SIB Fantoft

The densification and addition of the new housing project build over the city tram. The public square near the tram line made the area more interactive with its environment and the public space

The ”Student City” at Fantoft, consists of five large residential blocks, built in typical sixties and seventies style. With 1344 units in all, including Bergen´s highest building, the area makes quite an impact at a local scale. The housing units are mainly ‘singles’, including only two family units. The two new slim, curved buildings contain 77 family apartments at single rows, enabling light and view at both sides. A common continuous balcony at each floor, constitute a social arena, as well as an outdoor space for the residents. The architecture reflects a clear contrast to the existing built mass, with bodies relating to the situation in a dynamic and active manner.

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