Nordbyen – Arctic Pilot


typeUrban Planning
clientMunicipality of Tromsø
dateSpring 2016
statusParallell commission
teamØystein Rø, Espen Røyseland, Håvard Skarstein, Gauthier Durey, Emilie Bergrem, Søren Olav Saanum Bessesen, Phoebe Chu
collaboratorsMDH arkitekter, Steinsvik arkitekter, Transsolar Klimaeenginering, COWI, Halvor Weider Ellefsen

The vision explores how the ocean can become the fundament for a new district in Tromsø, blurring the line between urban and sub sea space. Part of the development is on floating and semi- floating structures preserving the sub surface biodiversity and water currents. Using pillars and floating structures instead of traditional landfills creates opportunities for alternative energy and food production.