Social Housing in Bergen by Rabatanalab

Social Housing in Bergen

Social Housing in Bergen
Masterplan

The project area is situated in a unique area of Bergen in Norway. Located just outside the historic city centre on the south side of Store Lungegårdsvannet near the Møllendal River, the site has a long history as an industrial area, including milling back to the Middle Ages, and storage for the city’s technical department in recent times.

Social Housing in Bergen
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Much of the Møllendal area has for decades been inaccessible and unsuited for public use so making a fracture between two parts of the town. The project aims to reconnect and to give continuity to a new territory exploring transitions between land and water; the goal is to create the conditions for regenerating the area into an attractive and active waterfront neighborhood.

Social Housing in Bergen
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It will be linked to the city centre via a continuous park, where a new residential district of Møllendal emerges with a new role in the cityscape. Looking for new ways of the urban and architectural design, the project explores the theme of the “adaptable city” meant as need of sustainable development of the town in a context of economic crisis of the European cities.

Social Housing in Bergen
Concept

By taking account of this overall theme, the work shows a self-sufficient residential district which encourages more self-organization, social relationships and culture of sharing spaces and functions.

Social Housing in Bergen
Functions

The designed idea takes inspiration from the local typologies of the oldest part of the city of Bergen, named Bryggen, Unesco World Heritage. The result is an equilibrate sequence of long housing blocks, small yards, intimate patios, privates and public spaces. Source by Rabatanalab.

Social Housing in Bergen
Program

Location: Bergen, Norway
Architects: Rabatanalab
Project Team: Daniele Molinari, Rocco Salomone, Hector Montero Docarragal, Maria Jesus Romero Jimenez, Margherita Rossi
Collaborators: Ciro Gordon, Verdiana Spicciarelli
Client: Municipality of Bergen
Area: 80.000 sqm
Year: 2015
Status: Competition entry
Images: Courtesy of Rabatanalab

Social Housing in Bergen
Site plan
Social Housing in Bergen
Site
Social Housing in Bergen
Ground Floor Plan
Social Housing in Bergen
Typical Floor Plan
Social Housing in Bergen
Typologies
Social Housing in Bergen
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