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Urban Plan for Furuset / a-lab with COWI AS & Architectopia

12:00 - 12 April, 2011
Courtesy of a-lab with  COWI AS & Architectopia
Courtesy of a-lab with COWI AS & Architectopia

This competition entry for the densification of the surburb of Furuset outside of Oslo, Norway comes from a-lab in collaboration with COWI AS and Architectopia. The goal of the project is toreduce the CO2 emission by 50% by the year 2030, Furuset will be a model project in sustainable urban development by increasing the density of the community with the addition of 2500 housing units and 1500 workspaces.

With a growing and diversifying population, the designers considered the kind of urban plan that is adaptive and stable enough to nurture the growth of the community developing in Furuset. The proposal looks forward to creating a strong identity that forms the framework for a high quality of life. exciting urban spaces, diversity, density and a healthy economy.

More on the development of this proposal after the break.

Skien Brygg / A-lab and SEA

12:00 - 8 December, 2010
Courtesy of A-lab and SEA
Courtesy of A-lab and SEA

A-lab of Oslo, Norway and SEA of Copenhagen, Denmark) have collaborated for the winning design proposal in a competition for a new urban development on Skien Brygge, Norway.  The former harbor area, which occupies four hectare, is the site of a new urban community.  The site is defined by the water’s edge on the west and a steeply rising landscape on the east.

Read more about this project after the break.