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Ghilardi+Hellsten and Karres en Brands to Design Norway's New Stavanger Cultural Hub

Ghilardi+Hellsten and Karres en Brands have won the competition to design Norway's new Stavanger cultural hub. Dubbed ‘Three Houses and a Long Table’, the project will transform the historical Nytorget site in Stavanger. The team worked with engineering partner Dipl.-Ing. Florian Kosche AS to combine a youth cultural center, offices, shops and an art gallery around a multi-functional green space. The proposal aims to build upon the qualities with a design that's anchored in the city fabric around public space.

Stavanger Cultural Hub. Image Courtesy of Ghilardi Hellsten, Karres en Brands, PIKS Stavanger Cultural Hub. Image Courtesy of Ghilardi Hellsten, Karres en Brands, PIKS Stavanger Cultural Hub. Image Courtesy of Ghilardi Hellsten, Karres en Brands, PIKS Stavanger Cultural Hub + 6

EFFEKT & karres+brands Win Competition to Transform Industrial Wasteland Into Vibrant Urban District in Roskilde

EFFEKT and collaborators karres+brands, WTM Engineers, ARUP and ALECTIA have won a competition to transform an industrial waste site into a new vibrant urban district and infrastructural hub in the historic center of the city of Roskilde, Denmark. Beating out seven other invited teams, the winning design will encompass 100,000 square meters of mixed-use development across existing railroad tracks, reuniting the city and “reinventing the station as an integral part of the city center.”

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