Slipway Housing Complex in Mandal

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Slipway Housing Complex in Mandal

Contemporary Apartment Buildings in Norway – design by Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

14 Mar 2018

Slipway Housing Complex

Design: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Location: Mandal, Norway

Slipway Housing Complex

Slipway Housing Complex in Mandal

The “Slippen” housing complex is located in the district of Lower Malmø, at the exit of Mandalselva in the Mannefjord. The town of Mandal has some very special qualities with its location where the river meets the sea, and a stunningly beautiful timber architecture. Lower Malmø on the eastern side of the river has historically been an industrial area, but this is currently under development and will in future become a vital part of Mandal’s vibrant city life.

The project is iconic with its unique roof forms and minimal window details, while at the same time evoking the character of the local surroundings, taking its inspiration from the unique character of Mandal: the encounter between timber construction and the open sea. The architecture is steeped in local vernacular building traditions, but with a new and modern interpretation.

Slipway Housing Complex in Mandal

Slipway Housing Complex in Mandal

The project organizes four residential buildings around a common outdoor area. A longer building is located to the north along Ballastgata. Towards the riverfront, there are three smaller residential buildings. These are generously spaced apart; providing ample visibility from all the apartments towards the ocean, as well as letting plenty of sunlight into the common outdoor areas.

Slipway Housing Complex in Mandal

This first phase of the development contains 46 apartments divided into 16 different types. The size of the apartments ranges from 65 sqm up to 175 sqm. All apartments have balconies and some rooms are double height mezzanines. All the penthouse apartments have private roof terraces. The project is fully in accordance with Norwegian requirements for universal design.

Slipway Housing Complex in Mandal

Slipway Housing Complex in Mandal

The buildings have traditional pitched roofs inspired by the local building traditions of southern Norway. The facades and roofs are clad in untreated cedar with balconies facing southwest. Great emphasis has been placed on the relationship between the outdoor spaces and the shared building functions. All the apartment layouts are highly effective and well organized, placing great emphasis on the provision of daylight, open views and good flow between the indoor and outdoor facilities. All drainpipes, door and window frames and other exterior components have been carefully designed to be as discreet and delicate as possible, which has given the houses a clean and sharp design language.

Slipway Housing Complex in Mandal

Slipway Housing Complex in Mandal

Slipway Housing Complex – Building Information

Type: Planning, Residential
Location: Mandal, Norway
Program: Housing complex of four buildings for 46 apartments
Client: Laksesoben Eiendom AS
Size: 7.900 sqm
Commission type: Direct commission (2013)
Status: Completed (2016)
Design Team: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

Slipway Housing Complex in Mandal

Photography: Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter

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