We are architects. Our firm was founded in Stavanger, Norway in 1996, and now has offices in Stavanger and Oslo. We are a collective of 26 people from many different countries and cultural backgrounds.

Awards

State Prize for Building Quality, finalist – Vindmøllebakken
Direktoratet for Byggkvalitet
2020
Building of the Year – Financial Park
Byggeindustrien
2019
Timber Building of the Year – Financial Park
Byggeindustrien
2019
WAF Award (Office – Future Project), commended – Financial Park
World Architecture Festival
2018
Lifetime honour to be part of RIBA’s 2017 International Fellowships
Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
2016
Building of the Year, nomination – Flekkefjord Kulturhus
Byggeindustrien
2016
Architizer A+Award (Multi Unit Housing – High Rise) – Rundeskogen
Architizer
2015
Jacobprisen
Design og Arkitektur Norge (DOGA)
2013
Timber Award
National Association of Norwegian Architects
2013

Published

Press

The Financial Park

Featured in an article on Archdaily

Excerpt from the article: “This is an example of the future workplace and one of Europe’s largest office buildings in timber. To make a large-scale bank in timber challenges the notion of a strong, robust bank, while breaking ground for the use of structural timber.”

Read the article here
Talk

Social Design

Inspiring architecture for our future

Discussing how we can plan our cities and homes to better face the challenges of Covid19 and how the Cohousing community at Vindmøllebakken as been working to overcome isolation during a time of social distancing and lock down.

Watch the talk here.

Gaining by Sharing

Gaining by Sharing is a model based on principles of sharing that Helen & Hard has developed together with Indigo Vekst and Gaia Trondheim. It shows how human, social and environmental needs can be met in a sustainable and symbiotic way.

gainingbysharing.no

See the Vindmøllebakken project