ZW840 - LARVIKSTERRASSEN
The dramatic cliffside separating the harbor and city of Larvik recalls the many cities of the world that have leveraged similar features through a funicular tramway or an elevator. We propose the creation of an elevator that will improve access and create continuity with the city grid and center. By extending a floating walkway from the Bøkerfjellet park the current railway and roadway are bypassed entirely. We also propose a historically sensitive reprogramming of the structures surrounding the redesigned harbor to better integrate the neighboring residential area. Environmental impact is minimized through re-use of the existing built environment and improving vegetation along with easier access to it.
An existing building transforms into a marine biodiversity research center, promoting awareness.…
TOPOGRAPHY FOR LIFE
Our design emphasizes sustainability, heritage respect, and community participation.
Community as centre
To resolve the physical disconnection between the city and the harbour, the project proposes an…