ADVANCED ARCHITECTURE STUDIO

  1. FOUR FACES

    Bergen

    Norway, 2015

     

    PROGRAM: Mixed use

    SIZE: 27820 m2

    TYPE: International competition

    ARCHITECT: Maris Bardins, Didzis Jaunzems, Klinta Pickaine, Kristaps Kleinbergs, Paula Bloma

     

    Traditionally public space in a city is streets and squares distributed between buildings. Our vision is to consolidate these city fragmentations into 4 unified much larger public spaces - four faces - open and shared with whole Bergen city providing possibilities of gathering, gardening, doing sports and being close with nature. This approach enables us to construct a neighborhood with integrated large scale greenery, create feeling of openness and sharing with surrounding areas, generate culture and living in harmony with diversities. To further enhance the effect of sharing, we propose to avoid traditional segregation morphologies of a city by creating 3 hybrid buildings where various urban typologies are merged together.

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