"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." Statsbygg has therefore agreed with BAS for the distribution of such a student award. BAS has decided that this should be done in relation to the diploma projects, and the censors at the exam will nominate three diploma projects that are submitted to a jury in Statsbygg. Now the winner is chosen, and the award will be given out at BAS on Thursday 30.November at 1200. Read more.

The other architecture schools in Norway have the same arrangement, and this is also done within the fields of landscape architecture and interior architecture.

2012 was the first year that BAS participated on this, and Statsbygg will come to BAS on Thursday 30.November to announce the winner for 2017, which will receive a check of NOK 20.000,-. 

There will be an event in the Large Auditorium at 1200 hrs. and we wish students and teachers welcome. The winning-project will be presented after announcement by Statsbygg. 

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




*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.