About

Vigsnæs + Kosberg ++ Architects originates from the well-renowned firm ‘Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Arkitekter MNAL’, which has existed since 1996, when it was established by Einar Jarmund and Håkon Vigsnæs. Alessandra Kosberg joined as partner in 2004.

As of August 2019, two of three partners; Håkon Vigsnæs + Alessandra Kosberg reestablished the firm in part with new partners ++.

Vigsnæs + Kosberg ++ Architects are involved in projects scaling from urban planning to custom interiors; aiming to cover all corners of the architectural field. We give priority to early participation in creative programming and place emphasis on an attentive relationship towards surroundings. We pay attention to independent concepts for every single project, avoiding any general stylistic approaches + we search to find that something ‘extra’++ which opens up a new dimension of identity and added value to the project.

The majority of our finished work are public buildings + housing projects, projects that span in scale and scope from newbuilds to transformations and refurbishments ++.

We wish to take part in a positive change, expanding on our experience with refurbishments, transformations and reuse, + learning and evolving as a practice with awareness of our future impact.

With the strength in a new constellation + a new set of values for us to grow on, ++ the skills, experience and joy of architecture that we bring with us from the past:

We look brightly towards the future grounded on our roots of past experience.

Awards

Grosch Medaljen 2018 For general practice
Vigsnæs + Kosberg ++ Arkitekter // Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects
The National Wood Award 2015 For general practice
Statens Byggeskikkspris 2015– shortlisted Rabot Tourist Cabin
Riba Award 2012. Dune House, Suffolk
Mies van der Rohe Award 2012. Shortlisted. Dune House, Suffolk
Mies van der Rohe Award 2011. Nominated. Oslo International School
Murverksprisen 2011 Norwegian Ministry of Defense
World Architecture Festival 2010: Shortlist category: House Rock house / Summer House Vestfold
12th International Architecture Biennale, Buenos Aires 2010 Critics’ (CICA) International Architecture Award: Oslo international School
Statens Byggeskikkspris 2009 – shortlisted Oslo International School
World Architecture Festival 2009: Shortlisted in the category “House”: Farm House
Nordnorsk Arkitekturpris 2009 Gimsøystraumen/ Dønning Youth Society
Forum AID Award 2009 shortlisted for finals Farm House.
Oslo Bys arkitekturpris 2008, honorable ment Norwegian Ministry of Defence, Akershus fortress, Oslo
World Architectural Festival 2008. Nominated/Shortlisted Oslo International School
Byggeskikksprisen 2008 - Asker (Architectural award, awarded by Asker municipality) Galleri Trafo
Statens Byggeskikkspris 2008 – finalist, 2nd place Dønning Community Building
The Copper in architecture award 13 (2007). Highly Commended. Svalbard Science Centre
Mies van der Rohe Award 2007. Nominated. Svalbard Science Centre
Forum AID Award 2006- shortlisted for finals Svalbard Science Centre
AR Awards 2005. Commended. Svalbard Science Centre
Record Houses Award for excellence in design 2004 / Architectural Record, USA The Red House
Anton Christian Houens fonds Diploma 2003 Oslo School of Architecture
Oslo Bys arkitekturpris 2002, honourable mention (Architectural award, awarded by the city of Oslo) Oslo School of Architecture
Blueprint Architecture Award 2002, finalist best refurbished public building Oslo School of Architecture
Norsk Lyspris 2001 Arkitekthøgskolen Oslo / Oslo School of Architecture
AR Awards 2001, Highly Commended Administration building for the governor of Svalbard