Wenche Selmer - Tradition und Moderne : Die Synthese von Tradition und Moderne in Wenche Selmers Architektur

Momberg, Cordia; van den Bergh, Wim (Thesis advisor); Uitz, Jörg (Thesis advisor)

1rd. - Aachen (2017, 2018)
Dissertation / PhD Thesis

Dissertation, RWTH Aachen University, 2017


The architectural work of Wenche Selmer starting in the Norwegian postwar period following a main creative period until the 1990s was defined by a turning point in Norwegian architecture. Marked by national search for identity and the influence of international architectural movements, Wenche Selmer had developed her own architectural language in between tradition and modernism. She actively participated in the architectural discussions ofher time. Through her work and her teaching at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) she made a major contribution to the Norwegian Architectural development and influenced the subsequent generations of architects. Selmer was awarded in 1963 with the Sundts Prize and in 1969 with the Norwegian Wood prize. In 2013 she was nominated to belong to the 100 most important women in Norway as a "Pioneer of Architecture".