Siv Helene Stangeland

Co-founder (Helen & Hard Architects)

Stavanger, NO

Co-founder of Helen & Hard Architects, Siv Helene Stangeland, with the National Museum of Norway, curated the Nordic Pavilion at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia. The project, What We Share: A Model for Co-living, shows how collaboration and spatial design can create both a community and a sustainable living environment.


Helen & Hard was founded in Stavanger, Norway in 1996, with offices in Stavanger and Oslo. They are a collective of 26 people from many different countries and cultural backgrounds and work with a wide range of project typologies and scales. These include individual private dwellings, large mixed-use commercial schemes, public cultural buildings, transformation, and urban development projects. Throughout their architecture, they strive to engage with and respond to the unique potential that lies within the local conditions of a place.

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