E16 Portraits - Lifeline

Varberg (SE) - Special Mention


Associates: Álvaro Clua Uceda (ES), Javier Morera Mingueza (ES) – architect urbanists, Aleix Salazar Aloy (ES) – architect, Mikel Berra Sandín (ES) – urban planner

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"Liveability in cities is a direct consequence of narrow distances. Short distances multiply the possibilities of interaction between people and, paradoxically, increase the sense of security. Our project for Trädlyckevägen in Varberg (Sweden) proposes to shorten the gap between the existing low-density neighbourhoods with the construction of a new living façade with active frontages, to improve the grid-structure of the area by extending the existing sidewalks of the neighbourhoods and green areas, to delete car-oriented geometries such as roundabouts or crossings at multiple levels, and to consolidate and enhance the existing vegetation of the area."