TAF INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF ARCHITECTURE
PROGRAM Seminarsted Sangerhuset og Rørosmuseet
Fredag 21. arpril inkl. koldbord og middag (ikke drikke)
NB! Overnatting betales separat.
1330 Avreise med buss fra Leütenhaven i Trondheim
Overnatting Bestilles via TAF.
Alle priser er pr. pers i to døgn inkl. frokost.
1730-1930 Koldbord i Apotekergården
2000 Rafael Iglesia, Argentina VERTSHUSET ERZSCHEIDERGÅRDEN
Enkelrom 1490,- Enkelrom 1380,-
Lørdag 22. april Dobbeltrom 950,- Dobbeltrom 990,-
To pers. leil. 1140,- 3 sengs rom 890,-
0800-0900 Frokost Tre pers. leil. 940,- 4 sengs rom 790,-
Fire pers. leil. 840,-
0900-1015 Lie Øyen arkitekter, Norge
1030-1145 Elias Torres, Spania
Det tas forbehold om at alle ønsker kan oppfylles.
1145-1345 Lunsj Deltakerne oppfordres til å organisere seg i leiligheter.
1345 Film 1: ’alt som ingening’
1400-1515 Kate Otten, Sør Afrika Påmelding
1530-1645 Juha Leiviskä, Finland Christiane Johannsen, email@example.com ,
1645 Film 2: ’alt i alt eller faks: 72 56 75 11.
Spørsmål: Sverre Andreassen, firstname.lastname@example.org
1930 Festmiddag i Sangerhuset
Søndag 23.april Buss fra Leütenhaven, Trondheim kl 1330.
0800-1100 Frokost og utsjekking
1100-1130 Sunniva Neuenkirchen Rosenberg, Norge Innbetaling (innen 15. april)
1145-1300 Channa Daswatte, Sri Lanka Trondhjems Arkitektforening
1300-1400 Ingerid Helsing Almaas, Norge – Oppsummering boks 265 – 7411 Trondheim
Kontonr.: 4200 38 06515
Påmeldingsfrist 1. april
WELCOME TO RØROS!
The 10th TAF International Celebration of Architecture
The Trondheim Chapter (TAF) of the National Assosiation of Norwegian Architects has been arranging architectural celebrations at Røros since 1988. Over
the years, these bi-annual arrangements have become important events celebrating the common bonds between architects, irrespective of where they
work in the world. It’s a place for architects to congregate, where projects and buildings are discussed and enjoyed.
There were no high-flying ideas behind the initiative. There were no problems to be solved, no particular issue to be debated; we simply wanted to invite
fellow practicing architects from around the world, primarily from areas that we knew little about. All architects struggle with similar challenges, but in
different settings and often without due recognition.
Out of this idea came an event celebrating the tribulations we go through in creating buildings to enhance our environment, and the exuberance felt when
buildings come out “warm, dry and noble” as the late Samuel Mockbee said.
International exchange between architects is easy, at times too easy, that is why we make an issue of architects meeting face to face and keeping it informal.
We meet in the town of Røros, one of Norway’s World Heritage Sites, because it is such an extraordinary place to be together. Here Lecturers are invited to
present works that carry particular significance to them.
The invited architects are people we have learnt about through word of mouth, ‘obscure’ publications, and/or regular architectural press. Their work has to
carry a social significance, be architecturally innovative and challenging - and they have to be nice people.
On behalf of the Røros Committee 2006
Tore Wiger, Siri Rørholt, Are Øyasæter, Katy Chada, Christiane Johannsen,
Sverre Andreassen, Leif Baardstu, Hilde Bøkestad and Hans Skotte.
Rafael Iglesia, Argentina. A graduate of The School of Architecture at National University of Rosario,
Argentina in 1981, Rafael Iglesia (1952 - ) is now a professor of postgraduate studies at the Torcuato
Di Tella University, Buenos Aires. He has also lectured at numerous conferences and educational
institutions in Brazil, Chile, Spain and the United States.
Iglesia established his own architectural practice in Rosario, Argentina in 1982. Though his office
may look more like a workshop, Iglesia constantly explores materials, joints, structure schemes and
constructive frontiers. He uses common Argentinean materials like wood, adobe, bricks and concrete.
His work reflects an intense search between the plastic and tectonic. He challenges us to decipher
between the visible and invisible; lightness and heaviness; night and day. This provokes us to see the
thoughts beyond the image.
Iglesia is a recognized architect in Ibero-America. His work “Parque de Diversiones” was awarded
first prize in the IV Ibero-American Architectural Biennale, Lima in 2004, as well as the Honorary
Achievement in the XIII Biennale of Architecture, Santiago de Chile in 2002. “Casa en la barranca” won
second prize in the Mies Van der Rohe Award for Latin American Architecture in Barcelona 2000.
His main focus is housing, but he has also done smaller projects such as “the Wooden Stair” and
“quinchos” The quincho is a typical Argentinean structure, used to prepare and eat the preferred
meal of Argentineans: Asado (barbecue). This small shelter is designed for protection from the
powerful mid-day sun of Las Pampas.
Lie Øyen Architects is a young Norwegian practice, established in 1998 by Tanja Lie (1970) and
Kristoffer Øyen (1970), both educated at The Oslo School of Architecture.
The work of Lie Øyen Architecs has been focused on housing projects, ranging from small cabins
to larger housing development plans. Their work illustrates how every element can be crafted with
convincing care, in consideration of landscape, space, material and detail. Recent projects include the
Backyard Garden at Tøyen, Oslo, the project for an Art Exihibition Hall in Kongsberg, and projects for
Tourist Roads in Valdres and Rondane.
They seek to collaborate with other architects, artists and people working within the design field.
Several projects demonstrate the simplicity of architectural form in contrast to the surrounding
Tanja Lie and Kristoffer Øyen both lecture at The Oslo School of Architecture.
Elias Torres, Spain, an architect and landscape designer, was born in Ibiza, Spain in 1944. He
graduated from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura of Barcelona (ETSAB) in 1968. He began
his architectural practice with Jose A. Maríntez Lapeña the same year. Since 1996 he has taught at
ETSAB. Torres is also a guest lecturer at the University of Harvard and UCLA (US).
In 2004, Torres received the Special Prize at the International Biennale of Architecture in Venice for
his most distinctive work as of late, the Forum 2004 Esplanade and Photovoltaic Power Plant in
Torres and Lapeña have extensive experience working with public spaces, focusing on parks and
plazas. They have also been involved with remodeling and restorations. Revealing aspects of new
and old, they subtly contrast the two.
Concerned with matters of place and identity, they interpret the needs of every project, and
give sensible solutions combining sensuality and humor. Their projects are like a scenario of
transformations laid into a delicate geometry. Ramps, stairs, pergolas and benches interact with
textures, shadows, lights, movements and paving, giving the sense their projects are alive.
Their major projects include La Granja Escalator (Toledo, 2000), Square Design (Girona, 1993),
Monastery Renovation Sant Pere de Rodes (Girona, 1993), Rehabilitation of the Ronda Promenade
of Palma de Majorca’s city walls (1991), Restoration of the Church in l’Hospitalet (Ibiza, 1984) and the
Restoration of Gaudi´s Park Güell (Barcelona).
Kate Otten Architects. Established in 1989, Kate Otten Architects is a well known South African
practice in Johannesburg.
Kate’s work displays a search for an identity that reflects the African landscape, context and way
of life. A unique architectural language is achieved through an inventive response to local skills,
materials, climate, users and sites. This is reflected in the international interest shown in her work. In
2004, the office was awarded the International Architecture+ Cityscape award for the International
House Student Residence at Wits University, as well as the Cityscape Architectural Review Award for
the Art Therapy Centre in Soweto.
Juha Leiviskä, Finland, has had his own architectural practice since 1967. He is a popular lecturer
in the Nordic countries, as well as Germany, France, Scotland, Italy, Japan, the USA and many other
countries. His main works include the Myyrmäki Church and Parish Centre and the German Embassy
Leiviskä is predominantly known as a designer of sacred buildings. He has also worked extensively
on public buildings, housing, urban planning and restorations.
His architecture can be described as contextual, linked at many levels to space, time and society.
Every design begins with a sensitive analysis of the building site. Still, they do not melt into their
surroundings; they grow from their site while simultaneously distinguishing themselves from it, in
this way emphasizing its best features.
Leiviskä’s buildings convey a consciousness of the history of architecture. Although it is difficult
to trace any stylistic borrowings, the most important source for the development of his particular
formal language is the rich architecture of the baroque churches in southern Germany. Characteristic
is the interaction between small and large, open and closed, light and shade, intimate and imposing.
The architecture has an inherent musical substance: space can be perceived as “an instrument played
Juha Leiviskä was awarded the Carlsberg Architectural Prize in 1995.
Sunniva Neuenkirchen Rosenberg, Norway, was born in Lillesand, Norway. She studied the history
of art, photography and architecture in Norway and Germany, and graduated with a Master’s degree
in Architecture from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in 2005. Sunniva’s
diploma project called “AURORA Centre for Northern Lights” is an interactive observatory for the
Aurora Borealis in Tromsø, Norway. At present, the project can be seen at the III Florence International
Expo of the Best Diploma Projects in Architecture, Environment & Territory, and Design.
The project aims to create a framework where one can experience the aurora in its natural and
represented form. Visitors can view the aurora in its true form, as well as in the room designed for
experiencing the lights as projected images. Visitors may come closer to the phenomenon, and gain
a scientific understanding while given the freedom to experience the mystique; enabling them to
acquire a deeper understanding of the nature that surrounds us.
Channa Daswatte, Sri Lanka, one of the first Bawa-generation architects, worked alongside
Geoffrey Bawa (1919 – 2003) as a principal partner for several years. Bawa, has been a mentor for
almost every Sri Lankan architect, and Daswatte’s own work can be considered a critical and free
inspiration of his distinct architectural attitude. Landscape and building design are as closely related
for Daswatte, as they were for Bawa.
Each one of his works is conscious of its surroundings and develops accordingly. Daswatte uses
nature and its shifting characteristics within his building design. He illustrates how architecture
cannot be seen as ‘international’, but must depend on the interaction between the building, the site
and its surroundings. It is this understanding which gives Daswatte the opportunity to work on a
wide range of international commissions.
Ingerid Helsing Almaas was born in Oslo, Norway in 1965. After studying woodworking and
introductory philosophy in Oslo, she moved on to architecture studies in the United Kingdom, first
at Oxford Polytechnic (currently Oxford Brookes University) and graduating from the Architectural
Association School of Architecture in London in 1994. She has practised as an architect in London
and in Oslo, and taught in the AA Diploma School with Pascal Schöning from 1995 to 1999. Moving
back to Oslo in 1999, she has been teaching and commenting on architecture in various capacities,
including as a consultant for the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. She has been external diploma
examiner at the School of Architecture and Design in Oslo (AHO), the Royal Institute of Technology
in Stockholm and at the Architectural Association. She has worked as a freelance architectural
writer and critic for several European architectural publications, before becoming editor-in-chief of
Byggekunst, the Norwegian Review of Architecture, in 2004.
Torbjørn Skårild is a norwgian artist working with new medias and new technology. His art is
difficult to put into one category because he is using so many different canals for expression, but his
movies is the pieces that are most creditated. In Røros we will show “all as nothing at all” and “all in all”
They are both very short and very focused on the architectural frames surrounding the action. Both
the films are awarded and has been shown in a lot of different filmfestivals around the world.
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Takk til Øien & Indergaard
for hjelp med trykking av programmet
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture
These have been our lecturers so far:
1988: Vilen Kunnapu, Estonia; Lasse Vtera ,Finland; Seppo
Heinonen, Fredrik Prøsh, Evlyn Anderson and Lars Fredrik
1990: Romi Khosla, India; Josè Forjas, Mosambique; Sigurdur
Harason, Iseland; Thorsen & Dykers/ Snøhetta, Norway;
Michael Lloyd, UK/ Norway; Ulrich Malicius, Torbjørn Eggen,
1992: Rasem Badran, Jordan; Jury Brashkov, Russia; Raul Hestnes
Ferreira, Portugal; Juvenal Baracco, Peru; Ulf Grønvold, Norway;
J.O. Jensen, PC Brynildsen Norway;
1994: Ralph Erskine, Sweden; Jo Noero, South Africa; Kenneth Yeang,
Malaysia; Amir Pasic, Bosnia Herzegovina; Kristin Jarmund,
Norway; Heidi Bjøru, Norway.; Michael Lloyd, UK/Norway
1996: Miguel Angel Roca, Argentina; Eko Prawato, Indonesia; Rodney
Harber, South Africa; Carmen & Elin Corneil, Canada/ Norway;
Einar Hagem, Lund Hagem, Norway.
1998: Farhad Ahmadi, Iran; Jan Søndergård, Denmark; Hans
Venhuiszen, Netherlands; Ulla Vatrea, Finnland; Grov Haga,
Sixten Rahllf, Harald Hille, Norway.
2000: John Tuomey & Sheila O`Donnell, Ireland; Richardo Porro,
Cuba/ France; Sanjay Mohe, India; Kari Järvinen, Finland; Ewa
Kipka, Poland; Molne and Gertslauer, Norway; Ola Steen,
2002: Daigu Ishii, Japan; Glenn Murcutt, Australia; Dorte Mandrup,
Danmark; Simon Velez, Columbia; Nils Johan Mannsåker,
Norway; Merethe Moum, Norway, Helge Solberg, Norway; Knut
Einar Larsen, Norway.
2004: Rifat Chardiji, Iran; Kengo Kuma, Japan, Smiljan Radic, Chile,
Michael Lloyd, Spain/Norway/UK; Geir Brendeland/Olav
Kristoffersen, Norway, Steve Christer/Studio Granda, Iceland,
Reinhard Kropf/Helen & Hard, Norway