Kristina Karlsson and Pauliina Koskinen Tonboe received a shared first prize in the idea competition for the development of Åndalsnes in Rauma, Norway. Amongst 40 proposals from all over Scandinavia, their “Come to Åndalsnes” proposal stood out with the “best masterplan concept” . The jury highlights the value of the proposal treating ideas and solutions for the entire village even outside the competition area. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The project finds its inspiration in the surrounding landscape. It preserves and enhances the landscape elements by proposing new construction in areas which are today weakening the contact rock-by-sea. The project also establishes new connections, sea side promenade with activities, new harbour areas and a new housing area with canals as an attraction for new investors.
Kristina Karlsson and Pauliina Koskinen Tonboe are two architects working apart-together in Helsinki and Copenhagen. They won earlier this year a shared third prize (second place) in a similar competition for developing the existing village and tourism in “Open Ideas Competition Ylläs Villages” in Kolari, Finland (arranged by SAFA, Finnish association of Architects 2009-2010).