OCEAN reference files

OCEAN reference files

Part of


  • Johan Bettum (archive creator)
  • OCEAN North (architectural firm)
  • Kivi Sotamaa (collaborator)
  • Bonsak Schieldrop (collaborator)
  • Kim Baumann Larsen (collaborator)
  • Markus Holmstén (collaborator)
  • Lasse Wager (collaborator)
  • Vesa Oiva (collaborator)
  • Hein van Dam (collaborator)
  • Tom Verebes (collaborator)
  • Michael Hensel (collaborator)
  • Boštjan Vuga (collaborator)
  • Andrew Wai-Tat-Yau (collaborator)
  • Vike Koskelo (collaborator)
  • Eva Castro (collaborator)
  • Kim Yong Jun (collaborator)
  • Tony Jones (collaborator)
  • Toni Kauppila (collaborator)


OCEAN reference files

Dates of creation


Level of archival description


Extent and Medium

  • 203 digital files (611 MB)

Scope and Content

Series consist of records associated with different projects devised by OCEAN and OCEAN North prior to 1999 and retained as reference material by Johan Bettum, who did not collaborate on every project.

Records occasionally include some photographs, but for the most part are images from work done with CAD software. These include plans, diagrams, renderings and views (sections, perspectives) of buildings, landscapes, exhibition scenography, and exhibited items. The amount and type of materials varies largely between projects.

Files were transferred to CCA on a CD and their timestamps suggests that materials were copied for reference purpose in the first few months of 1998. The CD cover bears the date of June 3rd 1999. Projects date from 1994 to 1998.

Projects included in the reference files are:

Barbican, London (OCEAN Helsinki): likely an exhibition design.

Museum, Buenos Aires (OCEAN U.K., 1997): a building design for a competition.

Finnish Embassy, Canberra (OCEAN Oslo & Helsinki, 1996): an international architectural competition entry.

Helsinki Nightclub (OCEAN Helsinki): a building design.

Jeil’s Hospital, Seoul (OCEAN U.K., 1996): a building design.

Jyväskylä Music and Arts Center (OCEAN Oslo & Helsinki, 1997): an international architectural competition entry. See also Series 1 for more records on this project.

Lasipalatsi Media Square (OCEAN U.K.): a landscape design.

Synthetic Landscape I-II, Oslo (OCEAN Oslo, 1995-1996): a landscape design. See also Series 1 for more records on this research project.

Surfscape, Helsinki (OCEAN Helsinki, 1997): sculpture for an exhibition.

Töölö Football Stadium, Hels. (OCEAN Oslo & Helsinki, 1997): an international architectural competition entry. See also Series 1 for more records on this project.

Urban Surfaces, Oslo (OCEAN, 1997-1998): photographs of an exhibition.


Ateljié Sotamaa. “Portfolio.” Accessed November 2017, http://portfolio.sotamaa.net/

OCEAN design Research Association, “Exhibitions.” Accessed November 2017, http://www.ocean-designresearch.net/index.php/exhibitions-mainmenu-120/list-of-exhibitions

FRAC, “Catalog, OCEAN.” Accessed November 2017, http://www.archilab.org/public/2000/catalog/ocean/oceanen.htm

OCEAN CN Consultancy Network, “Projects.” Accessed November 2017, http://ocean-cn.org/projects/

Reference Number



Materials were arranged by the creator and have been kept in its original order.

Language of material


Related units of description

  • Records for projects Synthetic Landscape (Phases 1 to 3), Töölö Football Stadium and Jyväskylä Music and Arts Centre are described in Series 1.


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    • Reference Number: AP194.S2.001
    • Title: OCEAN reference files
    • Dates of creation: 1998
    • Form: drawings, born digital
    • Catalogued items within this file 0


    • Johan Bettum (archive creator)


    File consists of the content from a CD labelled "OCEAN Archives Slides, vol.1". Most common file formats: Macintosh PICT Image, Adobe Photoshop

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 File

    Extent and Medium:

    • 203 digital files (611 MB)

    Credit line:

    Johan Bettum OCEAN North project records,
    Collection Centre Canadien d’Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal;
    Don de Johan Bettum/
    Gift of Johan Bettum


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