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Calling Registrations: New Cultural Center for Norwegian Waterfront in Oslo

Norway Architecture News - Jan 09, 2019 - 02:42   8105 views

Calling Registrations: New Cultural Center for Norwegian Waterfront in Oslo

STaRT, a platform for recearch of architecture, has launched #OSLOCALL, a contest of ideas for to project a new Cultural Center on waterfront of norwegian capital. The competition will select projects that will propose innovative solution and an excellent capacity of integration to the site.

Oslo is a unique place in perfect balance between architecture and nature: green landscapes, first among all the Fjords, make this one of the greenest cities in Europe. Great explorers have started to conquer extreme peaks but there are also artistic personalities, Munch and Viegeland, that have characterized Norwegian history. History and tradition are mixed with instances of contemporary design: Astrup Feornley Museu, Operahuslet, Barcode district, are just some of the architectures that have given a new image to the urban waterfront. In this area of interesting ferment we want to imagine the Oslo Cultural Center, a contemporary sign in a district that with the Forsvartmuseet and the Nasjonallmuseet of Arkitektur has become a small cultural citadel. Auditorium, exhibition halls and photographic archiveswill be part of a new building in which events and performances will allow the local community to share experiences of historical-cultural value. A place for culture that gives continuity to the already started territorial development program.

Who can participate

There is no limit for the competition. I allowed to contest all those who want to deal with the theme proposed, whatever their country of origin. There are no age limits, can enroll graduate students, graduates or professionals. You can participate as an individual or as a group (max 5 components). In the second case it is necessary to elect a leader to have a contact person to which official communications. Each participant may submit only one project and not be part of more than one grouping. All competitors have the same rights and must fulfill the same obligations. Groups can be mixed or use more professional, they may be made simultaneously by graduate and undergraduate students.

Entry process

Registration is open until the last day of delivery processed 12th of April 2019.

The registration procedures are as follows:

Ordinary entry: from 07th of January – 27th of February the fee entry is of 30,00 eurosfor team (regardless of the number of competitors) and 20,00 eurosif the participant is unique.

Extraordinary entry :from 28th of February – 12th of April the fee entry is of 40,00 eurosfor team (regardless of the number of competitors) and 25,00 eurosif the participant is unique.

Free entry: For those who want to take part in the contest by renouncing the final prize the participation fee is of 10,00 euros. The entry is valid for the entire duration of the contest (14thof January  - 12 th of April).

There are no refunds in any circumstances.  Sending the registration fee you accept every point of this regulation.

Those taking part in this competition are entitled to a 50% reduction, excluded the participants with FREE ENTRY, for the entry in #GENOVACALL, contest launched by the platform.

The methods of payment are the following:

-PayPal: You can submit your entry fee by referring to the [email protected].

-Bank Transfer:For those wishing to pay by bank transfer can write to the email [email protected] and ask specific about the bank.

FAQ: For some questions you can write us before 31th of March at: [email protected]

The official languages of the competition are: English, Italian, Spanish.

Download & Program

Following the payment, we must send the payment receipt and the model A to email [email protected]. Only after this will send and area photos (no high-resolution images because it shouldn’t uses for rendering) and reference dwg plan in 2D format. It is forbidden to use a different plan than the one provided. Since this is a competition of ideas cannot find any reference to building restrictions do not constrain the work of competitors.

Functional specifications (minimum mandatory equipment that can be supplemented by other functions at the discretion of the participants):

Hall: 100 mq + Auditorium:500 posti + 2 Exhibition halls for temporary photographic exhibitions:100 mq for each one + 2 Laboratory (picture and sculpture):100 mq for each one+ Bibliotech: 300 mq + Coffee space: 200 mq + Technical room (for water and electric machines) 100 mq + 1 public WC for plan: 3 for man, 3 for woman, 1 for inhables + 4 Offices:20 mq cadauno + Dressing room for staff:50 mq + Green public area: free dimension.

There is no limits of height for the new building and it is possible to design underground spaces.

Project Area

Site: Oslo, Norway, Vippetangkaia

Surface: 2900 mq

Calling Registrations: New Cultural Center for Norwegian Waterfront in Oslo

Drawing & Deadlines

The files in digital format must be sent in a single moment, with each title in the alphanumeric code chosen at the discretion of the participants, by 23:59 (norvegian timetable) on 12THof April 2019to the email [email protected]; if the files exceed the capacity email you can use WeTransfer service to send its. Following the delivery the file cannot be re-submitted; in this case the participant will be excluded from the contest. This is part of the competition documentation:

-Model A: Attached to this announcement and to be delivered in .pdf format after payment of the registration fee, to receive the material, and the delivery of the final project. In addition to it you have to resend the payment receipt.

-Project Table: A digital file format A0 and drawn horizontally. It should be delivered in .jpg format with a resolution not exceeding 150 dpi. Anyone can decide how to draw up their work by inserting the elaborate plans, sections, three-dimensional reconstructions, render etc. The thesis project must contain at the top right an alphanumeric identifier(max 6 units) that each participant will choose freely.

-Relation of project: A folder A4 Word format, maximum 4000 characters including spaces, where not inserted images or graphics design. Internally they are described reasons formal and functional characterization of most of the proposal. In the header you must insert the alphanumeric code.


The jury of contest is it:


Evaluation criteria:

Integration context: 1-3 points - Formal and functional choices:1-3 points- Project communication: 1-3 points

The results will be publish not later thanil29th of April 2019. The work of the jury is incontestable. Besides the winners and the eventual mentioned works, the rest of the participants will be consider tied.

The attestate of participationcan be requested within 60 days from the announcement of the winners.

Awards & Results

The winners will be announced on the website of the Association no later than the date of 29thof April 2019. Two different rankings will be drawn up.

The first rankingfor partivipant with Ordinary and Extraordinary Entry the the prizes are this:

#The winner will receive a prize of 1000,00 euro (excluding TAX).

#Top three finishers will have an annual subscription to the DOMUS magazine in digital format.

#The winners and mentioned might take part for life at all our future competitions that we will propose on our portal.

The second ranking, intended for participants with Free Entry, provides for the identification of a unique winning project (which is not entitled to any cash prize) which will be recognized an annual subscription to the magazine DOMUS in digital format.

Read more information about the competition, please visit STaRT.

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