Life in all its settings
We propose to implement a new recreational connection on the edge of Risøy. The Risøy Route has experiential variation, and can be divided into an urban part, a harbour part and an industrial part. By making the nature, the sea, and the industrial cultural heritage accessible, the edge of the island and the island itself will become a destination for Haugesund, potentially the entire Haugeland. Everyone will have more access to the common area which surrounds the island: the water. Residents and visitors can watch and follow the fascinating industry of Aibel and the structures which are under development: a facilitation of the story of a century long cultural heritage and still to this day vital workplace in Haugesund. The combination of nature and large-scale industry so close to a city center is simply unique. The town needs to embrace the shipyard.
Risøy – life in all its settings received a special mention for being very true to the assignment and presenting a proposal that is clearly based on a good analysis as well as having a lot of potential and elegance. The proposal suggests organising the city plan through a red line incorporating the important areas, as well as several good overall interventions. The jury considers the idea of establishing a pedestrian road creating a circular connection around the whole island with stops as very positive, and the same goes for the plan to establish a green area connecting to a park to the north.
Associates: Jens Nyboe Andersen (DK), Karl Johan Baggins (DK) – landscape architects, Benedicte Rahbek (DK) – architect
Kronprinsessegade 10, 3 tv. 1306 Copenhagen K
1. How did you form the team for the competition?
We have worked together for years and we have participated in Europan before, so it was natural to form a team again.
2. How do you define the main issue of your project, and how did you answer on this session main topic, Living cities?
It’s interesting with an overall topic. But with the topic in mind, we tried to focus on what we believed was actually needed on the site of Risøy. While working on our site analysis and our concept, the main topic came and went in the process. It played a big part in some decisions and in others a smaller one.
4. Have you treated this issue previously? What were the reference projects that inspired yours?
We are not working with a special reference project in mind. We use our own library when we work, it’s multiple project references and experiences that helps us. But first of all, it’s the site and our analysis of the site that decides the take and the direction we go.
5. Urban-architectural projects like the ones in Europan can only be implemented together with the actors through a negotiated process and in time. How did you consider this issue in your project?
It seems like there is a will from Haugesund municipality to continue working with the winning team. That’s of course a motivator when participating.
6. Is it the first time you have been awarded a prize at Europan? How could this help you in your professional career?
Jens and Karl won Europan 13 in Ørsta, Norway, with architect Maria Crammond. After winning an implementation process took place together with the municipality of Ørsta. That gave us the possibility of creating a temporary office for almost 2 years. So winning Europan can really change your career. But it depends on the given municipality and it’s will to continue working with the winning team. We have some great memories from Ørsta. A special mention in Risøy won't change our careers, but it's of course a great honor.
Function: architecture, landscaping
Average age of the associates: 32 years old
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