Five make £80m Bergen shortlist

A British team featuring this year’s Stirling Prize winner AHMM and Haptic has been shortlisted for a new university building in Norway.

The £80 million scheme at the coastal city of Bergen will be a research facility for the local university and will cover 18,000sq m.

Haptic has offices in London and Oslo and has already carried out a number of schemes in Norway. Director Tomas Stokke said of the scheme: “The site and programme is unique and challenging.”

Other members of the team include Edinburgh landscape architect Gross Max and engineer Buro Happold.

Called the Energy and Technology building, the university wants it to be Norway’s leading centre for energy research.

The AHMM bid is up against four others including ones led by HLM, Danish practice Henning Larsen, Oslo firm LPO and another Danish practice, Arkitema.


The shortlist in full

AHMM/Haptic/Buro Happold/Gross Max

HLM/B+B Architects with Sweco Norway

Henning Larsen Architects/ABO Architects with Multiconsult

LPO Architects with Norconsult

Arkitema/Cubus Architects