May 11, 2015
Saturday 9th of May we participated to the Holmenkollstafetten Race in Oslo and we are the best architecture firm this year!
Among 1695 teams SPACEGROUP + SUPERUNION was the fastest architecture team on 166th place!
January 26, 2015
Fra januar 2015 er Floire Nathanael Daub blitt partner i SPACEGROUP COMPANY AS.
Etter en vellykket restrukturering som innebærer ny eier- og ledelsesstruktur er SPACEGROUP rigget for å realisere sin omfattende prosjektportofolio i Skandinavia. SPACEGROUP vil fremover i større grad satse på knutepunkter og byutvikling i InterCity triangelet og mellom de skandinaviske hovedstedene, hvor det de nærmeste årene vil finne sted en historisk satsning på jernbaneutbygging.
I SPACEGROUP vil Floire blant annet ha ansvaret for å utvikle Skandinavias ledende planmiljø for design og implementering av Stasjonsbyene som gjør det mulig å nå nasjonale og lokale målsetninger om å dekarbonisere både transport og byutviklingen, som per dags dato står mesteparten av Skandinavias CO2 utslipp.
Floire har ledet en rekke tverrfaglige prosjektteam både i offentlig og privat sektor knyttet til mobilitet, byutvikling og løsninger for lavkarbonsamfunnet. Siden høsten 2011 har han ledet EU-prosjektet "The Scandinavian 8 Million City". Prosjektet har hatt 14 byer og regioner på strekningen Oslo-København som partnere. Oppdraget har vært å utrede organiserings og finansieringsløsninger for høyhastighetstogforbindelse mellom Oslo-Gøteborg-København, og få på plass et statlig plansamarbeid mellom Norge og Sverige. Prosjektet bygger videre på «7 millionersbyen» et begrep som ble lansert av SPACEGROUP i 2002 for å forklare endringen i avstand/tid og hvordan landskapet komprimeres som følge av høyhastighetstog.
For mer informasjon kontakt Gary Bates, Administrerende direktør, 906 92 896
January 18, 2015
SPACEGROUP Company gir på vegne av URBAN SEA AS melding iht. plan- og bygningslovens §12-8 om at følgende reguleringsarbeid er satt i gang:
Detaljregulering for kvartal A6 Sandnes Indre Havn, Sandnes kommune, gnr 111 / bnr 253, Plan 2009316-03.
Formålet med detaljreguleringen er å legge til rette for kombinerte formål som: kontor, tjenesteyting, forretning og bolig.
Planområdet er i kommuneplan for Sandnes 2011-2015, og i områdeplanen for Sandnes Indre Havn plan 2009 116 regulert til «senterområde». Detaljreguleringen er i samsvar med områdeplan 2009 116. Detaljplanen faller ikke inn under krav til konsekvensutredning.
Forslag til plangrense ligger vedlagt.
Eventuelle merknader eller kommentarer kan sendes til SPACEGROUP Company, Industrigata 36, 0357 Oslo, eller per e-post: firstname.lastname@example.org innen 13.februar 2015.
Se vedlegg for utfyllende detajler.
November 28, 2014
On the 23rd of October the Diagonalen - named Jenny Hemstads Gate - opened at Aker Brygge. This coincides with the completed refurbishment of the historical Verkstedhallen and Maskinhallen.
Aker Brygge has been a leading business and commercial center in Oslo for almost 25 years. The typology is unique not only on a national level, but even internationally Aker Brygge is renowned as a preeminent example among waterfront commercial developments. A generator for transformation of the Oslo West waterfront, Aker Brygge is now flanked by the new Tjuvholmen development, and awaits a major cultural injection on Vestbanen. Filipstad stands next in line, poised to profit from the new waterfront expansion, and specifically tapping into the CBD quality of Aker Brygge.
Design: Space Group/ Ghilardi & Hellsten
November 28, 2014
Last week Gary was in Mumbai at the Academy of Architecture leading an intensive workshop investigating strategies for housing in the amazing city of Mumbai. The team of mentors included Nirmal Kulkarni from Delhi and our good friend Abhijit Mandrekar. Thanks to the students who did an amazing job, to the Principal I/C Professor Rohit Shinkre and all the faculty at the Academy. It was an unforgetable experience!
November 28, 2014
Forms of Freedom: African Independence and Nordic Models
The liberation of Tanzania, Kenya, and Zambia in the 1960s coincided with the founding of development aid in the Nordic countries, where there was widespread belief that the social democratic model could be exported, translated, and used for nation-building, modernization, and welfare. The leaders of the new states, for their part, wanted partners without a murky colonial past and looked to emulate the progressive results achieved by the Nordic welfare states after WWII. The Nordic social democracies and the new African states established solid bonds built on a mutual belief in progress. During a few intense years until 1980, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish architects contributed to a rapid process of modernization in this part of Africa. The exhibition explores a scope and quality of some of the architectural manifestations that has not previously been collected, documented or exhibited.
“Forms of Freedom: African Independence and Nordic Models” revolves around two concepts that are both dichotomous and overlapping. Building freedom, on the one hand, denotes a structural nation-building that used master plans for cities and regions, prototypes and prefabricated systems for education and health centres, and buildings and infrastructure for industrial expansion and state bureaucracy. The first pan-Nordic aid collaboration, the Nordic Tanganyika Project, is an example. In 1963, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark signed an agreement with Tanganyika to develop a multi-institutional centre for rural health, education, and agriculture. As a decentralizing and modernizing initiative, the facility became a prototype that President Julius Nyere wanted to reduplicate all over Tanzania, Tanganyika’s successor state.
Finding freedom, conversely, denotes the modernist, experimental free area that emerged from the encounter between Nordic aid and African nation-building. The opportunity to develop progressive ideas could lead to architectural solutions on a par with the international avant-garde. Paradoxically, such idiosyncratic, expansive forms of governmentally funded architecture were more difficult to create in the Nordic countries themselves, given the limitations of the social democratic frameworks. Karl Henrik Nøstvik, one of the few architects of the era whose archives remain intact, was among the first group of experts sent to Kenya in 1965 as part of the aid package. Employed by the Kenyan government, Nøstvik was commissioned to design the country’s first government building, now Kenyatta International Conference Centre (1966–73). This building was East Africa’s tallest building until the late 1990s, and remains a national icon of independent, modern Kenya.
The Nordic social democracies and the new African states established solid bonds built on a mutual belief in progress. During a few intense years until 1980, Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish architects contributed to a rapid process of modernization in this part of Africa. The exhibition explores a scope and quality of some of the architectural manifestations that has not previously been collected, documented or exhibited.
Commisioner: The National Musuem of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway
Curator: Nina Berre
Deputy Curator: Gro Bonesmo
Exhibition Architect: Space Group
Photography by Mette Tronvoll, Iwan Baan, and David Keith Jones
Graphic Design: Irma Boom Office
November 28, 2014
In April of this year, WE won the invited competition for the development of Sandnes Waterfront Area Masterplan. A private developer has recently purchased the site and will soon start the detailed regulation planning for the area. The scheme proposes 24.000 m2 of housing, 8500 m2 of shops, and 11.000 m2 of offices.
November 28, 2014
On November 2nd 2014 Clarion Hotel Trondheim took over Trip Advisors 1st Place of best hotels in Trondheim! Congratulations
November 28, 2014
Ståle Rød tar et oppgjør med rådgiverne
- Våre erfaringer med rådgiverne er at det er alt for store variasjoner. Dårlige råd kan føre til store problemer i mange prosjekter – og dessverre er det alt for mange dårlige råd som får store samfunnsmessige konsekvenser, sa adm. dir. Ståle Rød i Skanska Norge på RIFs Høstmøte tirsdag.
Stale Rød confronts consultants
- Our experiences with advisers is that there are too large variations. Bad consultancy can lead to major problems in many projects - and unfortunately there is too much poor advice that gives major social consequences, said General. Dir. Stale Rød Skanska Norway on RIFs Autumn Meeting Tuesday.
For full article: http://www.bygg.no/article/1217292
March 28, 2014
Panel debate: Gary Bates, Johanne Borthne, Joakim Skajaa and Hans Martin F. Halleraker. Debate moderated by Kosha Ahmadi and Astrid Fadnes
March 13, 2014
The exhibition at the Nordic Pavilion has been titled FORMS OF FREEDOM: African Independence and Nordic Models. The exhibition will explore and document how modern Nordic architecture was an integral part of Nordic aid to East Africa in the 1960s and 1970s. The resulting architecture is of a scope and quality that has not previously been comprehensively studied or exhibited.
February 24, 2014
Nedregate Culture District review by Gaute Brochmann in Morgenbladet #7 2014
January 6, 2014
Space Group has been teaching a studio at Oslo School of Architecture (AHO) this fall called 'Recycling Oslo'.
Lately in Oslo most focus has been on the fjord city and creating new icons. The studio aimed to investigate how we can release the potential in what already exists.
The building mass in Norway is renewed at a mere 1 % per year. This means that 70 % of the buildings we occupy in 30 years are already built. The performance of these structures represents a substantial part of the equation if we are to reach the national goal of a 50 % reduction of energy consumption in buildings within 2040.
By sampling the 70 % that defines the ‘constant’ city, identifying the forgotten, vacant, and obsolete building mass, we want to create a manual for the continuous re-cycling of the city, investigating potentials for re-inventing, re-programming and re-vitalizing the urban fabric.
Some of the projects from the studio were published in Aftenposten newspaper.
April 5, 2013
Space Group is one of four finalists of 26 entries in the international competition Nordic Built Challenge for Postgirobygget, an existing high-rise building in Oslo.
Nordic Built Challenge aims to identify good ideas for how buildings can be transformed in a sustainable, innovative and cost-effective manner.
Space Group has teamed up with BollingerGrohmann + Florian Kosche AS og AJL Engineers.
The selected projets will now move on to phase two, where the proposals will be developed together with the client, Entra Eiendom AS. The final winner will be selected in September.