Location: Ørnes, Norway
Status: Parallel Assignment, On-going
Size: 200.000 m2
Client: Meløy Kommune
Collaborators: White Architects
Team: Johann Magnus Kjartansson, Marit Justine Haugen
"Revitalization of a coastal town into a linear urban fabric, full of services and activities"
The parallel assignment for center development of the Coastal City of Ørnes has two main ambitions: First, to revitalize the town center in an era of growing e-commerce. Secondly, to develop a set of linear activity hubs along the municipality.
The current city center suffers from neglectance and shortage of visitors and young residents. The project rethinks the city center through different interventions, such as cross generations programs, new square, parks and building transformations.
The linear coastal town
Promenade along the old harbour
Masterplan Ørnes centrum
Cross section Ørnes centrum
Sustainable housing for youth
The existing elderly center is transformed into sustainable housing for youth who wish to live closer to the town center
The town hall park
The town square
The town square faces the sea and introduce a new multipurpose building that offers cross generation activities and services to the whole community