This 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.
- A design concept for a nursing home with 60 – 70 units.
- A design concept for a scalable housing programme with that is sensitive and well adapted to the site.Find innovative concepts that balance social sustainability with care for the ecological systems on the site.
- 210 596 inhabitants
- Project site
- 7.4 ha
- Site proposed by
- Trondheim municipality
- 1st prize: 12 000 EUR, 2nd prize: 6 000 EUR
- Commission for the winners: Commission valued at approximately 400.000 NOK (ex VAT) in 2024/25 for developing the proposal further. The exact content of the follow-up contract will be negotiated with the team based on the character of the proposal, the particular skill of the team, and evolving needs of the client. Trondheim municipality retains the option to increase the commission’s size and scope with another NOK 500.000 at a later stage.
A home for all
Imagining a bridge between the important past of Lade and its future should necessarily pass…
The proposal will treat the site as a park, keeping the hilltops open and strengthening the…
Way to care
In the beginning comes The Path. It meanders through the forests, fields and backyards of Østmarka.…
ØSTMARKA THERAPEUTICAL LANDSCAPES
The project tries to approach the landscape as a transformative element, capable of providing…
This proposal explores the links that can be created between different areas and types of living…
Community of care
Our proposal aims to reintroduce and strengthen the identity and character of Østmarka and fill it…
HOST THE PEOPLE MARK THE SITE
he project aims to connect to the urban fabric following the transversal direction towards the…
Our vision is to create an inclusive GARDEN FOR EVERYONE, encompassing people, animals, plants,…
The proposal bring the idea of creating inclusive environment with local functions for…
The proposal weaves and stitches together the interconnected needs of the Ostmarka site and its…
Home in the fields
Østmarka’s green areas and open fields act as a sanctuary for biodiversity, boasting a rich and…
GARD ING LADE
Our project approaches Lade as a coherent unit, where urban development is directly linked to the…
Regenerating Østmarka, presents a transformative proposal that encompasses revitalization,…
We propose to gradually create complex, adaptable and diverse neighborhoods based on a strategy of…
Music to my ears
Our project in Lade integrates music as a tool for care, therapy, and leisure, fostering a vibrant,…
Amongs the lawn and the forest
The main four strategies of the project are: to preserve and nurture the natural biotopes of the…