Ålgård City Centre
1st prize in competition. 2013
C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter
C.F. Møller Architects in collaboration with Dronninga landskap
Transportøkonomisk institutt Vista Analyse AS Erichsen & Horgen AS
- Statens pris for byggkvalitet (Staatlicher Baupreis). 2019
- 1st prize in competition. 2013
The proposal designs an urban centre based on the principle that 'Everything is close to everything', so that as many functions as possible are available within a short distance. Therefore compact, high buildings have been designed, to give a striking architectural impression, and more life in the town, whilst reducing traffic, and retaining Ålgård's attractive landscape areas. In parallel with the more populated town centre a large number of green areas have been developed, contributing to a rich natural diversity and providing the inhabitants with opportunities for a healthy lifestyle.
The landscape planning for the new town centre takes its origin from the town's original hub: the Figgjoelva river. The watercourse will be led into the centre of Ålgård, so that it once again becomes a riverside town, with scope for a multifaceted, lively urban centre.