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Associate professor APP/ architect
(Tønsberg, NO). Born i 1976. Graduated from Bergen School of Architecture(BAS) in 2002. The diploma thesis UBO02(Sondresen/Ruud) was exhibited at Norsk Form in 2003, and published in The Norwegian Architectural Review the same year. Teacher and Diploma supervisor at BAS from 2002. Guest teacher and appointed examiner at NTNU(Trondheim) 2008-2014. Worked as Chief Architect in the Norwegian State Housing Bank, Hammerfest region, 2004-2005. Architect at Ola Roald Architecture 2005-2010. Founded his own practice ARK-TELLUS in 2011 with Eivind Hanch-Hansen. Has written several articles and lectured on the topic of architecture and pedagogy i Norway, Denmark and Finland. Experiance as performing arcitect for large and small projects in all phases.
Associate Professor APP/KTF, architect MNAL
Pavlina Lucas (b.1970, Cyprus) studied architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (M.Arch 2000) after studies in (photo)journalism and art history at Boston University. In 2014 she completed the practice-based PhD project "The Photographic Absolute: An Architectural Beginning" at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
Lucas worked as project architect at Atelier Peter Zumthor for a number of years. She moved to Oslo in 2008. Her practice is driven by a hands-on approach. Phenomenology and Mutualism are the cornerstones of her work. She uses writing, photography and performance art as re-search tools. She has taught at various schools, including the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Aarhus School of Architecture, Oslo School of Architecture, and Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies. In 2019 she joined BAS, where she teaches in master studios, tutors diploma projects and conducts the curriculum "writing as a design tool".
The aquaculture industry in Norway has been an economic success story. With the hopes of Norwegian economics depending less on oil and gas in the future, many see aquaculture as one of the industries likely to grow to take the front seat of Norwegian export. With this growth, it is reasonable to expect an increased presence of aquaculture buildings along the coast, escpecially with the expansion of land based aquaculture. This typology has been greatly disconnected from their surrounding contexts, and often built by companies without roots in the local communities.
With an aquaculture centre, this diploma project is hoping to offer a neutral ground where visitors can get hands on experience on how aquaculture is operated, but also programmes that can be used as a stage for social events for the community, as a way for them to regain the feeling of ownership over aquaculture related buildings. Gulen akvakultursenter is an educational visitor centre that ffocuses on the topic of aquaculture in Norway. Aquaculture has had a big economic, but also architectural impact on Norwegian coastal communities. The architectural forms and presence of this industry is often detatched from the vernacular. The aquaculture centre will serve as a space for the community, while accommodating programmes for learning about and discussing, the future of aquaculture. The form of the building will be an exploration in how the architecture related to the industry can be softer and more responsive in its conversation with the context.
The topic of aquaculture is one relevant to every community along the Norwegian coast. I have chosen Gulen municipality a few hours north of Bergen because the municipality once was the second largest aquaculture area in the country, and is unique today in that aquaculture is run almost exclusively by one company, resulting in a big private impact on the local economy. Additionally, Gulen was chosen as site because of my roots – I have family in the municipality on my father’s side, and my network helped me in my investigation of the place, but also the social impact of the aquaculture industry and the community directly impacted by it.
To investigate the topic of aquaculture and its cultural, economic and social influence on Gulen municipality, I conducted a survey with the inhabitants of Byrknes, one of the largest settlement in the municipality. In addition, I interviewed locals, representatives from the aquaculture industry, as well as their opposers, in attempt to achieve an unbiased perspective on aquaculture, its challenges and solutions. To develop the architectural proposal, I have relied on modelmaking, both physical and digital, as well as drawings and sketches throughout the process. The final stages of the design process has been greatly driven by landscape on site, and the intention of a minimal physicalfootprint.