BIWF 2014

14 04 2014

Bergen International Wood Festival 2014

11th–17th of May 2014

Bergen, Norway

Competition in constructing spatial structures in wood.



The winners…

25 05 2012

Of course, they were all winners, this years participants! However, the judges have spoken and here are the results of the Scandinavian jury.



End Of Festival

23 05 2012

Today the BIWF ended successfully. The winners of prizes will be announced as soon as possible. The finished works will remain on the site for one month. If you are visiting: Enjoy!



What’s going on at the building sites?

22 05 2012

The progress of the different projects are being documented each day.

Check out the galleries at BIWF Live!



The 2012 Festival has started

20 05 2012

The 2012 Bergen International Wood Festival has started at its new location in Vågsalmenningen in the centre of Bergen City. 18 teams from around 14 countries are participating this year. We wish them all good luck with their work!



Important notice

11 04 2012

The registration deadline has been postphoned due to various reasons.

New registration deadline is Friday 20th of April 2012



News this year

28 03 2012

Bergen International Wood Festival (BIWF) will this year take place in the historic city center of Bergen, in the borough called Vågsbunnen.
The festival itself takes place from the 18th – 23rd of May 2012.

Another new feature for this biennale is the collaboration with the City Conservation Office and the music festival Nattjazz. This means that the structures will form part of the music festival after BIWF itself is over – quite literally forming the portals into the festival area. Nattjazz (www.nattjazz.no) takes place back-to-back with BIWF, the 23rd of May – 2nd of June.



BIWF 2012

21 03 2012

The invitations for this years festival have been sent. Please notice the following dates:

Registration deadline: Friday 13th of April 2012

Sketches deadline: Monday 31st of April 2012

More info here



Winners of BIWF 2010

7 06 2010

1st PRIZE – ”SPINE (BROKEN)”
Authors: Javier ‘Mukta’ Gonzalez, Lorenz Becker, Hauke Schmidt (Chile/Germany)

2nd PRIZE – “RIPPLES”
Authors: Mariel Bacigalupe, Stephanie Fell (Chile)

3rd PRIZE – “CUBE ON THE MOON”
Authors: Ahmed Mansour , Ahmed El-Kafrawy, Donia Medhat (Egypt)

3rd PRIZE -“1 SMALL STEP FOR MAN, A GIANT LEAP EVEN FOR 2 HAMSTERS WORKING AS A TEAM”
Authors: Frode Ljøkjell, Vidar Laksfors (Norway)

Honorary mention 1 -“WP-REH”
Authors: Carl-Johan Rosén , Johan Ekenberg, Evelina Hartwig (Sweden)

Honorary mention 2 - “CRUSHING WAVE”
Authors: Eugene Boyle, Barry Dorgan, Shane O’Neill (Ireland)

Honorary mention 3 - “SHORT CIRCUIT”
Authors: Jes Saatterup, Sune Rasmussen, Kristoffer Vieth (Denmark)

Congratulations to all of you!



BIWF is (a)Live – again!

31 05 2010

The Bergen International Wood Festival 2010 has started and the construction site is filled with all the contestants and, er..wood, of course!

The weather is always an exciting factor when organizing something in Bergen, and so far it has been quite nice.

The first images from the freshly started projects have just been published, you will find them here.