Nordic Architecture on Tour - Norway

2nd lecture -”National Tourist Routes in Norway - Traces of Our Time“ In partnership with Architectuurwijzer

The event sheds light on Norwegian knowledge of adapting architecture to a rugged topography. This will be done with the help of a case study, National Tourist Routes, which is a government-initiated project of creating architectural scenery and tourist-friendly infrastructure, such as rest stops and viewpoints.

Presenting the project is speaker Per Ritzler, responsible for Media and International Relations at the National Tourist Routes in Norway. He will focus on Norwegian nature, architecture and art within the National Tourist Routes.

Beate Hølmebakk of Manthey Kula, an architectural office that has been involved in the project, is the second speaker. She is known for her compelling vision of architecture and she also works as a professor at Oslo School of Architecture.

The lecture will be closed by the well-known Brussels based landscape architect Bas Smets. He will reflect upon the National Tourist Routes in Norway and compare it to the Flemish approach.

The event is part of a lecture series of the official architectural organisation of Limburg, Architectuurwijzer. An informal gathering for local and Nordic professionals will follow the lectures.

Wednesday 23 October


C-mine Cultuurcentrum, C-mine 10, Genk


Nordic Architecture on Tour is initiated and coordinated by the Nordic cultural institutes and embassies in Belgium: the Danish Cultural Institute for the Benelux, the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux and the Embassies of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

The local partners of the project are Archipel, Architectuurwijzer, CIVA - Centre International pour la Ville, l'Architecture et le Paysage,  C-mine, M – Museum Leuven, Stad en Architectuur, Université de Liège and Vlaams Architectuurinstituut.

The project is supported by Nordic Culture Fund.         

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