Reykjavik Industrial Seaside Redevelopment

Reykjavik Seaside Redevelopment, Iceland Masterplan, Building, Architect, Architecture

Reykjavik Industrial Seaside Redevelopment

Iceland Building – design by FELIXX with JVantSpijker, Architects

29 Jan 2014

Redevelopment plan of an industrial seaside area in Reykjavik

Location: Iceland

Design: Felixx with JVantSpijker

Dutch team wins competition in Reykjavik

FOR THE REDEVELOPMENT OF VOGABYGGÐ, REYKJAVIK.

Architecture Competition in Iceland – winning plan

28-01-2014 – Two Rotterdam based offices jvantspijker and Felixx will design the new redevelopment plan of an industrial seaside area in Reykjavik, Iceland. The firms have won the first prize through an invited two-stage competition. The plan consists of 110.000 square meters of mixed use program, including four hundred new dwellings.

Reykjavik Industrial Seaside

The location is tightly embedded within a port and transshipment area, a residential area and a large nature reserve. The competition is one of the first focus areas of a large long-term masterplan set up by the municipality of Reykjavik. The overarching plan commits to redevelopment, densification and sustainability.

Reykjavik Industrial Seaside

The firms jvantspijker (planning and architecture) and Felixx (landscape architecture) used the ambition of densification to reconnect the urban area of Reykjavik to the surrounding Icelandic landscape. “In the current situation landscape and city are related as the inverse of each other”, according to the Rotterdam design team.

Reykjavik Industrial Seaside

“The renewed link between urban and nature functions as the base for various spatial identity carriers and will be translated into a strong network of connections through the city and adjacent nature reserve. The jury praised the “ambition and high quality” of the proposal and the for Reykjavik’ standards innovative compact and integrated approach to planning and landscape.”

Reykjavik Industrial Seaside

The design presents itself as a community by the sea, where community making and local identity is the central theme. The plan is therefore approached from the urban vision of “Making City”, with clear key themes as good connectivity, streets, integrated parking solutions, diversity and ecology. The existing buildings are carefully deployed as identity carriers, the existing infrastructure is transformed into an urban fabric that makes room for the central square along the water as new “place to be”.

Reykjavik Industrial Seaside

The municipality of Reykjavik and developer Hömlur, the initiators of the project, will proceed as soon as possible in collaboration with the winners, with the commitment to start as early as 2015 with the implementation of the plan. The coming period will be used by the designers and clients to discuss the next steps in the development process.

The winning design team is led by origin Icelandic urban designer Orri Steinarsson.

Reykjavik Industrial Seaside

EXTERNAL LINKS
www.jvantspijker.com
www.felixx.nl

Reykjavik Industrial Seaside Redevelopment Iceland, images / information from Felixx


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