Oyster's Architecture Competition Addresses Feelings of Loneliness
Sweden’s annual Oyster Competition invites architecture students to propose solutions to social issues. The competition is arranged collaboratively by Swedish Architects and the Oyster landscape architecture seminar.
This year’s edition addresses the feelings of loneliness and isolation resulting from the Corona virus pandemic. Citing ‘Involuntary Loneliness’ as the theme, the 2021 competition invites students to consider how city streets can be made less alienating, and subsequently, more inclusive.
As Oyster 2021 calls for entries that explore how streets can be reimagined to counteract loneliness, it also considers how they could help improve mental health. The competition is open to all students attending one of Sweden's architecture degree programs. This year, Nola is pleased to be one of the competition’s sponsors. We’re looking forward to the students' suggestions for making urban street environments work better for everyone. The deadline for submissions is 30 September, and the winners will be announced on 3 December 2021.
As part of the Southern Sweden Design Days event, 27–30 May, Nola is showing new products at Form/Design Center in central Malmö where visitors can try out the new normal; working under a blue sky.
We are pleased to announce that the Långbordet outdoor table received a Monocle Design Award in the Best Public Furniture category. The award was presented for the version of Långbordet White Arkitekter installed in Hamntorget, a small urban plaza in central Stockholm.
We want to congratulate our friends at Liljewall Architects for being awarded Best Architecture 2021 for their work at Kunskapshuset, an essential part of the vast structural transformation in Gällivare, Sweden. As part of the project, Liljewall Architects designed a modular bench system that Nola proudly developed.
Make sure to view Inside Swedish Design (virtually or safely IRL) at Stockholms Auktionsverk during Stockholm Design Week. We’ll be showing news connected to outdoor offices and workspaces with designs by Superlab, Fredrik Mattson, Mats Aldén and Nina Jobs.