Client: Ålesund kommune
Task: Open competition
Program: Housing, offices, public functions, retail, bus terminal, cruise kai
Size: ca. 65.000 m2
ompetition entry for a 65.000m2 mixed-use urban plan in the city centre of Ålesund. In a conceptual gesture, two intersecting stripes of buildings respond to the site’s context and organize the various parts of the program as well as the site’s complex logistics. A public strip houses commercial activity, its acts as a continuation of the commercial city centre. The other strip contains housing: apartments for different families and different ages organized around
green, wind-free courtyards. Where both stripes intersect and meet the Brosundet, a new plaza gives Ålesund a focal point for festivals and cultural events.