Atdhe Belegu is the winner of Statsbygg`s Student Award 2017

30. November Statsbygg handed out their Student Award 2017 at BAS to the winner. This year, Statsbygg decided to give the prize to Atdhe Belegu for his project "THE 03 ASSEMBLY PALACE - A contextualized restructure and adaptation of local assets in Fjell, Drammen"

Representative from Statsbygg's Western Region Bente Mathiesen gave the check of NOK 20.000,- to the winner. "Statsbygg wishes to encourage innovative and experimental studies of architecture among future generations of architects. The Student Award will be handed out to one or more student projects at the master level for particularly innovative and well executed project work performed in accordance with state guidelines within the field of architecture. In the evaluation, emphasis is placed on clarity in quality and form, in terms of identity, practical usefulness and aesthetic value". 

Read the the comments on all three nominated projects from the Statsbygg jury here.  

The diploma awarded to Atdhe Belegu can be viewed here. 

The three projects that were competing for the award were: 

"The Ceremony of Space Creating a secular alternative to the multitude of religious buildings in Stockholm with tools retrieved from the past and the present for the future" by Susanna Lindvall 

"LYS I GLASA - LIGHT IN THE WINDOWS - Transformation of an apple farm located by a river in Hardanger" by Vilde Kjærsdalen and Benjamin A. Velure

"THE 03 ASSEMBLY PALACE - A contextualized restructure and adaptation of local assets in Fjell, Drammen" by Atdhe Belegu

A large audience of students and teachers at BAS 

The winner did a presentation of his projects for the audience, in addition he met with next years diploma candidates to share his experience on the process of diploma work.  His presentation can be viewed here

BAS congratulates the winner, and appreciates the support from Statsbygg! 


*Statsbygg is the Norwegian government's key advisor in construction and property affairs, building commissioner, property manager and property developer.

Statsbygg is a public sector administration company responsible to the Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs, Statsbygg provides appropriate, functional premises to public sector enterprises, as well as realising prevailing sociopolitical objectives in relation to architecture, governmental planning interests, preservation of heritage sites and the environment.