space group + superunion: clearing ruten in sandnes, norway
space group + superunion: clearing   ruten in sandnes, norway space group + superunion: clearing   ruten in sandnes, norway
oct 10, 2012

space group + superunion: clearing ruten in sandnes, norway

space group + superunion: ‘lysning’ – ruten in sandnes, norway images © weiss images

norwegian firms space group and superunion have just won the competition for ‘ruten in sandess’, located in norway, with their proposal ‘lysning’. situated in an area that borders the historic center and the new waterfront district this urban design marries the two contexts, adapting to both their physical characteristics and programs. the plan reflects the city’s future plans for development while preserving its strong local roots.

the new transport hub and public space will be connected through a swooping ring which will also provide shelter and shade under its roof. the diversity of recreational opportunities takes its cue from new york city’s central park as this urban development will establish intimate, flexible, open and large scale activities. located in the middle of the circle a central plaza will feature spraying water allowing visitors to cool off in the hot summer months.

public space with water feature

skate park with bordering landscaping

a skate park will be positioned adjacent to the circular center outlined with pathways, foliage and trees. the theme of recreation continues  with a track and field located along the length of the park allowing urban runners a landscaped trail safe from the city traffic. outdoor setting areas will be found throughout the public space providing sectors and zones for gathering and celebrating, fusing the gardens with residents and visiting citizens.

track and picnic area

roof plan

versatility of programs

aerial view

project info:

space group: gary bates, gro bonesmo, adam kurdahl, fredrik krogeide, naofumi namba, jose hernandez, anna nilsson superunion architects: johanne borthne, vilhelm christensen landscape: inside outside/petra blaisse structural engineering: dipl ing. florian kosche sustainability: atelier ten traffic: plan urban curator: anne beate hovind lighting: ljusarkitektur visualization: weiss images

  • nice!

    antonio Pedro Coutinho says:
  • It looks like Ibirapuera Park, in Sao Paulo, by Oscar Niemeyer!!!

    Fabio says:
  • Thanks for posting this. Today I watched NASA documentary film showing footages of Neil Armstrong’s journey on Apollo 11 landing on moon titled [url=]Moonwalk One[/url]. I recommend you to watch this, if you did n’t watch yet.

    sasapm says:
  • I watched an old episode of The Dick Van Dyke show

    dbkii says:
  • this is nice. but it is a direct plagiarism of Sanaa designs in every design decision relating to that canopy – so i kind of hate it as a result.

    Dan says:

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