jagnefalt milton: a rolling master plan jagnefalt milton: a rolling master plan
dec 23, 2010

jagnefalt milton: a rolling master plan

‘a rolling master plan’ by jagnefalt milton, andalsnes, norway images courtesy of jagnefalt milton

swedish architecture firm jagnefalt milton has been awarded third prize for ‘a rolling master plan’, their proposed development for the idea competition of andalsnes in norway. 

the design utilizing new and existing train tracks to create a diverse system where buildings roll through the city on rails, providing an opportunity to reorganize programmatic requirements in relation to the urban space. the mobile flexibility allows the city to adjust for uses such as concerts, festivals, markets, and seasonal changes.

the integration of mobile structures – including a rolling hotel, public bath and concert hall – has the potential to transform the city into a dense, integrated and continually changing scenography.  the temporary, small-scale structures sets the ‘city in motion’, providing an important connection between the land and the sea.

click here to see the first prize winning design by jaja architects.

the bath pier hotel

site plan

site plan

plan of the bath pier hotel

section of the bath pier hotel (from left to right) tower with a restaurant, restaurant kitchen, first aid, locker, sauna, suite, double room, single room, loft

exploded axos (left to right) single trailer, double trailer, suite trailer

  • You and Buster Keaton would have made formidable traveling companions.

    Dan says:
  • nice to see some poetry back in architecture!

    michael says:
  • wow.. really like de concept..
    like de poetry like michael said

    brodba says:
  • wow.. really like de concept..
    like de poetry like michael said

    brodba says:
  • Thank you for sharing this. It’s so odd, but I had a dream about this a few months back. In it trains were modified into mobile, modular units. The train then travel the countryside by night, so that it’s inhabitants, who were primarily migrant farmers, could follow the harvest and seasonal work.
    Beautifully done.

    Kiley A says:
  • [b]lovely[/b]

    danica says:
  • What if the train violates cow?

    Toti says:
  • It is a project which is very easy to like because of its cuteness and human scale. However, I do not think the typological diversity represented in the program plan-diagram is visible in the proposed design, which has a rather homogenous and reductive expression. A truly nomadic development would lead to a more differentiated and individual character of the elements.

    Viggo says:

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