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Sparkling Spaces: New uses of vacant spaces as the focus of a nationwide urban development project. The goal is to revitalise city centres in Norway for the benefit of residents, the business community and cultural activities.


The Sparkling Spaces Project

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Eriksen Skajaa Architects was commissioned by DOGA to collect around 50 examples of measures that have breathed new life into vacant buildings and spaces. Here you can download the report (Norwegian only). 


The Sparkling Spaces knowledge report

The Sparkling Spaces project is now halfway through its implementation period. Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) is evaluating the project and has delivered the first interim report.


Sparkling Spaces interim report

Vacant buildings and spaces are turning Norwegian cities around the country into ghost towns. The Sparkling Spaces project from Design and Architecture Norway is breathing new life into city centres.



DOGA launches the largest measure ever to transform vacant spaces