Client: Bergen Kommune
Location: Bergen, Norway
Dwellings: 225 Homes
Our competition entry for the Europan 13 site in Bergen, Norway. The site is a disused industrial plant in the Møllendal district to the south of Bergen. The site is a long, slither of land running between the cemetery to the south and the shore of Store Lundegarde to the north. Our proposal sets out a framework for a new urban neighbourhood. The layout extends the walking routes from the surrounding hills through the site as a series of linear gardens connecting the hillside with the shore and establishing an intricate network of terraces.
We developed a basic model for the housing based on clusters of 8 or so homes along with another, ancillary space that might have been a co-house, crèche, community centre, shop or workshop. These spaces were located on the corners of each block, bringing activity to the lanes running through the site.