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Klaksvik City Center / Peter Sand

Klaksvik City Center / Peter Sand
Courtesy of Peter Sand
Courtesy of Peter Sand

Danish architect Peter Sand recently received the 4th prize in the open urban international competition for a new city center in Klaksvik 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.

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.

Courtesy of Peter Sand
Courtesy of Peter Sand

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.

Courtesy of Peter Sand
Courtesy of Peter Sand

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

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Cite: Alison Furuto. "Klaksvik City Center / Peter Sand" 12 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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