Nesbyen

  • Location: Nesbyen, Hallingdal, Norway
  • Client: City of Nesbyen
  • Program: Mixed use, Urban Plan, Landscape, Housing, Office
  • Size: 45800 m2
  • Year: 2017
  • Status: Invited parallel assignment
  • Collaborators: DRMA, Everyday, Masu Planning, Papirbredden Innovasjon
  • Team: Ted Schauman, Jonas Nordgren, Ludvig Holtenäs, Sonya Rokmaniko, Radu Teodor Petrica
Connections on a regional, local and neighbourhood level

From Nesbyen to Nesfjella – Bring the mountain to the village

Nes village and Nesfjella are situated in the middle of Hallingdal in Norway. The area is known for its all-year-round outdoor leisure and recreational sports and events. With the initiatives from the local community, Nes is in a unique position to shape tomorrow’s mountain-, leisure and outdoor activities. Contemporary tendencies and future prognoses indicate that our working-life and lifestyle reveals fewer limitations, more flexibility, and greater freedom to seek work-life alignment between leisure and everyday life.

The lively center in Nesbyen constitutes a natural place to meet local residents, cabin owners, visitors, and tourists.

Today people seek lifestyle-oriented leisure and lifestyle-oriented workplaces. Nesfjella and Nes Village Centre have the opportunity to set a new Norwegian standard for the alignment of work and leisure.
The lively center in Nesbyen constitutes a natural place to meet local residents, cabin owners, visitors, and tourists. The scale of the village and its urban spaces; squares, paths, and meeting places are attractive and well-proportioned for human activity.

Identifying, prioritizing, connecting, refining, and supplementing existing qualities

The vision for Nes is based on identifying, prioritizing, connecting, refining, and supplementing existing qualities. With a few clear planning principles, Nesbyen’s many existing qualities will be revealed, enhanced, and connected into a coherent community and a network of all-year-round attractions. The investment in the center re-establishes Nesbyen the natural service and experience center in Hallingdal.

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