Sustainable Architecture Beyond the Arctic Circle

09/09/22 - 30/10/22
Jaroslav Fragner Gallery
Sustainable Architecture Beyond the Arctic Circle



The project is in line with the long-term strategy of Jaroslav Fragner Gallery & Architectura in their search for the use of current architecture as an important factor to maintain the quality of open landscape or public space. It follows up on projects focusing on environmental architecture and art as a tool to improve the urban public space. In the past, some of these projects were prepared in cooperation with our partners from the donor countries, such as Artscape Norway, Artscape Island, Arctic Nordic Alpine – In the dialogue with the Landscape). An important aspect is the search for tools for the discussion on sustainable tourism as part of the circular economy.


This bilateral activity also involves visual art as it presents the topics for general public at a photography exhibition, including videos.


The bilateral cooperation aims at developing the discussion on the role of the sustainable architecture as part of the adaptation for climatic changes. It will enable the presentations of model examples of landscape sustainability, both in environmental terms and with regards to the increased tourism in popular areas. An important part of the project is the meeting of Norwegian and Czech experts discussing the possibilities to present strategic goals for the sustainable architecture in locations exposed to climatic extremes and tourism.




► Bilateral journey / May 2022


Meeting with the Norwegian experts and partners in Oslo

ARFO – Jiří Havran

Snohetta –Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Jette Hopp

Rintala Eggertsson – Dagur Eggertsson


Institutions to be visited – DogA, ROM, National museum (Architecture)


Meeting with partners and discussion of the main project topics.

Selection of architectural projects and realizations to be presented at the exhibition and discussed at lectures and debates during the exhibition organized as part of the Landscape Festival Prague 2022.


► Bilateral journey / July 2022


A bilateral photographic journey with Jiří Havran, featuring possible meetings with representatives of the photographed institutions in selected locations.


Tromsø/UIT – The Arctic University of Norway

Bodø/ Rintala Eggertsson studio

Svalbard/ Longyearbyen

Svalbard Science Centre, Svalbard Global Seed Vault

Svalbard Museum, Kunstahall Svalbard, Gallery Svalbard

Lofoten/ Norwegian Tourist Routes

Kawi Factory – art platform





Exhibition / September, October 2022


Jaroslav Fragner Gallery


curators – Dan Merta, Jiří Havran


photos of realized buildings, presentation of the projects – proposals, videos

the final content will be consulted with experts during the first bilateral journey

  • Public buildings
  • Buildings for tourists, including the facilities on Norwegian hiking routes
  • Infrastructure and urban design


Selected examples / realizations



Akureyri Culture House

Myvathn Thermal Bath

Visitor Centre Borgarfjordur Eystri 

Husavik Sea Bath




Norwegian Tourist Routes – Lofoen Andoya, Senja

Tromsø Library

Fleinvaer Refugium

Bodø Town Hall



Kiruna Recolation

Kunskapshuset Gallivare

Tree Hotel

Data Center FC

Sara Kulturhus



Ilulissat Icefjord Centre



lectures, debate / September 2022

presentation of important buildings and discussion of the development of sustainable architecture in terms of technology and environmental policy

  • Current strategy
  • Future strategy – zero carbon footprint, active houses




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