacular -re-interpretation and redesign of the wooden heritage center of Stavanger. Several of our realized projects in the heritage center of Stavanger have explored methods to both include and cross-fertilize specific local resources. We wished to free ourselves from the dichotomy of preservation concerns and the industrial-modernistic ideals of newness which have lead to both unreflected building demolition and city expansion. Rather, to think preservation and new development as an intertwined potential for architectural invention. Housing -development of new urban transformation areas. The challenge of several realized housing projects lay in developing robust and flexible design methods that allow

Svedrup Rise a Stavanger

us to draw on the intensive and highly pitched market situation, yet safeguards our creative “lebensraum”. With this in mind two development methods arise: The first is the massing, orientation and organization of the program in order to optimalize the living qualities of the habitat. The second is taping into the dreams, desires and passions of the involved elements. BIOTOP-sustainable methods and interventions in nature and the cultural landscape. This project group involves research and exploration within site specific sustainibility and a sensitivity for the architecture of the sourrounding landscape, biotops and climate. Unlike a traditional structure or discursive, this architecture will arise in dialogue with the habitat, to ‘live and breathe’ in response to its site. The intention in these projects is to blur the clear dichotomy between architecture and nature and explore a manifold interface between territorial identities and specific programmatic demands.

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GISLE NATAAS

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Born in Bergen (Norway) 31.01.1973. Education: Architect Bergen School of Architecture, 1999. The Royal Academy, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, 1997 Membership: National Association of Norwegian Architects (NAL)

2005 Resting area and viewing point at the foot of the Rondane mountains (Norway). Winning project in invited competition

NATAAS [arkitektur] is a young architectural collaboration/pracsis based in Oslo,Norway, and most of the project is created in a European network when new ways of collaboration is used in every project. The office was established as a parallel practice to an already established office in Oslo. NATAAS [arkitektur] was created as an opportunity to work intuitively and enthusiastically with problems concerning, and not relating to, architecture. NATAAS [arkitektur] works mainly with competitons and teaching. Several 2003-Bergen, scholarships have given an opportunity to work with architecture, as well as Mercato del pesce the process involved in approaching architecture. This is something which has AGAF [associazione giovani architetti di Ferrara] www.agaf.fe.it


GISLE NATAAS

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created a social and professional network. This network has made it possible to work with excellent partners all over Europe (Copenhagen, Venice, Reykjavik, Rome), where simple guidelines function as rules in the process of working. NATAAS [arkitektur] believes in the intuitive, the poetical, the light and the urban landscape/city. Work methods/projects are created in the meeting between words, drafts, technology and the workplace. In relation to the plans of the resting area and viewing point at the foot of the Rondane Mountains (Norway), NATAAS [arkitektur] has been working full time since January 2006. An architectual competition was won in 2005. 2001 -Urban housing in Teatergaten, Oslo Competition. 3. prize

2003-Bergen, Fishmarket Winning project in invited competition

2006-Bergen, Footbridge Restricted procedures international competition (Teamwork with 4AD - Italy)

2005 Belvedere autostradale nei monti Rondane

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TOMMIE WILHELMSEN

www.tommie-wilhelmsen.no

Cottage Hardange

Architect Tommie Wilhelmsen was born 1973 in Stavanger. He graduated in 2000 at the Bergen School of Architecture. In 2001 he set up his professional studio. The office is located in Stavanger, on the west coast of Norway. T. has been a part-time teacher at the Bergen Architecture School, since 2001 His first buildt projects are smal low-cost and selfbuild structures. The cabin in Hardangerfjorden (in partnership with Canadian Todd Saunders) and his own summercabin are both self-initiated and self-financed project. Workes now with the main focus on the residential typology.

Villa Viendelstien

Main buildt projects shown in exibition: - 2003: Cabin Hardanger fjord (Teamwork with Todd Saunders) - 2003: Cabin on Aaland, Finland. (Teamwork with Todd Saunders) - 2004: Own summercabin in parsellgarden Stavanger. (Self buildt)

Villa Hellearmen

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TOMMIE WILHELMSEN

Villa Joaalle

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LookOut Aurland

- 2005: Villa Hellearmen. - 2005: Lookout Aurland (Teamwork Todd Saunders) - 2005: Villa Joalle Under construction - 5 private houses under construction in the Stavanger erea in the spring of 2006.

Cabin P책 Aaland

Cottage in Kolonihagen

Cottage in Kolonihagen

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Graphics Boards

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Dimension board: ISO AO - 118.9x84.1 mm [on forex panels - th. 10 mm]

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Intro

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3RW arkitekter

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BRENDELAND & KRISTOFFERSEN

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BRENDELAND & KRISTOFFERSEN

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CODE

arkitektur AS www.code.no

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Helen & Hard

www.hha.no

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Helen & Hard

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GISLE NATAAS

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TOMMIE WILHELMSEN

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TOMMIE WILHELMSEN

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1st event

FERRARA EXHIBITION 19 - 30 MAY 2006 “Grotte del Boldini” - Ferrara via Previati 18 - [100m from Castello Estense]

The exhibition was presented to the public on Friday the 19th of May at 3p.m, at the Imbarcadero 2 exhibition room,c/o Castello Estense of Ferrara. opening conference Norwegian Ambassadress in Italy, S.E. Mrs. Eva Bugge ESPEN RAHLFF - 3RW arkitekter EIVIND NYGAARD - CODE arkitektur AS GISLE NATAAS - NATAAS arkitektur REINHARD A. KROPF - Helen & Hard prof. Gennaro Postiglione from University of Milan, prof. Gianluca Frediani from University of Ferrara, arch. Tom Wike from ØKaw AS Arkitekter MNAL - Oslo The exhibition opening with sound and vernissage taked place Friday the 19th of May at 6.30p.m. c/o “Grotte del Boldini”.

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SNAPSHOT

Opening Conference

ESPEN RAHLFF - 3RW

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TOM WIKE


SNAPSHOT

Exhibition Opening

DENIS ZAGHI - Agaf S.E. EVA BUGGE n. Ambassadress in Italy TOM WIKE

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NNA New Norwegian Architects  

It's the catalog of Exhibition by AGAF, Young Architects Association of Ferrara about Norwegian Architects under 40

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