Manmade environment

MANMADE ENVIRONMENT is the main exhibition during the 4th Oslo Architecture Triennale

Venue: DogA, Hausmannsgate 16

Opening event: 23. Sept kl. 19.00

Exhibitionperiod: 23. Sept- 21. Nov

Contact person: Matti Lucie Arentz, Norsk Form

Through projects from the Nordic countries, the exhibition, MANMADE ENVIRONMENTdemonstrates that landscape architecture is about so much more than aesthetics.Used strategically it can supply sustainable solutions, promote health and improve living conditions for people in both urban and rural areas.

MANMADE ENVIRONMENT highlights the important role of landscape architecture in sustainable urban development and large scale planning. It brings attention to the importance of finding alternative, interdisciplinary planning methods; strategies that emphasize conscious use of natural resources and combine new expertise and technology with awareness of local conditions, culture and identity.

Today’s landscape architects work with everything from major regional projects to urban developments that include industrialized, commercial, institutional, recreational and residential environments. The holistic, gradual and strategic methods and processes of the field are based on the understanding of natural systems and their interactions with human activities. Contemporary landscapes are responsive to the environment and regenerative. They lower carbon emissions, clean the air and water, increase energy efficiency, restore habitats, promote solutions that utilize or protect inherent potentials and create value through significant economic, social improvements.

The exhibition showcases examples that illustrate these important developments and emerging tendencies in the landscape architecture discourse. A long-term and close collaboration between the Nordic institutions and their respective curators has resulted in a diverse collection of projects. Dealing with both common and locally specific Nordic challenges such as large-scale urban transformations, user involvement, rehabilitation of areas with changed function, development of new infrastructure and resetting or preservation of natural landscapes, the 26 selected projects integrate political thinking with ecological reality and put governmental decision-making into practice.

MANMADE ENVIRONMENT is a collaboration between Danish Architecture Center (DAC) and Norsk Form, based on an original idea by DAC. The Swedish Museum of Architecture, the Museum of Finnish Architecture and the Nordic House in Reykjavik have contributed to the curating of the exhibition content.

The exhibition is financed by Oslo Arkitektur Triennale, Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Realdania and Nordic Council of Ministers.

After opening in Norway during the Oslo Architecture Triennale the exhibition will continue on to Copenhagen and the other Nordic countries in 2011 and 2012.


Projects and participants:

A11 – Temporary urban space in Bjørvika, Lalaland (NO)

Vasaparken, Grontmij landscape architects (SE)

SEB parken, SLA (DK)

Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant, Landslag, TARK, engineer offices Mannvit and Verkís (ISL)

Vestled, artist Marianne Hesselbjerg, architect Carsten Juel-Christiansen, landscape architect Torben Schønherr (DK)

Saaristokatu – the Street of Islands, the Municipality of Kuopio, Leo Kosonen, the municipal Technical Department, SITO and Destia (FI)

The transformation of Drammen, The Municipality of Drammen (NO)

Broplan inMölndal,Topia Landskapsarkitekter and artistMats Theselius (SE)

Charlotte Ammundsen plads,1:1 Landscape and Morgen Arkitektkontor (DK)

Vuosaari hill,Maisema-arkkitehdit Byman & Ruokonen Oy and FCG Finnish Consulting Group Oy (FI)

Nørrebroparken, Steen Høyer in collaboration with GHB Landskabsarkitekter (DK)

Bergen Light Rail, Bybanen Utbygging, Norconsult, Asplan Viak, T Kalve,Arkitektgruppen Cubus, Kontrapunkt, Fuggi Baggi Design and T-Michael (NO)

Väg 73 – The road of possibilities, Swedish Transport Administration in collaboration with local municipalities, principal architectElisabeth Rosenqvist Saidac, Ramböll, landscape architect Thomas Saxgård, Landskapslaget, Erik Andersson Architects (SE)

Avalanche barriers – Siglufjördur, Landslag; Reynir Vilhjalmsson (ISL)

Prags’s Boulevard, Kristine Jensens Tegnestue (DK)

Augustenborg – Eco city, Malmö Municipality, the housing association MKB, Stadsforvaltningen, ISS Landscaping and local residents (SE)

Rantamo-Seitteli constructed wetlands, The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, Uusimaa Regional Environment Center (FI)

Motorway landscapes – Route 15, Århus-Låsby and route 18, Holstebro-Brande, Vibeke Rønnow Landscape architects (now merged with of C. F. Møller Architects) (DK)

Nauthólsvík beach, Landmótun landscape architects and Arkibúllan architects (ISL)

Stapelbäddsparken, The City of Malmø and Gatukontoret (SE)

Protection and development of regional landscapes, Aurland Landscapeworks(NO)

Across sea and land in Tarup-Davinde, Tarup-Davinde I/S (DK)

Naturum,Swedish Environmental Protection Agency in collaboration with varying landscape architects and architects (SE)

Wellness country Iceland – A strategy of small things, Vatnavinir (ISL)

Process Urbanism, SLA (DK)

Storøya og Nansenparken, landscape architects Bjørbekk & Lindheim (NO)

Exhibition team:

Kjersti Wikstrøm, Architect/Urbanist, Project Manager and Curator, Danish Architecture Center

Matti Lucie Arentz, Exhibition Manager and Curator, Norsk Form

Christoffer Olavsson Evju, Landscape architect and consultant, Norsk Form

National curating groups:

Denmark: Danish Architecture Center in collaboration with:

-Annemarie Lund,Cand. Hortand editor of Landskab/Landscape

-Malene Hauxner, Doctor inAgricultural Science, Landscape Architect and Professor, Forest and Landscape, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

-Jacob Kamp, Landscape Architect and Chairman of the Association of Danish Landscape Architects

-Stig L. Andersson, Landscape Architect and Adjunct  Professor, Forest and Landscape, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen

Norway: Norsk Form in collaboration with:

Karsten Jørgensen, Landscape Architect and Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning, The Norwegian University of Life Sciences and editor of JoLA – Journal of Landscape Architecture

Hettie Pisters, Landscape Architect and Adjunct Professor, the Institute of Urbanism and Landscape, The Oslo School of Architecture and Design

Johanna Göranson, Landscape Architect

Sweden:The Swedish Museum of Architecture in collaboration with:

Niklas Singstedt, Architect and Architectural Writer

Finland:The Museum of Finnish Architecture in collaboration with:

Meri Mannerla-Magnusson, Landscape Architect and representative of MARK – the Association of Finnish Landscape Architects

Iceland:TheNordic House in Reykjavik in collaboration with:

-Guja Dögg Hauksdóttir, Architect FAI