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Match the scheme with the starchitect: Oslo

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Astragal loves a game of ‘Guess who?’ and has spent the last few evenings trying to pin the name on the design in the two international contests running side-by-side in Oslo, Norway

The competitions in question are for the new Edvard Munch/Stenersen museum and the neighbouring Diechmanske main library on the Norwegian capital’s waterfront.

Could this be Zaha Hadid’s work (click link - and see below)?

Hadid's Oslo Munch/Stenersen entry?

Zaha’s Oslo Munch/Stenersen entry?

Is this Tony Fretton?

The Foreign Office Architects effort?

Join in by looking at the full list of all the invited and pre-qualfied architects vying to win the two projects (below). Readers ‘spots’ always gratefully received.


Munch-museum and Stenersen museum – invited architects:

  • Tadao Ando - Japan
  • Zaha Hadid Architects - UK
  • Abalos Herreros Arquitectos - Spain
  • Foreign Office - Spain/UK
  • Tony Fretton Architects - UK
  • Gigon/ Guyer Architekten - Switzerland
  • REX Architects - USA
  • Henning Larsen Tegnestue - Denmark
  • Kristin Jarmund Arkitekter - Norway
  • CODE Arkitektur - Norway

Munch-museum and Stenersen museum – prequalified architects:

  • NONAME 29 – Spain
  • Heneghan Peng Architects – Ireland
  • Nieto Sobejano – Spain
  • Diller Scofido Renfro – USA
  • Kengo Kuma Associates – Japan/ France
  • ALA – Finland
  • Christ Gantenbein Architects og Lie Øyen Arkitekter – Switzerland / Norway
  • Sauerbruch Hutton – Germany
  • Ghilardi Hellsten Arkitekter – Norway
  • Manuelle Gautrand Architecture – France

Deichmanske main library – invited architects:

  • Toyo Ito – Japan
  • Xaveer de Geyter Architects – Belgium
  • Wiel Arets Architects – Netherlands
  • Lacaton Vassal Architectes – France
  • Smidt Hammer Lassen – Denmark
  • David Chipperfield Architects – UK, Local architect: DivA Architects - Norway
  • Behnisch Architekten – Germany
  • LAR/ Fernando Romero – Mexico
  • Snøhetta – Norway
  • A-lab – Norway

Deichmanske main library – prequalified architects:

  • Allmann Sattler Wappner Architekten – Germany
  • Morger Dettli Architekten – Switzerland
  • SeARCH – Netherlands
  • Sou Fujimoto, Adept – Japan / Denmark
  • Lund Hagem Arkitekter, Atelier Oslo – Norway
  • Team 3 AS – Jensen Skodvin Arkitektkontor AS, Arne Henriksen Arkitekter
  • AS, Arkitekt Carl Viggo Hølmebakk – Norway
  • Plasma Studio – Argentina/ Germany / UK/ Italy
  • 70* nord og Dahl og Uhre Arkitekter – Norway
  • Lundgaard Tranberg Arkitekter AS – Denmark
  • Kister Scheithauer Gross Architekten und stadtplaner – Germany

Postscript - winners (April 2009)

Munch-museum and Stenersen museum

First Prize - Abalos Herreros Arquitectos - Spain

Deichmanske main library

First Prize - Lund Hagem Arkitekter, Atelier Oslo – Norway







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  • Heneghan Peng are based in Ireland, Astragal

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