Architecture Exhibitions International

National Museum of Art Architecture and Design Oslo

A Place to Be
Contemporary Norwegian Architecture 2011–2016

Jun 9–Nov 19, 2017
The Isle, Oslo, 2013. © Photograph Pfelder

Between conservation and renewal

What characterises Norwegian architecture today? For several decades now, new architecture in Norway has been typified by a sensitive integration with nature, an interest in the use of traditional and sustainable materials, and an emphasis on spatial and tactile qualities rather than spectacular visual effects. Are these characteristics also true of Norwegian architecture over the past five years? The exhibition presents new trends and developments, including younger architects with a clear sense of social responsibility and a heightened interest in public space. The exhibition is the eighth presentation of contemporary Norwegian architecture since the founding of the Norwegian Museum of Architecture in 1975.