Sustainable Architecture beyond the Arctic Circle / Reality and Visions

Bilateral initiative facts

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Workshop or seminar
Rintala Egertsson Architects(NO)
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The initiative is focused on a follow-up of a successful cooperation between the partners from the previous years in the field of sustainable architecture. The aim of the initiative is to present the main strategic objectives of the Norwegian architecture in the Czech Republic within the framework of adaptation to climate change in the form of an exhibition and a series of lectures, debates and discussions with leading Norwegian and Czech experts. The awareness raising of both Norwegian climate challenges and sustainable architecture as its response is expected as a result of the initiative.


Summary of the results

The initiative had benefits on two levels - the first one was the presentation of the Norwegian architecture within the framework of adaptation to climate change, especially in the region of Svalbard. This was successfully released by an original genuine photo-documentation made for the initiative. The materials were presented in an exhibition that was visited by around 800 spectators (the opening evening only was attended by 150 visitors) till the end of the initiative on September 30, 2022. Another 200 visitors came the following month. By the end of the year there was a catalogue printed, presenting all the materials and photos (not a part of the initiative).

The second positive effect of the implementation was a closer cooperation between Czech and Norwegian partners, common work and discussions that meant a continuing cooperation between partners who have been already working on more than a dozen of projects together. There were also new links made - AHO (a school of architecture) and DOGA (design studio) and they will join the circle of collaborators for the upcoming projects.

The cooperation with all partners was very smooth and friendly. All the partners participated as planned in the application. This is also due to the fact that we created very good contacts with partners previously.

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