CITY DEVELOPMENT, RISØR
In 2008 Stein Halvorsen Arkitekter participated in the architectonic competition of the City Development project in Riøsr.
The Holmenkvarteret is about developing an attractive, modern and urban area using the landscape and sea. This ground is situated at a unique spot surrounded by the sea.
It is of high importance to put people in the focus when developing this urban area. The narrow streets are still in use, but spacious areas are also used to create a feeling of a bigger city. The warm feeling will still be there, and the sea is still to be seen between the buildings.
The city square is the main common area filled with cafes, restaurants, and boutiques. The thought behind this is to create a living room for the inhabitants. The square is not just to be used on hot summer days, but also a place to gather during the winters. Big trees will be planted around the city to create a shed to the
It will be easy access to the sea as this is a part of the city surrounded by water.