VA Qualifies for 3 New Competitions!

Archaeological Museum / Larvik 1-10 School / Oppdal Centrum Masterplan

2011 has started with a bang and Various Architects are very excited to have qualified for 3 new architecture competitions in Norway. We have pulled together 3 exceptional international teams of architects, landscape architects and engineers with good references and background for each project. For the extension of the Stavanger Archaeological Museum we are once again working with engineers from Ramboll UK, Bristol and London teams and Østengen & Bergo landscape architects here in Oslo. For the design of a new 1-10 school in Larvik for 500 students we are working with CEBRA from Århus, Denmark together with Østengen & Bergo again on Landscape. For the new ideas competition in Oppdal we are working with Adept from Copenhagen and Lalaland who we recently collaborated with on another masterplan project,Kokstad Vest.

We’d like to think that our recent success in prequalifications shows that a small, but experienced office with a strong network of like minded collaborators can compete in the market against large and well respected firms. It’s worth noting that Various Architects is the only office to have qualified in more than one of the three competitions. We would like to thank our new (potential) clients for their interest and faith in us, and look forward to presenting our schemes in a few month’s time. It’s going to be a fun and intense few months here at VA HQ!

The following is a list of the current competitions and prequalified teams:


Archaeological Museum in Stavanger

34 teams applied, 6 qualified.

Various Architects AS + Ramboll UK, Østengen & Bergo

Tupelo Arkitektur AS / Narud Stokke Wiig AS + consultants

Schmidt Hammer Lassen / Lund + Slaato + consultants

Rambøll Norge Arkitektur og plan / JAJA Architects + consultants

Askim/Lantto Arkitekter AS / Asplan Viak AS + consultants

Arkitektfirmaet C.F. Møller Norge AS + consultants

Delivery April 1, 2011


Larvik 1-10 School

28 teams applied, 4 prequalified:


Cebra (DK) / Various Architects (NO) / Østengen og Bergo (NO)

White Arkitekter (SE)

L2 Arkitekter (NO)

Link Signatur (NO)

Due March 4, 2011


Oppdal Centrum Masterplan

18 teams applied, 4 qualified:


Adept (DK) / Various Architects (NO) / Lalaland (NO)

Asplan Viak

Narud Stokke Wiig / Rojo Arkitekter / Gullik Gulliksen / Norsam v/Anton Bakken


Due March 18, 2011