Register: APR/12/2019, Submit: APR/12/2019, Eligibility: Graduate students, graduates, professionals; individually, teams up to 5 members, Fee: Participants who waive the final prize 10 EUR (JAN/07 – APR/12/2019); individuals 20 EUR, teams 30 EUR (JAN/07 – FEB/27/2019); individuals 25 EUR, teams 40 EUR (FEB/28 – APR/12/2019), Awards: Winner: 1,000 EUR (excluding TAX), 3 top finalists: annual subscription to the Domus magazine in digital format; Honorable Mentions

Oslo, Norway, 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 archives will 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.

Oslo - Cultural Center for Norwegian Waterfront - site area



Site area: Oslo, Norway; surface: 2,900 m2

This is minimum mandatory equipment that can be supplemented by other functions at the discretion of the participants:

  • Hall: 100 m2
  • Auditorium: 500 seats
  • 2 Exhibition halls for temporary photographic exhibitions: 100 m2 each
  • 2 Laboratories (pictures and sculptures): 100 m2 each
  • Library: 300 m2
  • Coffee space: 200 m2
  • Technical room (water and electric machines): 100 m2
  • 1 Public WC/plan: 3 for men, 3 for woman, 1 for disabled
  • 4 Offices: 20 m2 each
  • Dressing room for staff: 50 m2
  • Green public area: free dimensions

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