Client: Senjen invest AS
Task: Feasibility study
Program: Housing, retail
Size: 2.300 m2
Called "Empire Tromsø" by the client and local media, this housing tower is an urban infill project on a left-out site in the center of Tromsø. The design relates to Trømsø's two most important historical streets. Skippergata was the main street before Tromsø got city status, and Storgata became the main street for "Empirebyen" after 1794.
The design takes up these two historical directions, and ads a third, vertical direction in one continues movement. Through this simple operation the building not only becomes a marker at the northern entrance of the old city centre, but also relates to future developments that will come up north of the city centre in the next decades.