SnÃ¸hetta has created the visual identity for the Osloâ€™s bid to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. The design for the main logo takes repetitive, circular forms and casts them in colors inspired by the Olympic rings. These rounded forms appear throughout the cityâ€™s application, which is bright and clean. In a statement, the designers said their work â€œhonors the inherent simplicity and openness in Nordic culture,” adding, “the identity represents both the celebration of the Games and the solid planning of the Norwegian bid.”
It has been close to three years since a gunman detonated a bomb in Oslo and then stormed a small summer camp off the coast of Norway, killing 77 people and cementing a record as the worst mass shooting in modern memory. The Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg recently won a competition, MemorialÂ Sites After 22 July, to create an official memorialÂ at the sites of the 2011 Norwegian massacres.
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A custom designed, prefabricated panel system of white aluminum and glass brings a softer aesthetic to a new development in Norway.
For the Barcode district in Norwayâ€”a new, mixed-use high-rise development along the waterfront in central Osloâ€”the architectural arm of design firm SnÃ¸hetta recently completed a 215,000-square-foot building. Two retail levels and 12 levels of workspace for real estate firm Deloitte are wrapped in a prefabricated aluminum and triple-glazed glass facade. Designed to establish a new presence in the Oslo skyline, the firm developed the facade to stand out within the guidelines of the rectilinear master plan and maintains the overall rhythm of the districtâ€™s high rises.