The International Competition: In the wake of the terrorist attacks on 22 July 2011 in Norway, the Government decided that memorial sites, commemorating those killed, the survivors, emergency service personnel and volunteers, should be established at Sørbråten on land facing the island of Utoya and in the Government Quarter in Oslo. The Ministry of Culture solicited an international, open call for pre-qualifications followed by a closed competition. 300 applications were received from 46 countries. We were one of 8 teams selected for the closed competition.
TRANSFORMATION, through ever-changing reflections of nature and light
LOSS, through disappearance of form
COHESION, through reflection of a diverse Norwegian community
REMEMBRANCE, through the names ever braided with reflections of the living
LOVE, through the everlasting reflections of nature and people together in spirit