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Architecture on Stage: Manthey Kula

01 November 19:00 - 21:00
Organized by: The Architecture Foundation in association with Barbican Centre
Venue: Barbican
Silk Street

A lecture by Beate Hølmebakk and Per Tamsen of Norwegian practice Manthey Kula.


Established in 2004, the practice Manthey Kula design sculptural built forms that are carefully situated in the striking landscapes of Norway. For directors Beate Hølmebakk and Per Tamsen, the site is seen as a resource to be utilised for a project to achieve its poetic potential; an approach that resonates with their teaching under the phenomenologist Christian Norberg-Schulz.


Key early projects include the Pålsbu Hydro Power Station (2007) and the Akkarvik Roadside Restroom (2009) both of which were nominated for the Mies Van de Rohe Award. More recent work includes the Myrbærholmen Fishing Bridge (2010), the Forvik Ferry Port (2015) and Tullholmen Pier (2019). Alongside leading the practice, Beate is also a Professor at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.


The Architecture Foundation, in association with the Barbican, presents Architecture on Stage – a programme of talks and debates.