Projects

The project list contains works from private practice prior to OCEAN, from OCEAN net (1994-98, 2020-…), OCEAN UK (1995-98), OCEAN NORTH (1998-2008), OCEAN Design Research Association (2008-18), and OCEAN A|E (2018-…).

2020 Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center – OCEAN net

International Design Competition

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2018-20 Forest Life – Densification Plan for Nesodden – OCEAN A|E

Urban and Landscape Design Research Project for Nesodden Municipality, Norway

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2016 Timber Terrain – OCEAN Design Research Association

Langley Vale Visitor Hub International Design Competition, Langley Vale, England

2013 OCEAN : Material – OCEAN Design Research Association

Exhibition Design for the OCEAN exhibition at Sklenar Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

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2012 Nested Catenaries 3 – Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel & e[ad]

Pilotproject, Open City Ritoque, Chile

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2012 Nested Catenaries 2 – Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel

Prototype, Oslo, Norway

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2010 Nested Catenaries 1 – Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel

Prototype, Oslo, Norway

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2009 Luminous Veil Membrane Screen – OCEAN Design Research Association

Membrane Screen Design, Izmir, Turkey

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2008 Membrella – OCEAN NORTH

Membrane Canopy Prototype

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2008 Bylgia Membrane Array – OCEAN NORTH

Installation Design for the OCEAN NORTH exhibition 2008 at FRAC Orléans

FRAC Centre Orléans Permanent Collection

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2008 Conception Performative – OCEAN NORTH

Exhibition Design for the OCEAN NORTH exhibition 2008 at FRAC Orléans

2008 Barely II Sound Installation – Natasha Barrett & OCEAN NORTH

Commissioned by Gallery ROM, Oslo, Norway

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2007 Barely I Sound Installation – Natasha Barrett & OCEAN NORTH

Commissioned by Ultima 2007, Ultima Festival 2007, Oslo, Norway

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2006 Czech National Library – OCEAN NORTH & Scheffler + Partner

International Design Competition, Prague, Czech Republic

Engineering: Bollinger & Grohmann Frankfurt

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2004-08 Jyväskylä Music and Art Center Phase 2 – OCEAN NORTH

Phase 2.1 commissioned by 2004 Venice Architectural Biennale Phase 2.2 commissioned by FRAC Center Orléans, France

FRAC Centre Orléans Permanent Collection

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2004 ScaTerrain In-line Skate Park – OCEAN NORTH

Commissioned by Busan Art Biennale & Busan Metropolitain Art Museum

2004 Platform KLEMM Development of Tallinn City Centre – OCEAN NORTH: Michael U. Hensel

Urban Design Consultancy

2002 Agora 1 Boundary Conditions – Natasha Barrett & OCEAN NORTH

Sound-active Installation, Oslo, Norway

2000-08 World Center for Human Concerns – OCEAN NORTH

Commissioned Design Study, New York City, USA

Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress Permanent Collection

FRAC Centre Orléans Permanent Collection

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2000-01 Evolving Narva – OCEAN NORTH

Pre-Masterplan Phase 1 & 2, Narva, Estonia

2000 Intensities – OCEAN NORTH

Stage and Installation Design, Helsinki, Finland

2000 Landsc(r)aper Urban Ring Brigde – OCEAN NORTH & Urban Office

Commissioned Design Study, Düsseldorf, Germany

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1999 Synthetic Landscape Pavilion – OCEAN NORTH

Research Project funded by the Research Council of Norway

1999 Synthetic Landscape 3 – OCEAN NORTH

Research Project funded by the Research Council of Norway

1999 Sandefjord Hotel – OCEAN NORTH

Commissioned Design Study, Sandefjord, Norway

1999 n-Fold Apartments – OCEAN NORTH

Commissioned Design Study, Cologne, Germany

1999 Köln Porz Wahn: 18 Semi-detached Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: Hensel Bauträger GMBH, Cologne.

1999 Odenthal Osenau: 4 Semi-detached Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: HABEGE Hensel GMBH, Cologne.

1998 Chamberworks – OCEAN NORTH

Installation at RAM Gallery Oslo, Norway

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1998 a-Drift Time Capsules – OCEAN NORTH

The New York Times Time Capsule Invited International Design Competition – Finalist

1998 Rösrath Schillerstrasse: 22 Terrace Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: Hensel Bauträger GMBH, Cologne.

1998 Odenthal Altenberger Strasse: 2 Tentroof Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: HABEGE Hensel GMBH, Cologne.

1997 Bergisch Gladbach Schildgen: 15 Terrace Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: Hensel Bauträger GMBH, Cologne.

1997 Future Vision for Kyoto – OCEAN UK

International Urban Design Competition

1996 Busan High Speed Railway Complex – OCEAN UK & Heahn Architects

International Design Competition

1996 Jeil’s Hospital for Women – OCEAN UK

Client: Jeil’s Hospital, Seoul, South Korea

1996 School for Film & TV Potsdam-Babelsberg – OCEAN + Yellow Six

Design Competition.

1996 Köln Worringen: 10 Terrace Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: Hensel Bauträger GMBH, Cologne.

1996 Niederkassel: 26 Terrace Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: Hensel Bauträger GMBH, Cologne.

1995 Nordic Landscape Forum – OCEAN

Nordic Countries Embassies International Design Competition – Honorable Mention.

1995 Erfurt High Speed Train Station – OCEAN

International Design Competition

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1995 Hennef Blocksberg: 8 Terrace Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: Muslu GmbH, Hennef, Germany.

1995 Köln Ostheim: 12 Terrace Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: Hensel Bauträger GMBH, Cologne.

1994 Liquid Landscape Forum – Michael Hensel & Ralf Walter

Europan International Design Competition.

1994 Yokohama International Ferry Terminal – Ulrich Königs & Michael U. Hensel

International Design Competition – Honorable Mention.

1994 Apartment Block Hennef Bonner Strasse – Michael U. Hensel

Client: Muslu GmbH, Hennef, Germany.

1994 Odenthal Altenberger Strasse: 18 Terrace Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: HABEGE Hensel GMBH, Cologne.

1992 A Thousand Grounds – Michael Hensel, Chul Kong, Nopadol Limwatanakul & Johan Bettum.

Spreebogen Parliamentary and Government Quarter International Urban Design Competition.

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1992 Virtual Grounds – Michael Hensel

Research Project.

1992 Austrian Cultural Forum – Amna Emir, Michael Hensel, Chul Kong & Nopadol Limwatankul

International Design Competition.

1992 Museum for Cologne Cathedral – Michael U. Hensel

Design Study – German Cement Industry Award.

1992 Apartment Block Venloer Strasse – Michael U. Hensel

Design Study.

1992 Odenthal Osenau: 8 Semi-detached Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: HABEGE Hensel GMBH, Cologne.

1992 Odenthal Dhünner Aue – Section D: 6 Semi-detached Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: HABEGE Hensel GMBH, Cologne.

1992 Odenthal Dhünner Aue – Section C: 8 Terrace Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: HABEGE Hensel GMBH, Cologne.

1992 Odenthal Dhünner Aue – Section A + B: 8 Semi-detached Houses – Michael U. Hensel

Client: HABEGE Hensel GMBH, Cologne.