The shoreline of Risøy once enabled the island to become an economically prospering and lively district in Haugesund. As the economic growth continued, with the herring fishery industry and later through engineering and construction, the strong connection to the waterfront gradually declined.Today, the shoreline of Risøy can be interpreted as two separate entities: the lifeline of Aibel’s presence on the island and as forgotten or privatised pockets, hidden away from city life. AQUA/CULTURE proposes the revitalization of the coastline and neighbourhoods of Risøy through three key strategies: public spaces, local biodiversity, and circular economic growth. Can we imagine an alternative waterfront development where bottom-up initiatives, a holistic ecological strategy and the social potential of urban swimming together form a long-term, sustainable plan for Risøy?
The third space
The Third Space brings these users and functions together in the heart of the island and divides…
Ripples in the water
Through a series of scenarios, the project investigates how developments at Risøy can contribute to…
Life in all its settings
We propose to implement a new recreational connection on the edge of Risøy. The Risøy Route has…