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Meet the three young European practices that will contribute to the Oslo Architecture Triennale in 2024

Published 11.04.24

Being a member of the European architecture platform LINA, the Triennale along with almost 30 other prominent cultural organisations and institutions in the network, provide an international platform for knowledge exchange for young and emerging voices within the field of architecture. Each year LINA organises a public programme dedicated to fostering change in architecture, encouraging practices that are more sustainable, circular, and environmentally aware.

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The European architecture platform LINA is a network of 27 architectural museums, universities, research networks, foundations, triennials, biennials, and other European architectural organisations.

For this new cycle of collaborations in 2024, the Triennale has invited three young creative teams from around Europe to develop and produce short films and to travel to Oslo to discuss the connection between nature and neighbourhoods, as part of the warm-up programme towards the next edition of the Oslo Architecture Triennale in 2025. Working with specific cases from their own local context, the different teams will inquire and reflect upon strategies, situations or actions which contribute to trigger transformation and positive change for the local contexts and communities.

The selected Lina Fellows in 2024 are Baukreisel, Foil&Soil Mishmash and Studio ACTE.


Photo: Baukreisel

Baukreisel is an interdisciplinary collective of architects, engineers, political and social scientists, economists, and lawyers.  The organization is dedicated to maximizing reuse of existing building materials through research of scalable reuse processes, as well as through designing with reused materials in the architectural practice – confronting and challenging the material and immaterial damage of current building practices. In addition, Baukreisel is also sharing and drawing attention to this knowledge through teaching and creative activism, advocating for a fundamental reorientation of the building industry by re-evaluating and critically questioning existing linear processes, at the same time aiming to create a new sense of beauty.

Baukreisel aims to preserve both the material energy – hence resources and CO2 emitting materials – as well as the creative energy – building culture and design practices – encapsulated in existing buildings. 

Founded by Magdalena Gorecka and Magdalena Skowyra, Foil&SoilMishmash is a post-plastic lab that challenges the understanding of materials and re-imagines their development and applications on different scales. The lab serves as a bridge connecting material science, current technologies, and urban planning.

Magdalena Gorecka, an architect and urbanist, operates between Poland, Austria, Ghana and Liberia focusing on research, design and teaching. She explores spatial strategies using unconventional materials in marginalized European and Sub-Saharan settings. Currently, Magdalena teaches at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and conducts research grant collaborating with United Nations in Liberia.

Magdalena Skowyra, based in Copenhagen, is a chemical and medical physics. Having completed her PhD at the Department of Health Technology, Technical University of Denmark, she is a PostDoc at the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Danish Polymer Center Group. Magdalena's expertise lies in the fields of material science and polymer chemistry, with a strong focus on new materials design.

Studio ACTE

Photo: Studio ACTE

Studio ACTE is a Franco-Dutch architecture studio founded by Estelle Barriol in Rotterdam (2020). Studio ACTE focuses on exploring resilient architectures inspired by vernacular systems, emphasizing low-tech and geo-sourced designs based on reuse materials. Involving small and large-scale projects, material research, collective process and self-building, their work tends to look for possible applied solutions to address the depletion of resources and the fragility of ecosystems. Through a Design and Build method driven by experimentation, Studio ACTE rethinks the act of building from reuse, people and culture.

While focusing on details and assemblies involving local know-how, the studio believes in regenerative practices inviting craftsmanship and aesthetics as an equation towards sustainability.

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