Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: International Call for Intervention Strategies

We invites architects and other profes- sionals from around the world to engage in a debate concerning our changing condition of belonging and the contemporary transformation of residence.

Category Project Competition
Type International, Project, Eol, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Housing
Country Oslo, Norway
RegDeadline 23 November 2015 GoogleCal iCal
23 November 2015 (via Online)
Eligibility All

The Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016: After Belonging invites architects and other professionals from around the world to engage in a debate concerning our changing condition of belonging and the contemporary transformation of residence. This open international call seeks intervention strategies for five different sites located in the Nordic region. The list of sites includes:
- Asylum and Shelter Provision in Torshov, Oslo
- Border Definition in Oslo Airport Gardermoen
- Resource Negotiations in Kirkenes
- Transnational Neighborhoods in Tensta, Stockholm
- Home Sharing Platforms in Copenhagen
These sites, as nodes within wider networks, encapsulate questions associated with the global transformation of belonging. Interventions should speculate on the architectures associated to the particularities of each site, and can range from spatial strategies, typological variations, and material prototypes to digital platforms and legal propositions, among many others. They can be developed as built structures, 1:1 tests, scale models, and representations for public debate.
One intervention strategy will be selected for each site and will be developed over one year, from the announcement of results in January 2016, to the closing of the Triennale in December 2016. The selected interventions will be displayed at the After Belonging: In Residence exhibition in the National Museum—Architecture in Oslo. They will also be discussed in a public event throughout the Triennale, and included in a publication to be released in 2017.
The In Residence program seeks to engage with specific sites, including their opportunities and problematics. The intervention strategies should define the protocols to develop this engagement, as well as ways to incorporate local agents and audiences.

Thomas Keenan (Director, Human Rights Program, New York)
Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Principal, Territorial Agency, London)
Yashar Hanstad (TYIN Tengstue Architects,Trondheim)
Representing OAT: Nina Berre (Director, National Museum—Architecture, Oslo)
Representing the curatorial team: A member of the After Belonging Agency (New York/Rotterdam)

The Triennale will provide a prize of NOK 150,000- (this amount is subject to taxes) for each intervention strategy.
This allocated budget includes:
- Fees and resources for the project development and production.
- Travel and accommodation for site visits necessary for the development of the intervention.
- Preparation of documentation and production of content for the exhibition and publication.
- Development of the local public platform, in collaboration with local partners.

Entry Fee

5 DIN-A3 of graphic material with a maxi- mum of 1200-word text
2 DIN-A3 with maximum of 800-word text and graphic material
A CALENDAR for the development of the work protocol [1 DIN A-3]
A description of the candidate’s PROFILE [2 DIN A-3]

The announcement of results: January 2016

Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT)

Official Website