Open International Urban Design Competition for the town center in Klaksvík
Open International Urban Design Competition for Klaksvík City Center
This urban design competition has been arranged by Klaksvík Town Municipality located in the northern part of the Faroe Islands. h is brief is the basis of the urban design competition for the town center in Klaksvík and the competition outline is arranged by Klaksvík Municipality in cooperation with Selmar
Nielsen Arkitektur and the competition conditions of Arkitektafelag Føroyar. The competition is open to all.
Proposals are due by 27th April 2012 at the latest.
Over the last 200 years, Klaksvík has grown from i ve settlements of a mere 100 people to a modern town of 5000 inhabitants. The large and swit population growth was triggered by the growing i shing industry, which led to the development of the areas along the shore for industrial purposes. The central part of town is virtually undeveloped and with a recent landi ll in the center area, where the shore used to be, you are now invited to enter the contest for providing Klaksvík with a masterplan for a new town center.
This contest was initiated so that Klaksvík may take advantage of the untapped resources that lie in the town’s center. The ideas generated by this contest are to be used for the creation and arrangement of Klaksvík’s town center, which will be comprised by new residential and commercial areas, offices, public institutions, and leisure areas; as well as all the services that citizens can expect from a town center. The winning entry will be used as the basis for new building regulations and for inspiration for new construction work in Klaksvík’s center.
In preparation for this contest, Klaksvík Municipality has undertaken an update of its master plan with the main emphasis on projection of future numbers and figures, and an updated analysis of commerce and trade in Klaksvík. Together with Klaksvík’s conservation group, municipal records have been made of conservation worthy land areas, buildings, landscapes and other historic sites in Klaksvík, some of which are still recognizable today while others have vanished or been forgotten.
Klaksvík Municipality hopes to receive many entries and will award a total of 800,000 DKK. A 1st
place prize of 400,000 DKK and a 2 nd place prize of
150.000 DKK will be awarded, in addition to other
purchases of proposals and honorable mentions. More
information can be found on Klaksvík’s website www.
klaksvik.fo. The contest summary and supplemental
documents can be downloaded from www.ark.fo.
Time Schedule for the Competition
Deadline for possible questions is 12 march 2012.
Deadline for submission is 27 April 2012.
Publication of result is expected 15 May 2012.
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