« between urban and green. »

Bergen, Norway
16 000 m²
Elida Mosquera, Jerome Picard, Miriam Sharp Pierson, Kjartan Neckelmann
intergenerational housing
At the meeting point between the heterogeneous urban intertwining - shopping center, high-rise blocks and detached houses - this new urban area will solve several challenges: to create an ambitious urban and landscape density without hindering the development of an attractive living environment for Bergen.

The project meets the problems of the plot through two complementary characters: a dense typology with a dynamic profile next to a new urban axis and a landscape profile with soft transitions to the housing community.

This urban logic reflects the obvious challenges of the plot, the axis responds to a scale of future urban projects and makes it possible to create an acoustic damper for the inner part of the plot. In the landscape, the natural topography of the place creates a play of small channels that collect rainwater and works with a range of spaces and vegetation on different scales. We concentrate the water in the center of our space to create a visible expression that is accessible to all and can have a positive impact on the biodiversity in the area. One can enjoy large squares and smaller streets, as well as informal green areas, terraces and ramps.

The urban areas shall promote freedom and security with a focus on balancing public and private spaces in a solid manner. The residents of the project and the surrounding areas will be able to enjoy a natural atmosphere on a domestic scale.