We are delighted to announce that, as part of the Londonon collective, we are the joint winners of an international design competition by the Bergen Municipality, to re-masterplan its Laksevåg waterfront district. The competition sought ‘visionary, site-specific and feasible’ concepts to restore and redevelop the former shipbuilding area which occupies a prominent city centre location overlooking the Puddefjorden.
The core of the collaboration was built around four UK practices who make up a large part of Londonon, a self-funded research initiative which explores the urban condition across cities on a global platform. The team consists of Haptic Architects, Morris+Company, Turner Works and Gort Scott, alongside Elliott Wood, Urban Systems Design and VILL.
Our proposals focus on the notion of surgical repair and remodelling, with a circular philosophy of retention and reuse as the foundation of the concept. We have focused the programme on work and craft, drawing upon our shared expertise in realising the powerful contribution that buildings of all scales can have for creative industries.
Image credit: Filippo Bolognese