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Engøy Regulation Plan
A new master plan for 200 dwelling units on Engøy
Engøy, Stavanger, Norway
Stavanger Kommune


The project is located on a rocky peninsula in the central harbour of Stavanger. Formerly an industrial site, with traditional sea houses along its shore, today the land is flattened and extended, leaving little of the original topography or coastline.

The structure of the traditional local sea houses was characterized by a vivid section: It evolved from the façade at the quay, through a long sea house, a court yard, a dwelling house, and to terraced gardens for farming at the end.

Our new master plan for 200 dwelling units rebuilds the topography of the site and establishes a contemporary version of the traditional sea house section. By combining these two concepts, the topographic master plan is made up of long, narrow parcels.

Height regulations are set according to parameters from wind analyses, sun studies, and contextual adjustments. The differing heights create an overall topographic design that articulate four different outdoor spaces: an expansive public green area, a common park on top of the parking lot, shared neighborhood spaces in the “pockets” of the parcel belts, and finally private gardens.

Together, the entrances to the dwellings, the access routes to parking of cars and bikes, the facilities for sports and play, the meeting spots and the circulation systems, create a dense and rich weave of activities. Social meeting points are created where the longitudinal public access roads and pathways cross and overlap with the private programs of the parcels.

Both townhouses and flats can fit within the parcel structure. Different architects will develop a variation of housing types, securing varied architectonic expressions within the overall topography.

Team: Siv Helene Stangeland, Reinhard Kropf, Nadine Engberding, Nlål Undheim, Alex Sandulescu, Javier Elvira López de la Cova

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