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Bodø Masterplan

Bodø/ Norway

Size/ 81,000 m² new building/ 34,000 m² site
Competition/ Parallel assignment
Client/ Breivika Utvikling Bodø AS

Utviklingsområde Vest, the new 34,000-square-metre district west of downtown Bodø and north of the local airport, will become a natural extension of the existing city centre and its main thoroughfares. Our flexible masterplan design aims to draw city life to the area where green parks meet the waterfront, while making way for a variety of building typologies and urban qualities. Important connections, sightlines, and local character will be maintained.

Beyond the arctic circle lies the city of Bodø, a former fisherman’s village and now one of the fastest growing cities in Norway. Driving west of the city center along Moloveien, a stretch of industrial buildings along the waterfront emerges.

The masterplan for Utviklingsområde Vest is the sum of two parts – the coastline and the public park.

The new park-facing buildings will respond to the current low-level structures in place today, while the taller seaside buildings that step down towards the water will create a dense city structure that maximizes views of the Norwegian Sea.

A 400-metre public promenade will create a new lively atmosphere at the water’s edge, while Molopladsen, a new public square, will become a gathering place for residents and visitors alike. Molopladsen will become an important node in the city where the city centre, the popular Moloen pier, the nearby airport, and the new Utviklingsområde Vest developments meet.

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