Reusing historical buildings is not necessarily done by the act of demolition or alteration of existing structures; it can also be accomplished by extending them along the course of their history, thus updating their relationship with the surroundings. Instead of transforming the existing, this project rather proposes to extend them that inherit the lineage of its history to create a new chapter. The new extensions paradoxically renew the historical buildings without physically amending them but by caring for the relationships.Bordertown becomes a unique part of the city, an experimental Living Lab that is organised by students and visited by the public. The interactions are naturally encouraged on streets that are shaped in between the volumes making the area an extended part of the city.
Grensen 2030 places the synergy and continuous exchange between the existing and new at the focal…
The proposal works with ideas of integration, merging old and new, merging local and student…
By leveraging the benefits of informal settings and embracing the charm of heritage buildings, NTNU…