Behind the Green Door

Oslo Architecture Triennale 2013 – Curators: Rotor, Belgium

Architecture and the desire for sustainability

Oslo Architecture Triennale (OAT) is the Nordic region’s biggest architecture festival, held every third year in Oslo. This year’s Triennale marks the 5th edition, and is titled Behind the Green Door – Architecture and the desire for sustainability.
OAT’s main exhibition ,Behind the Green Door, opens September 19. For the past year, the Belgian curators Rotor have collected over 600 objects, all carrying claims of sustainability, from over 200 architecture offices, companies and environmental organisations across the world. Together these objects form a collection of curiosities, exhibited at DogA until December 1.

Behnisch Architekten contributes two projects to the exhibition:
Unilever Headquarter Hamburg
IBN Institute for Forestry and Nature Research Wageningen

The exhibition explores ‘sustainability’ in architecture and city planning almost 30 years after the Brundtland Commission first launched the term. Instead of taking a position on what is and isn’t sustainable, Rotor wish to look at how projects and products refer to the term to present themselves. In the exhibition you will find everything from press cuttings, material samples, models, games, photographs, videos and prototypes – an impressive collection showing how architecture, city planning, scientific practice, business opportunity and political power are intertwined under the umbrella of sustainability.

Oslo, Norway

  • Date
    19.09.2013 - 01.12.2013
  • Venue
    DogA, Hausmanns gate 16, Oslo 0182, Norway

Copenhagen, Denmark

  • Date
    07.02.2014 - 27.04.2014
  • Venue
    The Danish Architecture Centre Strandgade 27B 1401 Copenhagen Denmark