A selected overview of work by young architects and designers currently working in Oslo.

Oslo is a hybrid kind of place The contemporary city is in motion. Instead of providing a stable background for the intensity and mobility of urban life as it traditionally has, it has increasingly become a sign itself of this mobility. The explosion of information and communication technologies has affected many aspects of architecture, but perhaps none so much as the formulation and practice of urbanism and regional development. There is much talk of the dissolution of the traditional national boundaries and the development of inter-urban networks as the defining paradigm of our time. Snøhetta has recently been commissioned to start design work on the International Freedom Center and the Drawing Center, at the former World Trade Center site. A photographic essay of Norway by Ivan Brodey