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VA R DO : TERMINAL EUROPAN 10 ENTRY museum

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PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION EUROPAN 2009 (RESULTS PENDING) COLLABORATORS: PETROS PHOKAIDES STELIOS GIAMARELOS

Catering for both the requirements of an

Very much is at stake when considering

citizens themselves, the proposed strategic kit

the current situation of Vardo as well as

adopts this kind of a peculiar dual viewpoint

the uncertainty of its unfolding over time -

in every single one of its programmatic design

especially when regarding the future of the fish

elements. In 1982, Norway decides to construct

industry, the challenge of tourism, and even the

its first ever underwater tunnel that connects

investment in Zumthor’s work. This nebulous

Vardo with the mainland.Metropolitanism

current situation doesn’t leave safe ground for

reaches out for the island. A similarly confident

one-way solutions. By contrast, it calls for the

investment in the direction of implementing

adoption of a multitude of equally uncertain

infrastructure that recontextualises the bold

strategies that have the potential to produce the

vision of the past by incorporating it into a

required urban results - each one autonomously

larger infrastructure, seems necessary again

or in the (partly unpredictable) dynamic

today. Inspired by the raw connectivity between

combination of them all.

mainland, sea and island we fantasize a manifold

attraction of the short-term passing-by multitudes, as well as those of the long-term

of infrastructure struggling to twine the secluded We have devised a kit of urban strategies that can

island along with its geopolitical context and

be partially, gradually or simultaneously adopted

wire it with an intricate network of exchanges

by the city. Our approach also involves time and

and transfers: Materials, heat, multitudes, flows

a multitude of city rhythms as an equivalent

and public space. Since you could pierce the

player in the design game.

land underseas to open up a highway back then anything is possible now.

FLOWS AND INFRASTRUCTURE OF A METROPOLITAN INTENSITY


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Re-booting a shrinking city: The strip as node: Reinforcing the connection of the port of Vardo with the already-existing naval highways and attempting a unification of its 2 sides (inner and outer - high and low-traffic naval streets of Vardo, respectively). A controlled environment is in fact the starting point for Vardo airport

the introduction of new programs in Vardo’s revisited (public) domesticity that offers exotism in a shell. Island-in-a-port: A landfill attempting to create another public surface that can bring together nel tun

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the two dividing sectors of urban Vardo and offer (festivals, market days and concerts) at the new heart of the city Wet public spaces: The concept of the openair pool reattributes the innermost southern part

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weather conditions and provider of an interior domestic life hosts a set of controllers of the micro-climate conditions.

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Time becomes an equivalent player in the city design game.As long as a multitude of city rhythms

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is fundamentally involved in structuring Vardo’s life, the calendar becomes a supplementary design tool, of both analytical and constructive signififramework.

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Vardohus fortress

Memorial to the burning of Witches

High School

“Brodtkorp Sjaene”

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