21 June 2011
Haptic Architects / Allford Hall Monaghan Morris shortlisted for the Oslofjord Convention Centre in Brunstad, Norway
Haptic Architects & Allford Hall Monaghan Morris are one of five teams shortlisted for the Oslofjord Convention Centre in Brunstad, Norway. The team also includes Gross. Max, AKT II, Buro Happold and Charcoal Blue.
The £160m project is for a new 2,500 seat conference centre with associated restaurants, bars, six hectare sports-park and 80,000m2 of hotel/apartment accommodation.
The new facilities will occupy a prominent location both culturally and physically within Brunstad and builds upon the current large facility which was first built in the 1950s. Once completed the Oslofjord Convention Centre aims to be Europe’s premier conference centre.
The team will now submit a detailed design for the project and the winner will be announced in October 2011. The winning team will develop the Convention Centre in stages up to 2020.
Other teams shortlisted are:
- Niels Torp Arkitekter / Bjørbekk & Lindheim
- Dyrvik Arkitekter / Østengen & Bergo
- Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter / Kristiansen og Bernhardt arkitektur /
Asplan Viak / KanEnergi
- A-lab / COWI
[site photograph of existing buildings opposite]