Klaksvik City Center Competition

KLAKSVIK – CURRENT CONDITIONS:

fast growth – no center

Klaksvik – a town rich in cultural heritage, natural resources, and history – is experiencing an increasing need for a center that re-defines Klaksvik as an important enclave true to its history and culture, while enhancing its seafaring legacy rebranding itself as a forward thinking town that becomes an iconic anchor for the Faroe Islands.

INTERVENTION – THE FUTURE:

nexus building – the natural evolution. 

CRUX

This proposal seamlessly extends the existing fabric of Klaksvik while introducing new building typologies based on those found in other Faroese cities. The intervention creates a well-defined urban center that incorporates the highest values and enhances community life. The creation of a well choreographed sequence of spaces and buildings weave civic, residential and commercial uses into a rich assembly that is designed to house a variety of venues: from the casual visit to music and movie festivals.

CLIMATE + ENVIRONMENT

The design responds to climatic and environmental concerns in order to maintain the center active throughout the year. Site and climate-responsive building frontages, streets and courts are planned as intimate public spaces that can be enjoyed during the summer months. In addition, a secondary mobility system of continuous enclosed galleries and operable arcades is intended to provide a sheltered, walkable environment during the wintertime.

Building volumes and heights are designed to enhance views and maximize sunlight exposure based on the low sun angles. Similarly, the interlocking building blocks’ orientation and placement shelters the intervention from prevailing winds by interrupting their natural path, thus protecting the center from strong, direct ocean winds.

PROPOSAL

New Klaksvik Center becomes the new nexus of the city that makes use of the natural placement, commercial uses and civic venues to create a vibrant enclave organized around the main element that makes Faroese culture, life and history special: a continuous and direct relationship to water and to the surrounding landscape.

KEY CONCEPTS + DESIGN PROCESS          

Compactedness | Densification | Tradition | Water Ways | Diversity + Interest | Choreographed Views | Memorable Places | Wind-Walls | Summer/Winter Mobility

 

In collaboration with Castillo Arquitectos

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卡拉卡斯维克——现状:

快速增长——无城市中心

卡拉卡斯维克——一个拥有丰富文化传统、自然资源及历史的城镇——正面临着对城市中心与日俱增的需求,以将卡拉卡斯维克重新定义为一个忠于当地历史与文化的重要地区,并强化其航海遗产使之转变成为一个思维超前的城镇,一颗法罗群岛上的明珠。

设计介入——未来:

纽带建筑——自然演变

难题

当引入由法罗群岛其他城市已有建筑类型变化而来的新建筑形式时,这一设计无缝延伸了卡拉卡斯维克的现有城市肌理。新的设计介入创造了一个界定清晰的城市中心,一个具有最高价值并优化社会生活的中心。精心安排的空间与建筑序列交织构建了一个含有公共、居住和商业用途的丰富集合,并计划承载多种空间场所:从休闲游览到音乐电影节。

气候

设计回应了气候与环境方面的关注,以使城市中心在全年均能保持活力。场地与适应气候的建筑正立面、街道与庭院均布置以形成供夏季享受使用的亲密公共空间。另外,由连续闭合展廊与可启闭柱廊组成的附属交通系统将在冬季时节提供一个有遮蔽的步行环境。

建筑设计体量与高度强化了视线效果,并以当地低日照角为据最大化日光照射。类似的,通过阻断盛行风的自然路径,指定方向与位置的连串建筑组群为新的设计介入提供了保护,使该中心免受直接的海洋强风影响。

设计企划

新卡拉卡斯维克市中心成为了城市中新的结点,运用自然位置、商业用途和公共场所来创造一个充满活力的区域,而这一切均围绕着创造法罗群岛文化、生活和历史特殊性的主元素——与水及周边景观连续且直接的联系——所组织展开。

主体概念设计进程

紧密度 | 致密化 | 传统 | 水路 | 多样+趣味 | 视线编排 | 记忆场所 |阻风墙 | 夏季/冬季交通