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Norway-Strømmen: Architectural design services
Design contest notice
Section I: Contracting authority/entity
Section II: Object
New Workshop Building — Follo Museum/MiA — The Museums in Akershus
The workshop will be a living arena where coming generations of tradesmen and specialists within traditional trades can develop and spread competence and knowledge. The building will show trade activities to the public and, at the same time, be a good and functional workplace that facilitates job satisfaction. The workshop represents a larger commitment to traditional trades and building preservation, connected to Follo Museum. We would like to use the building for more purposes at different times in order to reduce the area and contribute to increased interaction between the different activities. Flexible solutions for the workshop and teaching areas, which can, in daily operation, be adapted to different needs from different trades. The public areas ought to be flexible according to the size of events/meetings. In addition to designing the new workshop building, the contest participants must propose a design for the outside areas around the building, including a clear entrance to the Follo Museum, where the workshop is, as well as solutions for an outdoor work yard. The relationship between outside and inside is important.
• The workshop will be a regional public destination at Follo Museum, with attractive activities and cultural experiences for ‘day trippers’.
• The workshop will contribute to increased recruitment to the traditional trades and will be a multi-functional, multi-use arena and professional meeting place where tradesmen, pupils, apprentices, knowledge spreaders, and home owners gain competence and a network.
• The building must be cost efficient and sustainable, with an outside work yard.
• The workshop will be a test arena for research projects and a place that inspires and educates about sustainable solutions for the future.
Section IV: Procedure
Evaluation criteria/judgement criteria
The solution proposals will be evaluated in accordance with a general evaluation based on the following judgement criteria, which are not in any order of priority:
1) the relationship with the surroundings and adaption to the location:
• good architecture, the building's ability to 'communicate' its content,
• total use of the building, as well as proposals for the general design of surrounding areas,
• uniform logistics, access conditions, and accessibility in the site,
• design of the building as regards sun, view, and noise,
• the building's placement in the terrain;
2) architectonic expression and functionality:
• uniform architectonic expression,
• good floor plan and functionality,
• easy orientation for users, visitors, and employees,
• fulfil, or possible to easily fulfil regulations including universal design, energy, fire, escape routes, etc. these are details that are not 100 % solved in a contest, but must be solvable in the further engineering design services,
• flexible functionality;
• area efficient solutions,
• achievable within reasonable financial limits;
4) environment and energy requirements:
• environmentally friendly and lasting solutions,
• robustness in the choice of materials and constructions.
The jury has a combined amount of NOK 1 500 000 at their disposal, which they can distribute at their discretion to the contest winner(s), for awarded and any purchased drafts. The jury can also award ‘honoured drafts’ to architects. However, these drafts are not subject to monetary awards. Prizes in open contests are exempt from VAT mark-up.
Section VI: Complementary information