RELOCATION OF THE CITY CENTER
KIRUNA, SWEDEN ← Back to the portfolio
(In collaboration with KCAP Architects and Planners ©)
The city of Kiruna with a 100-year old history based on the mining history is facing a dramatic future. Due to the mine creating cavities and the following risk of landslides the city of Kiruna will be forced to partly move in a near future. An international competition was therefore held with the aim to find strategies how to develop sustainable strategies and a feasible process for the movement of the city.
The proposal celebrates the vast landscape and the mining history, creating a long term strategy by defining three axis that will be the framework of the future city; the mine , the forest and the city axis.
But the project celebrates the inhabitants of Kiruna even more: Kiruna’s new city centre is a small wooden town, which is built up in a winding network structure, a city where the curiosity to discover what’s around the corner makes you want to explore the city. The new city centre is built for and by the inhabitants.
(Other participants: White Arkitekter, BIG Bjarke Ingels Group, MVRDV, COBE, Ecosistema Urbano, Fantastic Norway)
|Client||City of Kiruna|
|Design team||KCAP Architects and Planners, in cooperation CaseStudio|
|Images and rights||KCAP Architects and Planners © www.kcap.eu|
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