Design a hybrid museum and/or a cultural and historical centre within Tromsø.
Register: APR/25/2021, Submit: APR/25/2021, Eligibility: Students, professionals; individually, teams up to 3 members, Fee: 15 USD (until APR/10/2021), 30 USD (APR/11 – APR/25/2021, Awards: Winner: 1,000 USD, 4 Runners-up: 250 USD each
Tromsø, a city in northern Norway, is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It’s famed as a viewing point for colourful Northern Lights that sometime light up the nighttime sky. The city’s historic centre, on the island of Tromsø, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses. The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows, dominates the skyline. The compact city centre has the biggest concentration of historic wooden houses north of Trondheim, and they co-exist with modern architecture. The houses date from 1789 to 1904, when building wooden houses were banned in the city centre, as in several other Norwegian cities. The oldest house in Tromsø is Skansen, built-in 1789 on the remains of a 13th-century turf rampart.