Location: Brekstad, Norway
Status: Parallel Assignment, Proposal
Size: 300.000 m2
Client: Ørland Municipality
Collaborators: C.F Møller, Dronning Landskape, TØI
Team: Ingeborg U. Barlaup, Marit Justine Haugen, Dan Zohar
How can Brekstad, a coastal town in Trondheimsfjord in Norway, be a model community to promote sustainable growth?
New Horizons Brekstad
Since the 1990s the municipal authority has been working towards a vision, where functions, such as the town hall and cultural institutions, are moved to the waterfront area. The proposals for a new master plan take this vision further in the same direction.
Our proposals seek to amplify Brekstad's unique identity as a coastal town: The idea is to centralise urban life - the town hall, and the cultural, business and retail sectors - around the ferry landing and town square, which will mean that citizens can walk or cycle to most features in the local area, using public transport only when they need to travel further afield, e.g. taking the ferry to Trondheim.
The landscape and coastline of Brekstad is teeming with birds and protected under the terms of the international Ramsar Convention. These unique features should be emphasised as characteristic of the town and we seek to preserve them right in the heart of the town by means of fertile green belts between housing and e.g. a waterfront promenade and bicycle paths along the coast. The new structure of the town will be designed so that buildings get plenty of daylight while providing protection from icy winds blowing in from the sea, to ensure that Brekstad provides as warm and attractive an urban environment as possible.
Brekstad urban plan
Fru Ingers Plass
The Green Courtyard
The Blue Courtyard
The old dairy factory park
Recycled plastic bottle pavillion
A hangout for the younger generation in the recycled plastic bottle pavillion
Section through the Dairy park
The Art Mole & The Harbour bath