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Design and Architecture Norway

PROJECT NAME: Langbordet (the long table)

NAME OF CLIENT: The City of Oslo

PROJECT COMPLETED BY: Klubbkontor at AHO (Oslo School of Architecture and Design)

Disciplines: Architecture, furniture design, landscape architecture

Kjeld Stubsgate. Photo: Martin Tosterud

Take back the streets!

Langbordet is a collaboration between the City of Oslo and students at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design and is currently set up in two places in the Kvadraturen district of Oslo – Kjeld Stubs Gate and Øvre Slottsgate. The project is part of the “car-free city life” initiative, which was set up to promote city life and a better urban environment in Oslo city centre.

Øvre Slottsgate. Photo: Martin Tosterud
Detail. Photo: Anna Forslöw

Panel remarks

This is a very appealing and clever project. Achieving a lot with limited resources, the team has created a hardy framework for a kind of multifunctional street furniture suitable for work, play, eating, or meeting friends. The shape itself is well-dimensioned, and the choice of coarse timber as a material suits the rough structure of the city streets and gives them a new organic content. This is urban development on a limited budget, and it scores highly on the environment criterion, although figuratively in this context. The fact that the project is a multidisciplinary collaboration between students and professionals from different fields adds to the contribution’s strength.

Project participants

Stina Molander Skavlan – Klubbkontor, architect
Noemi Martinilli – Klubbkontor, architect
Anna Forslöw – Klubbkontor, architect
Nikolai Lieblein Røsæg – Klubbkontor, architect
Sebastian Jørung Øvrebø – Klubbkontor, architect
Oda Heier– Klubbkontor, designer
Thea Platou – Klubbkontor, architect
Martin Tosterud – Klubbkontor, architect
Mira Hahn – Klubbkontor, architect

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