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Future Built Aniversary Book

Future Built Jubileumsbok



FutureBuilt is the Oslo region's showcase for the most ambitious players in the construction industry. The vision is to show that it is possible to develop climate neutral urban areas and high quality architecture.

What is FutureBuilt?
FutureBuilt's goal has been to produce 50 role models - both areas and individual buildings - that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 per cent in the areas of transport, energy use and material use. The model projects should be of high architectural quality, contribute to a good urban environment and be close to collective hubs. FutureBuilt aims to stimulate innovation and change in practice and be a learning arena for developers, architects, consultants, contractors, municipalities and users. FutureBuilt now consists of 52 projects spread over

Kindergartens and schools
office buildings
Residential projects
Transport and bicycle facilities
urban areas
The program runs from 2010-2020.

Want to read more about what we work on and how we work? Then we recommend that you read our anniversary book FutureBuilt 10 years.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration's strategy for good architecture

Statens vegvesen sin strategi for god arkitektur



In January 2012, the Road Director laid down an internal strategy for promoting good architecture. He specifies what the agency is responsible for and how we will work to ensure good quality of the architecture we create. The strategy applies for the period 2012-2015.

The strategy will contribute to continuing the Norwegian Public Roads Administration's traditional work with good quality and design. He does not mean new tasks, but a better and more systematic follow-up of the responsibility the agency already has. The architecture strategy emphasizes the promotion of good architecture through interaction and common understanding.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has around 110 landscape architects and architects who ensure the architectural quality of the road system in collaboration with other professionals. The road should be a good environment that gives people a safe and positive experience during the day.

For more information contact Maja Cimmerbeck or Alf Anders Langhelle . Norwegian Architectural Policy

Arkitektur.nå - Norsk Arkitekturpolitikk



There is a need for a new, comprehensive architectural policy. The Government’s Architectural Policy lays down a broad definition. This document describes three main challenges facing architecture: sustainability and climate, change and transformation, knowledge and innovation. With this as a background, the Government presents a complete overview of existing and planned measures and initiatives being implemented nationally to promote good architecture. This architectural policy document is intended to help and encourage coordination and collaboration across administrative boundaries, so as to strengthen the overall effort and make it more efficient. The document is intended as a tool to strengthen the quality - and awareness - of architecture and our physical surroundings and to make evident the combined and total national field of architecture.

Aesthetics in Government Building and Constructions

Estetikk i plan- og byggesaker



Aesthetics should be emphasized more strongly in planning and construction cases. This was decided by the Storting by amendments to the Planning and Building Act (pbl) related to aesthetics in May 1995.

This supervisor will first and foremost give case managers in municipalities, county councils and state sector authorities an overview of tools to safeguard aesthetic considerations in planning and construction cases. It can also be useful for private builders.

The supervisor will hopefully inspire municipalities, county councils and other actors to develop their own planning and building tools for ensuring aesthetic

Surroundings as Culture: Action Programme for Aesthetics in Public Environment

Omgivelser som kultur: Handlingsprogram for estetikk i det offentlige miljø



The natural world has long held aesthetic attraction, but environmental aesthetics is onlynow emerging as a discipline in its own right, with distinctive concepts, issues, and theories. Inthe last two decades, scholars have begun in earnest to develop the field from scatteredbeginnings that predate the current environmental movement. For environmental aesthetics doesnot stand apart from other kinds of research. It draws from philosophy, anthropology,psychology, literary theory and criticism, cultural geography, architecture, and environmentaldesign, as well as from the arts. It is also related to philosophy, in particular, for ontology, ethics,and the theory of art. Moreover, environmental aesthetics has implications as well forgovernmental policy and social practice. Like environment itself, the field of environmentalaesthetics extends broadly and on many levels. This article will explore this field in severaldirections: historical, conceptual, experiential, and practical.