E16 Portraits - Growing a Community

Hjertelia (NO) - Runner-up

Growing a Community

Associates: Tin Phan (NO) – architect urbanist, Phoebe Chu (HK), Scott Doig (GB), Jesper Andreas Christiansen (NO) – architects

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"Geographically, Hjertelia is situated on a sloping hill, surrounded by agriculture and nature. We defined the main issue as: how do you develop this site as residential, without compromising the existing context? We identified that Hjertelia was the only residential prospect to overlap with existing nature and agriculture, and rather used it as a strength than exclude it."