AHMM and Haptic shortlisted for Norwegian convention centre
London duo are only non-Scandinavian finalists
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris and Haptic Architects have been shortlisted for the Oslofjord Convention Centre in Brunstad, Norway.
The pair, working with Gross Max, are one of five teams to be named finalists for the £160 million project to create a 2,500-seat world-class conference centre with restaurants, bars, a 6ha sports park and an 80,000sq m hotel.
The other four shortlisted firms are Niels Torp Arkitekter, Dyrvik Arkitekter, Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter and A-labare – all Scandinavian. Though AHMM and Haptic are both based in London, Haptic recently opened an office in Oslo.
The teams must now submit a detailed design for the project.
The winner, who will be announced in October, will develop the convention centre in stages up to 2020 on a prominent location in Brunstad alongside an existing 1950s conference centre.