26 September 2023

LOCAL with Greymatter at Placemaking Europe 2023 in Strasbourg!

On Wednesday, September 27, from 16:15 to 17:30, the award-winning documentary "Greymatter Bergen" by architectural office LOCAL will be showcased, exploring innovative placemaking solutions by seniors in Bergen. The film, a winner of the Cross Roads prize at the 2021 Biennale in Seoul, offers an optimistic perspective on aging and has been featured in several international film festivals. The screening will be followed by an interactive conversation discussing aging, community, and architectural innovations for health in Norway, Denmark, and France.

14 September 2023

LOCAL, together with Sisto Studios have started work in Montreuil

The renovation project spanning 5,500sqm in Montreuil (France) has commenced on-site. This comprehensive endeavor encompasses the revitalization of a five-story office building, the enhancement of common areas, an expansion of office space, and the addition of an accessible rooftop.

11 September 2023

LOCAL with Greenstation are a part of TRE+ Trestrategi for Bergen

We are so happy to be included in the guideline for the use of Wood in Bergen prepared by the City architect of Bergen municipality. We believe in wood and CO2 neutral innovation for our future!

07 September 2023

LOCAL is a part of B-OPEN 2023!

Come in and join us saturday 23rd of September for 12h to 17h to the open door of Ateliers in Bergen, organised by B-OPEN 2023. We will present our film-documentary Greymatter Bergen and our research project on intergenerational architecture and city renewal. Come say hello!

05 September 2023

LOCAL completes CFE office in Paris

We are over the moon to open CFE office in Paris, our latest project. Check our website for more !

03 August 2023

Greymatter Bergen at the Norwegian International Film Festival in Haugesund 2023

We are showing our film documentary on aging in Bergen at this year ArchFest, incredibly happy to be part of this event!

18 June 2023

We are invited to speak at the conference “Laksevåg for alll”!

We are very much looking forward to Friday's urban development evening about Laksevåg out at Smien, where we will receive input from residents, property developers and the municipality!

17 June 2023

Greenstation wins Green GOOD DESIGN®️ Award 2023

The Greenstation project has won the prestigious Green GOOD DESIGN®️ Award 2023 in the category of Green Transportation for its innovative approach to sustainable energy infrastructure. The award recognizes LOCAL commitment to environmental responsibility and its significant contribution to sustainable architecture, landscape design, and urban planning.

11 June 2023

Week-end to Strasbourg with the Echelle 1 program

Echelle 1, incubator center for architects from EAVT Paris East, organized a 2 days seminar in Strasbourg to talk about different facets of our profession. LOCAL is part of the 2022-2023 winning office to have a place in this exciting program.

05 June 2023

We are talking at this year UIA 2023 in Copenhagen !

Birth rates are diminishing while the elderly population is growing. This new challenge will affect a lot of different sectors including housing markets, and we need to ask ourselves: How are we going to live together in the near future? Join us 5th of july!

17 February 2023

LOCAL wins Neighbourhood for Generations!

After several months of innovating, conceptualising, and hard work among participants from all over the world, Landsbyggefonden (The National Building Fund) and our jury of experts can now reveal the selection of 4 ideas, that they think will succeed in turning residential areas into Neighbourhoods for Generations. “It was no easy task to pick just four winners.” Says head of jury, Christian Pagh, who is the director and chief curator of Oslo Architecture Triennale. “The best ideas are capable of creating new combinations from a neighbourhood’s different elements – the physical and social, the informal and institutional.” Landsbyggefonden had received 78 entries.

08 February 2023

Lecture at ENSAAMA Paris

LOCAL was presenting its work at the ENSAAMA (aka Olivier de Serres) to future professionals in the design and creative field. We shared about our education and professional path, we presented projects build in timber and high-end details and we talked about growing old better.

17 January 2023

Dagbladet 01/2023

Elderly wave in Bergen: The municipality is under pressure: - Must take action THINK NEWLY: The "elderly wave" of the future requires a different policy for the elderly than today. In Bergen, there will be more people over 65 than under 19 as early as 2035. Photo: Shad Madian / Dagbladet Marie Røssland - Published Thursday 19 January 2023

29 October 2022

LOCAL in Oslo triennale presenting Greymatter City at DOGA

A discussion session about GRÅTTGULL and movie screening of the movie Greymatter Bergen is happening at DOGA as part of the Oslo Triennale 2022 programme. Jérome Picard from LOCAL would presenting and panel discussion is led by Silije Lockart.

22 June 2022

Carpark Future Competition

Research laboratory of Dominique Perrault Architecture, and the INDIGO Group, world leader in parking and mobility, launched an international architecture competition on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. We were among special mentions which were announced at the awards ceremony on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the TriPostal in Lille. More than 320 young architects from 64 nationalities registered and 34 projects from 10 countries were submitted.

12 May 2022

The Premier of GRÅTTGULL film in NABO!

During the NABO Kveld events in Bergen, our new film, will be premiered as part of the events of this year.

14 September 2021

We are part of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021

We are thrilled to announce that we are part of the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism 2021 representing the city of Bergen with our pavilion and film documentary “Grey Matter Bergen” exploring urban and active aging in our beloved Fjord city.

11 June 2021

Selected as DESIGN CULTURE(S) the 2021 Cumulus conference in Roma

Selected to present Grey Matter today and talk about age-friendly Urban strategy and our senior community as catalyst of our civic life. Design as expression of Culture(s) is taking into consideration the cultures we are inheriting from the past and which should be granted for the benefit of future generations, so intertwining past and future, tangible and intangible, innovation and tradition.

05 March 2021

Local is a partner of the first edition of The Lahore Digital Festival!

We are incredibly honored to be partner of this first edition of the Lahore Digital Festival and co-curate this event with an incredible team. 400 submissions, 75 artists selected, and numerous collectives and organisations. Lahore Digital Arts Festival (LDF) aims to celebrate the emerging digital culture of Pakistan by bringing together an international community of artists and audiences to explore the intersection of art, technology, and everything in-between.

02 December 2019

We are Runner-up for Europan 15 in Auby, France !

LOCAL is runner-up Europan 15 ! “Grey matter” focuses on inter-generational living and empowering our seniors, around shared, self-managed and inclusive spaces, with the existing asset of the city. Associates: Matthieu Boustany, Benoist Desfonds, Elida Mosquera, Jerome Picard - Contributor: Peeraya Suphasidh

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