Copenhagen, Denmark - In the former home of the world-renowned restaurant noma, acclaimed chef and restaurateur Thorsten Schmidt in partnership with chef René Redzepi and Snøhetta have conceived a fresh approach to the iconic space. Snøhetta designed the interiors and new graphic identity for Barr, which opened its doors on July 5 on Copenhagen’s waterfront.
Located in North Atlantic House (Nordatlantens Brygge), Barr is a casual restaurant focused not only on the Nordics, but also on the broader food and drink traditions found in the region along the North Sea; an area that spans Scandinavia, Germany, Benelux and British Isles. The restaurant’s name (Barr: meaning “barley” in old Norse), reflects Schmidt’s fascination with the region’s food and drink history and culture.
May 6, 2017
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From May 6 to October 15 you can see the exhibition Ljus at Vandalorum in Värnamo, Sweden. Through installations and art pieces by 16 Nordic artists, designers, architects and researchers, the exhibition aims to increase the understanding of light and how it influences our perceptions of the world.
Living the Nordic Light is one of the projects explored in the exhibition. In 2014, Snøhetta created Zumtobel Group’s annual report, Living the Nordic Light, with photography by Sølve Sundsbø and text by Åsne Seierstad and Po Tidholm. By interviewing four centenarians who lived their entire lives above the Arctic Circle, the project looks at the effects of living in, and in the absence, of light.
Living the Nordic Light has since its launch received numerous awards, including the Red Dot Award for Communication Design, the D&AD Wood Pencil, and the Most Beautiful Book 2015 in Norway. The project was in last exhibited at Aedes Architecture Forum in Berlin in 2015.
Vandlorum is a museum for regional, Swedish and international contemporary art and design. More information on the exhibition can be found here.
May 8, 2017
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This summer you can meet the men, women, and children who escaped the Nazis in Norway’s largest rescue mission during the winter of 1942 – 43 in the outdoor photo exhibition Escape (Norwegian title: Flukt).
Carl Fredriksens Transport saved more than 1000 persecuted people, half of them Jewish, during WWII. Led by a small group of brave individuals, the rescue mission saved up to forty people each night over a period of six weeks by hiding them on the back of trucks, driving the long way from Oslo to Sweden.
“Escape” is an exhibition in the park “Dette er et fint sted”, located at Carl Berner in Oslo. The park and the exhibition is a memorial to the rescue mission, the people who fled for their lives and for the generations to follow.
The exhibition opens on May 8, 2017, and is created through a collaboration between photographer Pål Laukli, the Foundation “Dette er et fint sted”, Canon, and Snøhetta
June 9, 2017
“A Place to Be. Contemporary Norwegian Architecture 2011–2016” presents a selection of 25 architectural projects dating from the past five years. Lascaux IV (The International Centre for Cave Art in Montignac, France) is among the projects chosen to represent contemporary Norwegian architecture at the exhibition, which explores the characteristics of Norwegian architecture and how it reflects key values and trends influencing society.
The exhibition is shown at the National Museum of Architecture in Oslo, Norway, and will run until 19 November.
For more information, see here.