The Oslo Trilogy

October 2011

An architectural tour d’horizon

Oslo, August 2011: A chance meeting between Julien De Smedt (JDS) of JDS Architects (left), Gary Bates (GB ) of Space Group (middle) and Kjetil Trædal Thorsen (KTT of Snøhetta (right), leads us from the Oslo Opera House, via Central Station to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, three of today’s most emblematic architectural structures in the rapidly transforming city centre of Oslo. Facing Monica Bonvicini’s sculpture ‘She Lies’, which floats in the harbour, the trio begins a walking discussion.
Julien De Smedt is the founder and director of JDS architects, (left) Gary Bates is the co-founder of Space Group, (middle) Kjetil Trædal Thorsen is the founder and director of Snøhetta (right). Stills from the film by Martin Solvang
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