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Vogabyggð - Reykjavik, IS

Key themes



The city of Reykjavik has embarked on an ambitious development
master plan, Reykjavik 2010-2030. This plan aims at providing a new generation of urban developments for the city, based on integrating urban themes like transportation, densification, energy and sustainability with new housing and working programs. This masterplan is the first large scal plan to realise these ambitions.




The proposal makes the themes of a well connected public transporation network central in a layered approach in which nice public spaces and well-defined urban spaces will be shaped. In this way a strong sense of place will be formed in a hars industrial context.



Connecting the city and surrounding to the Masterplan



Making a connection to the heart of the suburb








Collecting the rainwater by means of greenry on the rooftops




Project data

NameVogabyggð - Reykjavik, IS
PlaceReykjavik, Iceland
Area20 ha
StatusCompetition 1st prize (ongoing)
ClientMunicipality of Reykjavik, Hömlur Developers
Design teamJaakko van 't Spijker, Orri Steinarsson, Julio Gil Farina, Federica Giannone, Paul van den Bergh

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