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Hans-Petter Bjørnådal

Hans-Petter Bjørnådal is a Norwegian architect who graduated with a Master’s degree in Architecture from the Bergen School of Architecture (BAS) in 2003. His unique approach to architecture is deeply influenced by his studies in social anthropology, landscape ecology, and philosophy. Hans-Petter Bjørnådal’s work transcends traditional architectural boundaries, incorporating elements of scenography and an intense focus on the research of nomadic cultures and the relationship between modern humans and nature. Since establishing his own architectural studio in 2007, Hans-Petter Bjørnådal has been recognized for his innovative and socially relevant projects. His work has garnered several awards and was notably featured in the Nordic Pavilion during La Biennale Di Venezia in 2016. His projects are known for their artistic and social anthropological perspective, often blending architecture with complex cultural narratives. Hans-Petter Bjørnådal’s works have received international attention, being published in renowned publications such as Topos, Byggekunst, Architizer, Designboom, and Arch Daily. One of his notable projects, the environmental theatre Klemet, was a finalist in the Architizer 2015 + Awards. His commitment to sustainability is evident in his efforts to harmonize culture, landscape, and narratives with nature. Hans-Petter often collaborates with students, artists, and various communities through workshops, emphasizing the importance of communication in his projects. Hans-Petter Bjørnådal has been engaged in many noteworthy endeavors. This include a public space art project outside Grønnåsen School for the Tromsø municipality, and the project Spheres, which was exhibited during the Venice Biennale 2021 and was presented at Kristiansund Kunsthall in February 2022. Currently, he is involved with the opening ceremony for Bodø 2024, collaborating with Phase7, Nordland Teater and Ada Jurgensen. Hans-Petter Bjørnådal’s career is a testament to his commitment to exploring architecture as a medium for storytelling and cultural expression, striving to create spaces that resonate with people’s experiences in the modern world.

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