Happy holidays 2013!

Merry Christmas and happy new year from all of us in VA!

2013 has been a very exciting and eventful year for us – we have gotten three new VAs, made several new collaborations, done four competitions and seen three projects under construction – one of them completed already in November!


Thanks for good work and friendship to all our clients, collaborators and friends!

Gulskogen Park Competition Unveiled

ULOBA invited 5 teams of architects to compete for the design and development of Gulskogen area in Drammen. Various Architects qualified for the competition together with BIGSLA,Transsolar and Ramboll.

The task was to design a new headquarters for ULOBA in addition to providing master-planning proposal for the 25 acres site. The aim of the competition was to realize a project that will be an example of Universal Design. The Gulskogen Park project shall be a showcase for the equality of disabled people in the community. The project will also be a model of sustainable architecture and urban development through Future Built program.

From Various Architects we would like to congratulate Line Solgaard Arkitekter on the win of the competition.


Ibrahim teaching at UMB

Ibrahim Elhayawan has been offered a teaching position at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB). The position involves teaching an architecture studio for the 5 years program, Building Technique and Architecture. The project Ibrahim has proposed for the students this semester is Dance Pavilion in Geneva – an open international competition that the VA team delivered about a month ago.

The university is located in Ås, a city about half an hour South of Oslo in a rural area characterised by vast green farm lands.