E16 Portraits - Ri-Torn
Risøy (NO) - Special Mention
Associates: Juan Roque Urrutia (ES), Diego Sologuren (ES) – architects
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"What drew us into Risøy was its enormous potential to tackle several of the relevant topics affecting our cities nowadays. We were excited by the challenge it posed to us. From the conversion of existing industrial facilities; the activation of neglected urban tissue; the restructuring of networks to the implementation of an architectural device as the trigger for change, to the evolution of an oil-dependent economy or the relation of the city with rising sea levels... With this in mind we engaged with the principles of livable urban density as a way to ensure a higher quality of life."