12/30/2010

BIG's proposal for the Hew Town Hall in Forde, Norway

November 26th 2010, the firm architecture BIG revealed its proposal for the New Town Hall in the City Forde, Norway.
The New Town Hall in Forde — Render, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG

Their proposal wants the Forde Hall Quarter acts much more as an urban space than a building. BIG's idea is to create a common reference point for the city's inhabitants and new citizens.
The New Town Hall in Forde — Render, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
The New Town Hall in Forde — Render, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
The New Town Hall in Forde — Render, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG

This town hall will be consider a single architectural object that can be admired from distance.
The New Town Hall in Forde — The Site, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
"City Hall Quarter is centrally located in the center south with direct access to the river, surrounded by the mountain wall"
The New Town Hall in Forde — The Volume, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
"To conduct a large public building in the middle of Forde center requires consideration and adaptation to the environment. A potential building volume is raised from the site"
The New Town Hall — The Height, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
"The potential building volume is cut in a 0 degrees angle to avoid casting shadows on the nearby buildings and urban spaces. The volume ensures maximum daylight and sunshine to the surrounding environment"
The New Town Hall in Forde — The Place and the tree, BIG, Forden Norway, © BIG
"The volume is trimmed in the southeast and northwest and creates 2 new sites in relation to the Town Hall Quarter, and preserving the existing. Beautiful leaf-tree, and the existing place towards the water"
The New Town Hall in Forde — The Town hall square, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
"In the heart of the Town Hall Quarter there is cleared a square which will be the new town hall square. The town Hall Square will be a natural gathering grass for Forde's citizens"
The New Town Hall in Forde — The City hall stairs, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
"Passage of the river and the Town Square be extended as an open invitation to the environment. The façade is decorated with a town hall-clock as a traditional symbol for the city's common identity"
The New Town Hall in Forde — The Elevated square, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
"Town Hall Square is elevated 4 feet, this makes the adjacent passages into the ramps — and the great transit access to the City Hall Steps. The Town Hall Square now leave's room for shop and storage features in the street below" 
The New Town Hall in Forde — Model, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG

Big proposes to distort the the insides out of the Town Hall Quarter creating a public village which is bold and well-adjusted, unique and local at the same time.
The New Town Hall in Forde — Model, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
The New Town Hall in Forde — Model, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
The New Town Hall in Forde — Model, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
The New Town Hall in Forde — Model, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
The New Town Hall in Forde — Model, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
The New Town Hall in Forde — Model, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
The New Town Hall in Forde — Model, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG
The New Town Hall in Forde — Model, BIG, Forde, Norway, © BIG

Project Data
Project: New Town Quarter
Architects: BIG
Type: Proposal
Location: Forde, Norway
Year: 2010
Renderings, Models all courtesy © BIG

1 comment:

archIKAR_pl said...

Very neat concept. I wonder what happens to the snow though? My first impression is that this is a avalanche simulator. Any other ideas?

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