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Sep 27, 2023

Check out all the entries for Østmarka

The competition for the health and wellfare centre at Østmarka recieved a total of 16 entries.

The competition in Østmarka was about designing a concept for a nursing home and housing on a sensitive site in Trondheim. 

The task goes to the heart of the challenges intrinsic to the idea of sustainable development. A denser city requires more services and housing, putting pressure on existing green corridors and urban habitats. How do we prioritize, and how can sensitive and innovative architecture and programming not just mitigate the negative impacts but also create regenerative concepts for an equitable city for animals, plants as well as humans?

Plans for development on the site have met resistance among neighbours. They fear the loss of precious natural and cultural environments, old trees and fertile soil. The forest functions as a green lung for the area, allowing deer to move freely and the rolling hills of the meadow landscape are home to insects and pollinators. Lade is unique in Trondheim for its soft interaction between wildlife and people and functions as an important recreational area. Also, a grassroots initiative has shown interest in acquiring the derelict old wooden houses on the site to establish a housing coop that could provide affordable housing through self-builder methods and collective practices.

Trondheim municipality is entering Europan 17 to receive ideas and concepts for how to reconcile the contested character of the site, and develop it in a holistic way that can address both the concerns of inhabitants and provide the care services the overall population needs.

See all the submitted projects

Østmarka recieved a total of 16 entries. The winner is announced on the 4th of december 2023. 

Community of care

Host the people mark the site


Østmarka re-enacted


(Eld)itive Home

Østmarka therapeautical landscapes


Home in the fields

Way to care

Gård-ing Lade

Regenerating Østmarka

Living communities

A home for all

Music to my ears

Amongst the lawn and the forest