Roofs in Fyllingsdalen
One of the biggest property project in Norway, in Fyllingsdalen in Bergen.
In 2012, LINK Arkitektur was invited to take part in a parallel contract – one of three offices extended such an invitation – to develop Spelhaugen, west of central Bergen. We chose to work in cooperation with Batteríið arkitekter in Iceland.
The client had an ambitious plan to recreate the old Spelhaugen, creating modern buildings in which the objective is to create a trading arena for the people of Fyllingsdalen, and where most people’s needs can be met in terms of shopping, culture, recreation and natural surroundings. The plan includes a new cultural centre, homes and commercial buildings. The team made up of LINK Arkitektur and Batteríið arkitekter won the competition. We focused on local architectural style and a design idiom linked to dockside buildings in our draft for the competition. Variations on the traditional gable roof have been used as the supporting concept for the project. A new twist has also been brought to the characteristic sloping roof by means of abstraction. The aim is to transform the area into a living environment, with a fine balance between good living conditions and commercial activity. This will be an extensive outdoor facility. An outdoor stage with seating and a large square that will form the main hub of the project and a place where people can gather for social purposes will be located at the entrance to the centre of Spelhaugen, beside the cultural centre.