Kársnes Port | Kópavogur

kársnes port

Transformation Strategy of a Port Area to a Residential Neighbourhood  |  Kópavogur |  Iceland

Kársnes Harbour is an industrial area with a harbour basin situated on a rugged piece of reclaimed land on the tip of the Kársnes peninsula, in the middle of the Capital Region. The area will be gradually transforms into a mixed urban milieu with dwellings, businesses and facilities. The Transformation Strategy plays with the existing qualities of the site in the intermediate period and uses it to change the mental map of the inhabitants of the Capital Region, before the new master plan will be implemented. It proposes interventions regarding the programme of the public space, short-term improvements on public transport and bicycle connections.

ProjectTransformation Strategy of a Port Area to a Residential Neighbourhood, Kópavogur, Iceland
ClientMunicipality of Kópavogur, Nordic Built Cities
Design practiceKettingHuls
ArchitectDaniëlle Huls, Monica Ketting
Period2015
StatusCompetition entry
TeamDaniëlle Huls, Monica Ketting, Basia van Rijt, Maartje Webbers, Cayn Wilmsen
Programme4,2 hectare (project area)