Klaksvi'k City Center

Open International Urban Design Competition

consegna entro il 27 aprile 2012

This urban design competition has been arranged by Klaksvi´k Town Municipality located in the northern part of the Faroe Islands. This brief is the basis of the urban design competition for the town center in Klaksvi´k and the competition outline is arranged by Klaksvi´k Municipality in cooperation with Selmar Nielsen Arkitektur and the competition conditions of Arkitektafelag Føroyar.

The competition is open to all. Proposals are due by 27th April 2012 at the latest.

Over the last 200 years, Klaksvi´k has grown from five settlements of a mere 100 people to a modern town of 5000 inhabitants. The large and swift population growth was triggered by the growing fishing industry, which led to the development of the areas along the shore for industrial purposes. The central part of town is virtually undeveloped and with a recent landfill in the center area, where the shore used to be, you are now invited to enter the contest for providing Klaks- vi´k with a masterplan for a new town center.

This contest was initiated so that Klaksvi´k may take advantage of the untapped resources that lie in the town's center. The ideas generated by this contest are to be used for the creation and arrangement of Klaksvi´k's town center, which will be comprised by new residential and commercial areas, offices, public institutions, and leisure areas; as well as all the ser- vices that citizens can expect from a town center. The winning entry will be used as the basis for new build-ing regulations and for inspiration for new construc- tion work in Klaksvi´k's center.

Klaksvi´k Municipality hopes to receive many en- tries and will award a total of 800,000 DKK. A 1st place prize of 400,000 DKK and a 2 nd place prize of 150.000 DKK will be awarded, in addition to other purchases of proposals and honorable mentions.

More information can be found on Klaksvi´k's website www.klaksvik.fo

The contest summary and supplemental documents can be downloaded from www.ark.fo.

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