SKJOLD

SKJOLD

01

Master plan Skjoldskiftet

Program:
Urban planning

Type:
Possibility study

Client:
Bergen municipality

Location:
Skjold – Bergen

Period:
2009

02

The first step of the longs awaited urban railway of Bergen is soon to be completed. The stops in this initial phase all take place in urban areas. The second phase, on the other hand, includes mainly stops in established residential areas.

03

Aiming to contribute to urban transformation processes wherever it stops, the municipalities wants to use the railway to make Bergen a city of the future; not depending on cars for personal transportation.

05

Consisting of single family housing mixed with small scale industry and heavy traffic roads, Skjoldskifte represents a challenge to this urban transformation. Due to a low economic pressure the existing components deviates hugely from the desired density. With the arrival of the urban railway this economic pressure is expected to explode.

06bybanestoppet

City tram stop

07 grønt eksisterende

Green structure

08 aintensjoner med avstand 1

Green structure and water

09aksjonsradius

action radius

10 kvalitativt med striplet linje

qualities

12 umiddelbar nærhet

5 minutes radius

13mindre

The time for grand architectural visions replacing existing structures is long gone. We need to accept that the main part of our future built-environments has already been erected. Our vision for Skjoldskifte is about adjusting the existing structure, making a community, rather than a garden city, without tearing down a single house.