Elizabeth Diller in Oslo

Lecture in Oslo and Munch + Stenersen site visit


Various Architects is collaborating with Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the competition for the new Munch + Stenersen museum in Oslo. Elizabeth Diller of DS+R visited Oslo briefly on tuesday to give a lecture sponsored by Projekt 0047 and Kinnarps. Diller also visited the site of the Munch + Stenersen competition in Bjørvika. Jim, Ibrahim, and our new student intern Jonathan Evensen showed Liz around the site together with landscape architect Magnus Greni from Grindaker AS. Ibrahim also gave a tour of some of his favorite Oslo Opera details. Liz’ lecture in Sandvika was a big success and the conference room at the Hotel Oslofjord was packed with architects and designers.

Lecture invitation text:

Diller Scofidio + Renfro is an interdisciplinary studio at the crossroads of architecture, visual arts and the performing arts. Their work encompasses architectural design, master planning, temporary and permanent multi-media installations, experimental theater and dance, furniture, digital media, and print.

Among their most known projects are the Blur Building for the Swiss Expo 02; High Line, an urban park situated on an obsolete elevated railway stretching 1,5 miles in the Chelsea district of New York designed in collaboration with Field Operations; the Institute of Contemporary Art on Boston Harbor; the Viewing Platforms constructed immediately after 9/11 at World Trade Center site; the Eyebeam Museum of Art & Technology in New York; the Brasserie, a restaurant in the Seagram Building, New York; and Slither, 104 units of social housing in Gifu, Japan.

The office is currently participating in the competition for the new Munch Stenersen Museum in Oslo.

Lecture location:
Thon Hotel Oslofjord
Sandviksveien 184, Sandvika

Time and date:
Tuesday January 27th at 6 pm.

Refreshments will be served after the lecture.