E16 Portraits - At the Edge of Town

Karlskoga (SE) - Runner-up

At the Edge of Town

Team Representative: Vilmar Vuoristo (FI) – architect

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"Contrary to the perhaps normal approach of dissolving barriers and creating smooth transitions, I decided to try to strengthen the barrier created by the new highway and train line, and thereby limit the urban sprawl and enhance the vitality of the new station district. Concentrating as many functions as possible at the station and its vicinity will create a living urban environment, which still offers a close connection to nature."