Neighbourhood Index

An online catalogue of neighbourhood projects, practices and perspectives


Through an International Open Call the Triennale received almost 400 submissions from around the world. Six were selected for exhibition in Oslo during the 2022 Oslo Architecture Triennale. The rest are gathered in a rich online neighbourhood library.

Published 20.06.22

The intention of the index is to share projects, practices and perspectives that contribute to better neighbourhoods, aiming to show visionary ideas and examples on how to form better neighbourhoods: What are the practical, architectural, and social features of good neighbourhoods? How can we share more at a neighbourhood scale? How can new urban areas become more diverse and socially and environmentally sustainable?


Stephanie Davidson / DAVIDSON RAFAILIDIS' project a fence and a ladder: subversive acts of urbanism at home recieved an honourable mention. Photo: Stephanie Davidson

The index highlights both urban form – the physical planning and design of neighbourhoods – and the community life at a neighbourhood scale: the content of the built environment. The index thus features both practical and systemic reflections, small-scale interventions and master plans, physical and social projects.

Nytt freie mitte

Freie Mitte by StudioVlayStreeruwitz made a wild habitat in an abandoned site in the midst of Vienna, Austria into a public space, pushing new development to the edge of the site. The project was selected for exhibition. Photo: StudioVlayStreeruwitz.


The Open Call jury consisted of Matevž Čelik (founder and program director, LINA), Camilla van Deurs (City Architect of Copenhagen), Francesco Garutti, curator at the Canadian Centre for Architecture), Jenny B. Osuldsen, partner Snøhetta, professor landscape architecture NMBU) and, as the jury lead, or own Director and Chief curator, Christian Pagh.

Camilla van Deurs photo PR Nils Hartmann

Copenhagen's City Architect Camilla van Deurs was one of the jury members. Photo: Nils Hartmann

Receiving 383 complete submissions from architects, planners, urban practitioners, academics, artists, activists and others from around the world, the international jury had a hard time choosing six submissions for exhibition at the Triennale 2022, as well as seven honourable mentions.

Selected for exhibition

The following six projects were selected for exhibition:

Receiving honourable mention were the seven projects of 50/50: “A Microcity within a Metropolis” or, “How to share a living in a neighborhood?”, STEPS Eco-Village Transitional Housing, Frizz23 – Germany’s first Baugruppe co-operative for cultural commercial space, Keelung Sino-French War Memorial Compound public space, Transformative Densification, The Phoenix Project, and a fence and a ladder: subversive acts of everyday urbanism at home.

Check out the whole Neighbourhood Index here, and browse through the almost 400 different submissions from all over the world: