A Productive Archipelago
The city of Narvik hosts one of the most important research centre for new technologies and climate studies of the all Scandinavia.
A large community of students, researchers and workers from different parts of the world lives and works in this small city mostly known as a fundamental logistic hub in Norway.
The project development is divided into three phases, a longer process that allows to redistributes the functions in the site and to facilitate the integration between citizens and new young inhabitants.
Each building, as in a proper archipelago, has its own strong identity and function: a residential unit related to the streetscape of Kongensgate with an open ground floor, an office tower that visually connects the project site with Stein Rokkans Plass, a new small-industry workshop and a central building with a public arena, workshops and a museum.
The new technical quarter is a plurality of elements that exist thanks to their reciprocal autonomy, it is an ensemble of buildings that is open to the city, a flexible public frame for the whole Narvik community where cultural and productive activities are able to mix and meet.
Place: Narvik, Norway
Program: Mixed Use