In February 2008, the Larvik Commune, Norway, has launched an open, single stage, international competition of urban planning to develop the Inner Harbor zone. The competition has been made possible with the support of the NAL (National Association of Norwegian Architects). Submissions were due on May 26, 2008. 22 proposals have been received from all over the world.
The jury, under the presidency of Ã˜yvind Riise Jenssen - Larvik municipality, was composed of : John Thorsen - Larvik municipality, Knut Anvik - Larvik municipality, Hege Voll Midtgaard - Larvik municipality, Laila Aarstrand - Larvik Business Association, Ragnar Ridder-Nielsen - representative Vel-lag, Erik SchÃ¼ller - Jernbaneverket/National railway organisation, Hettie Pisters- landscape architect mnla, Haakon Rasmussen - architect mnal, Tore Schjetlein - architect mnal
The jury has concluded that Connecting Larvik surpass the other projects regarding concept and strategy for developing the harbor in relation to the town center. This decision is reflected in that there is no 2nd prize given. The jury recommends that the authors of the 1st prize to be appointed to the planning stage.
The official announcement of the results + awards ceremony took place on Sept 11 in Larvik.
All images above are from Dark Arkitekter AS’ winning entry Connecting Larvik.
by Dark Arkitekter AS â€“ Oslo â€“ Norway
Den Gronne Loper
by Metropolitan Workshop â€“ London â€“ UK
by zerOgroup [Laurent Troost] â€“ Brussels/Manaus â€“ Belgium/Brazil
by Lee&Kerry Architects â€“ Melbourne â€“ Australia
by alt.arkitektur as + Bjorbekk & Lindheim Lansdkapsarkitekter as â€“ Oslo â€“ Norway
by Michelangelo Acciaro â€“ Milano â€“ Italy
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