Norway Edition 02

One year after we held our first event in Oslo, we will be back in Norway at Vulkan Arena on September 19!

Architects, not Architecture or “AnA” – as the name suggests – provides a glimpse on great personalities of architecture. The event series is not about the projects of the architects, but the people behind, their professional backgrounds and formative individual experiences, that shaped the projects we all know.

On 19 September 2019, following well-known Norwegian architects will talk about their personal experiences and important creative periods within their work and, as always at “AnA“, not a word may be lost about their projects themselves:

The three of them are well-known names for their significant and fascinating work. Kari Nissen Brodtkorb, architect and educator, is recognized as one of Norway’s most relevant housing designers. Her architecture stroke not only due to the economic and practical factors of housing but as well as precious and characteristic factors. Einar Jarmund, who founded in 2019 “Einar Jarmund & Co AS Arkitekter MNAL” after twenty years partnership with Håkon Vigsnæs at Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter, is driven by an untiring ambition to understand the spirit of the places, both urban and rural. The Canadian-born and Bergen-based Todd Saunders Architecture works with dynamic building and material experimentation with traditional methods and a strong contemporary design sensibility. 

Look forward to exciting lectures and discussions with our inspiring guest speakers.
Doors open at 5pm. The talks will start at 6pm. 

This event is kindly supported by our partners BoConcept, Schüco Norge and JUNG.

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5 pm ​​​Doors open. Get together & Finger food
6 pm – 6:15 pm​ ​ Introductions
6:15 pm – 7:45 pm ​ 3x Lectures (20min per person followed by 10min interview)
7:45 pm – 8:15 pm ​ Round table discussion + Q&A
8:30 pm – 10 pm ​ Get together

Information about the Speakers:

Einar Jarmund is a Norwegian architect born in 1962. He is founder of Einar Jarmund & Co AS Arkitekter MNAL, an Oslo-based NAL(Norske Arkitekter Landsforbund) registered architecture and design studio established in April 2019. It was founded as Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL in 1996 by Einar Jarmund and Håkon Vigsnæs. Einar Jarmund graduated from the School of Architecture in Oslo 1987 and gained a Masters Degree in Architecture at the University of Washington 1989 in Seattle, Washington, USA. He worked for several Architects in Seattle and Oslo after founding his own Architecture office until 1992. During his work at Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL from 1996 the projects were about mid sized houses and an amount of public projects. The public projects include the renovation of the Svalbard Science Center or the Oslo School of Architecture. The majority of works are public buildings and housing projects within Norway but also in other European countries.

Kari Nissen Brodtkorb, born 1942, is one of Norway’s leading housing designers. She graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology in 1965 and first worked as an architect for Harald Hille’s firm and for Anker & Hølaas where she became a partner. After this, in 1985, she founded her own office in Bærum. Her masterpiece is the Stranden housing complex on Aker Brygge which was completed in 1990 and consists of 120 apartments. Combining brick with black-painted steel, it draws on the area’s shipyard architecture while integrating offices, shops and restaurants. It has been awarded several prizes including the Houen Foundation Award. Kari  also was active at teaching at the Oslo School of Architecture in the early 1990s. Right after this she went on to design residential buildings throughout the country. 

Todd Saunders is a Canadian architect who founded the studio Saunders Architecture based in Bergen, Norway, in 1998. The award-winning firm has completed cultural and residential projects around the world, with a bold modern aesthetic that combines a strong sense of place with an emphasis on craftsmanship and meticulous detailing. Every project represents a carefully managed relationship between architecture and nature. This respect for remote, spectacular and often challenging sites is paired with a strong social ethos and belief in the role of architecture as a meaning of invigorating and sustaining communities. Their projects include the Fogo Island Inn and artists’ studios in Newfoundland, Canada, the Illusuak Cultural Centre in Nain, Labrador, Canada, and the Solberg Tower on the Norway-Sweden border demonstrate this multi-layered approach. Innovative forms are paired with traditional construction techniques, ensuring a dynamic cultural and social continuum.