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Guided tours in Oslo and Norway​
Local architects and professionals, three languages: Norwegian, english and german
ntact and booking: Barbara Hasenmüller,

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Oslo operahouse, detail: Stone ("the carpet"), concrete (the construction) , steel and glass (the facade) and wood ("the wave" - the wall of the opera-hall)

Do you know guiding architects, the worldwide net of architects who are planning and carry out your individual tour? Vi are designing your individual tour or you might choose from our menu. Good to know: You can book your tour from 3h up to several days. Both leisure and further education, with a high level and a lot of expertise.
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My personal favorite: 
Sustainable Oslo

Keywords:  Wooden architecture, massiv wood, concrete-structures, circular economy, landscape architecture, kultur-, office- and public buildings, residential building, schools, zero co2 emission. 


Residential building "Greenhouse", an infill project

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Residential building in massiv wood construction

Oslo makes great progress in the idea of Circular Economy. The office-house “Spaces” in Kristian Augusts gate 13 is a ground-breaking re-use project where a building from the 1950s has been upgraded by reusing construction materials and employ circular solutions with nearly 80%. It´s greenhouse gas emissions decreases by 70 per cent. Now we have a few projects in progress, including a warehouse (The circular resource centre) for materials to reuse.
Our tour
Materials focus on materials and how to use them. Both existing materials and new developments are interesting. Just as an example: concrete, known as one of the most energy consuming materials. Vi visit examples with sophisticated Norwegian concrete-solutions, for example the marvelous Deichmanske library.
The latest example in accordance with circular principles and low-carb concrete (here a clay-based concrete) is the so called Skur 38, a listed building at the waterfront. Originally built as a warehouse in 1915, remodeled to serve as the Oslo Port Authority’s headquarters in 1987, Skur 38 went through severely renovation and modernization over the years, and reopened 2022.

Wood in the city is definitely our favorite tour. We focus on massive-wood buildings. Just to mention two examples: Valle Wood – Oslo's first massive-wood office-building with 7 floors, opened in 2020. Another fine example of massive wood is an 5 stories housing project in the rather dense district of Grønneløkka (picture above). A project that not only tries to make the apartment building itself more sustainable, but also encourages a more enviroment-friendly lifestyle.
Both projects are examples in the private sector and illustrates the initiative of the owners matters!
The newest trend in building-technic is build for dismantling: Structures which are designed to be easily disassembled and reassembled. Hasle tre is Oslo's first office b
uilding (3000 m2) which is not only built in accordance with circular principles, but also both the construction consists of wood from the inside to the outside and is planned as a dismantled and reusable building set.

Our sustainable tours are also designed for landscape architects. Vi have a special tour which has a common thread: The re-openings of waterways combined with storm water management. It´s a pleasant walking tour long dams and waterways. The tour illustrates the importance of water management in the city and shows us how water enhances the city.

This tours are from 3h and can easily combines with other topics.
We offer tours with a sustainability theme over several days. We might go deeper into the details, organizing additional lectures and talks with architects and engineers.

We will adjust every tour to individual requirements of our customers.


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