What is FutureBuilt

FutureBuilt´s vision is to show that climate neutral urban areas, based on high quality architecture, are possible. The aim is to complete 50 pilot projects with the lowest possible greenhouse gas emissions. These prototypes will also contribute to a good city environment.

Man-made climate change is one of the big challenges of our time. Our climate gas emissions must be reduced drastically, and this will in turn have big consequences for urban planning and architecture. The Oslo region is the largest urban area in Norway. The region is rapidly expanding, with an estimated population growth of 40 percent in the next 30 years. This implies development of new housing, workplaces and transport infrastructure.

To support climate friendly urban development the municipalities in the western part of the Oslo region – Oslo, Bærum, Asker and Drammen – have launched FutureBuilt.

The pilot projects are set to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transport, energy and material consumption by at least 50 per cent. They will involve high quality architecture and contribute to a better environment for urban dwellers. The pilot projects are meant to inspire and change practices in both the private and the public sector.

By March 2020 FutureBuilt includes 54 pilot projects dealing with:

  • Urban areas
  • Schools
  • Kindergartens
  • Office buildings
  • Cultural centres
  • Housing projects
  • Cycling projects


FutureBuilt is a collaboration between 10 partners: the municipal authorities of Oslo, Bærum, Asker and Drammen, the Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation, the Norwegian State Housing Bank, Enova (Norwegian energy national fund), the National Office of Building Technology and Administration, the Green Building Alliance and the National Association of Norwegian Architects.

FutureBuilt book

Would you like to know more about FutureBuilt - what we do and how we work? Then we suggest that you download our book FutureBuilt 10 years, published May 2019. If you would like the printed version, please send an e-mail to futurebuilt@futurebuilt.no.



If you have any questions, please contact Pia Bodahl, Head of Communications.

Illustration: Deichman Bjørvika - the new main library in Oslo. Developer: City of Oslo. Architect: Lund Hagem Arkitekter AS/Atelier Oslo