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100% Norway 2008

Architecture at 100% Norway 2008

This year's 100% Norway stand at 100% Design, Earls Court, is designed by young Norwegian architect duo, Brendeland & Kristoffersen, and features a two-storey box bedroom taken from their much acclaimed social housing project in Trondheim, Norway.

Elements from the Norwegian stand at 100% Design will also be featured at the smaller sister exhibition at Designers Block, Covent Garden, where 100% Norway will occupy parts of the ground floor.

The firm Brendeland & Kristoffersen was set up in 2002 by young architects Geir Brendeland and Olav Kristoffersen, both educated in Norway. Their practice has already won numerous awards and commissions, including a social housing scheme in Trondheim and new houses in the Arctic island of Svalbard, close to the North Pole.
 
Their housing project for young people in Svartlamoen, Trondheim, have received a lot of interest from around the world and propelled the firm into the international spotlight. In 2007 this project was shortlisted among the 40 best architectural works in Europe from 2005-2007, the Mies van der Rohe Award (EU prize for contemporary architecture). In August 2007 the office was also selected for the international architects panel that is going to design the Athletes' Village for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The social housing in Trondheim from which elements will be featured in this year's 100% Norway. Photo: David Grandorge

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