FROM BACKYARDS TO COURTYARDS
Narvik (NO) - Special Mention
Team Representative: Márton Tövissi (RO) – architect
Associates: Mihai Buse (FR), Emőke Forró (RO), Boris Girin (FR) – architects; Elinor Scarth (GB), Etienne Haller (FR) – landscape architects
In the context of a relatively small city with limited means, we propose punctual interventions on existing buildings to improve instead of removing them. At the same time, we propose additional buildings completing the existing sites configuration. Through this pragmatic approach we see a realistic way to turn the site in a short period of time to an effective place of production in the city. We understand different expectations about the program and propose to affect each part of it to the different buildings of the site according to their intrinsic qualities.