In the wake of the terrorist attack on Utøya 2011, Fantastic Norway was engaged to creating a strategy to re-establish the political camp on the island.

In the wake of the terrorist attacks on Utøya 22 July 2011, Fantastic Norway was engaged to create a strategi for the re-establishing of a political camp on the island, in close relation to the Labour Youth Party.

Our ambition was to reflect and reinforce values such as commitment, solidarity, diversity and democracy, both through form and function. In short we have done this by establishing a small village with small streets, belfry and a town square on the very top of the island. The village consists of many small units that together ad up to a bigger community: A symbol of unity and diversity.

Utøya is all about dedication, unity, diversity and democracy. Our ambition was to reflect and strengthen these values, both in function and form.

After the process work and the preliminary design phase, the project has been led and managed by Blakstad Haffner Architects.

 

– Watch the press conference HERE

– Watch a debate on project HERE

 

TEAM: Erlend Blaksatd Haffner, Håkon Matre Aasarød, Kathrine Næss, with Bjørn Cappelen, Per Kartvedt, Joana Branco, Ida Sandvik, Ingeborg Cappelen Lindheim, Berta Gaztelu and André Tavares Cruzeiro. 

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Early conceptual sketch / Kathrine Næss

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Image from first site visit

Utøya is about dedication, unity, diversity and democracy. Our ambition was to reflect these values, both in function and form.

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Village / New silhouette for Utøya (Illustration by Mir)

Conceptual sketch for the new base camp (Illustration by Mir)

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Utøya / Initial situation plan

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Elevations

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Model study / Village structure

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Process modell