Klaksvik City Center / Peter Sand

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Danish architect Peter Sand recently received the 4th prize in the open urban international competition for a new city center in on the Faroe Islands. The new master plan, which is composed of 21,000 new square meters in the city center, highlights the already existing natural qualities with the close contact to the fjord and the beautiful surrounding mountains. More images and architects’ description after the break.

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By adjusting the coastline the water becomes the structuring element in the new city area that unite the city and makes Klaksvik more interesting on the Faroe Islands and outside the country’s borders.

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New canals, harbor spaces and boat facilities make the possibilities for a lively city life on the water and besides from that lot of good public spaces on land is being created. Surrounded by wooden buildings with up to four levels a new city center with the human scale and city life in focus is being created.

Architect: Peter Sand
Location: Klaksvik, Faroe Islands
Client: Klaksvik Municipality, Faroe Islands
Type: Open Faroese competition
Size: 21,000 m2
Competition Status: 4th prize
Year: 2012

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Klaksvik City Center / Peter Sand" 12 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 30 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=242030>