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Runavik

White Arkitekter's Winning Proposal for a Steep Hillside of the Faroe Islands

14:00 - 20 June, 2016
White Arkitekter's Winning Proposal for a Steep Hillside of the Faroe Islands, Courtesy of White Arkitekter
Courtesy of White Arkitekter

White Arkitekter has won the Nordic Built Cities competition in the category of Vertical Challenge for the office’s proposal, “The Eyes of Runavik,” located in a village on the Faroe Islands. White Arkitekter has devised five 3-story ring-shaped “houses” that collectively provide 100 units of housing on a steep hillside with views of fjords and surrounding islands. Each building is surrounded by a meadow – ”hagi” – of local vegetation, and each inner courtyard is a cultivated microclimate, or “bøur,” meant to be a more comfortable outdoor space for residents.