Sykkylven city center. C.F. Møller

Sykkylven city center

The Norwegian town of Sykkylven with approx. 7500 inhabitants is scenically situated at the Sykkylvsfjord, surrounded by the Sunnmør Alps. The development plan proposes to reinforce the city's urban block structure by including vacant land, and extending the centre right down to the fjord with a new waterfront. In this way, the valuable surrounding green areas all around the city centre are kept free from construction. The idea is to underline the landscape qualities that characterize Sykkylven, by creating a dense and precisely defined urban structure as a contrast to the surrounding open landscape and the high mountains towards the Sykkylvsfjord.
 Sykkylven city center. C.F. Møller
Facts

Client

Sykkylven kommune, Møre og Romsdal fylke

Address

Sykkylven, Norge, Norway

Size

10 hectare

Year

2012-2013

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

Dronninga landskap AS

Collaborators, other

Vista Analyse AS & Zenisk

Awards
Awards
  • 1st. prize in competition. 2012

The plan emphasises public space and an active city centre, by enhancing the existing square and its two main axes with plantings, new shops and cafes and new central town hall. An existing disused freight terminal along the fjord is proposed transformed into a youth activity centre, as a venue contributing new opportunities and activating the waterfront.

In addition the urban renewal plan contains several features that can help to create activity and life, such as a kindergarten, playgrounds, hotel, gym and coffee shop. Wide sidewalks and new footpath shortcuts through green courtyards make walking a more attractive alternative. A long fjord promenade and a guest marina are part of the new waterfront.

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