Oslo Architecture Triennale 2003: Visions for the capital

9–19 October 2003

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MMW sivilarkitekter MNAL AS, «Larven» (pavilion). Photo: Martin Adolfsson

The 2nd edition of the Oslo Architecure Triennale focused on the capital city.

Through conferences, exhibitions and projects, the Triennale aimed to encourage debate about the development of the city of Oslo, and discussing both old and new vision for the capital. The Triennale addressed key issues and questions about the urban development of the capital and the ongoing development processes.

To ignite the debate, three architecture practices, Helen & Hard, DARK AS og Plan B, were invited to propose visionary projects for the Oslo region, its development and planning procedures. The results were presented at the Triennale conference and the Triennale exhibition. MMW architects were engaged to develop a pavilion. The result was the pavilion “Larven”, situated at Rådhusplassen in Oslo.

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MMW sivilarkitekter MNAL AS, «Larven» (pavilion). Photo: Knut Bry


Oslo Architecture Triennale 2003 was organized by the National Association of Norwegian Architects. Contributors and co-producers were Norsk Form, Bolig og byplanforeningen, Byantikvaren, OAF, NIL, NLA, AHO, Galleri ROM, Arkitekturmuseet, kulturbåten Innvik and A-track.

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