Norwegian Urbanism (AHO research group) NO

Halvor Weider Ellefsen / Fredrik van der Horst / Marja Folde

Halvor Weider Ellefsen, Fredrik van der Horst and Marja Folde are a part of the exhibition Mission Neighbourhood – (Re)forming communities with the project The Peripheral Neighbourhood.

The AHO research group Norwegian Urbanism explores the specificities of the Norwegian urban condition, framed within an European discourse of urban- and landscape form. Trough in-dept case studies and close collaboration with private and public stakeholders, the group bridges academic research, education and disciplinary practice, with a particular focus on replanning, transformation and strategic, urban projects. Currently, the group collaborates with Bærum municipality, where 85 architecture- and landscape students from AHO explores the urbanism of peripheral neighbourhoods.

Marja Skotheim Folde. Architect, master in urbanism

Marja is teaching urbanism and landscape urbanism at AHO. She studied architecture in Spain and worked within landscape and urbanism in the research group Laboratorio de urbanismo y ordenacion del territorio de Granada, at the university of Granada. She has extensive experience from both public and private sector planning projects, both in Skien and through the Oslo based office Alt.Arkitektur. Beside her work at AHO, she leads the Norwegian Assosiation on Planning and Urbanism (Norsk bolig- og byplanforening). Marjas field of interest is strategic planning and the urban project.

Halvor Weider Ellefsen, Architect mnal, Associate Professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.

Halvor received his Master in architecture from KADK in Copenhagen, and his PhD from AHO in Oslo. Halvor is currently responsible for the joint architecture and landscape architecture studio GK5 at AHO, focusing on strategic planning and urban morphology in collaboration with Norwegian municipalities, linking teaching with academic research on urban form. Through his Office Studio Ellefsen, he is involved in multiple urban development projects on different scales, focusing on the re-planning of Norwegian towns and territories.

Fredrik van der Horst, Diploma-student. Landscape AHO

Fredrik is diploma-student in landscapearchitecture at AHO. His Diploma is about infrastructures and landscape as urban projects. He is first generation landscape architects who has started bachelor in landscape at AHO, where ecology and urbanism as well as the use of form as a tool to restructure the city and territory plays a role.

Halvor Fredrik Marja