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Rolling Master Plan Comes in Third in Åndalsnes Competition
Posted: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 |

This morning, we published the shared First Prize winner of the Norwegian master plan competition for the city of Åndalsnes by Danish JAJA Architects. Here is now also the exciting entry by Jägnefält Milton that was awarded a respectable Third Prize. Their concept proposes to have buildings roll through the city on rails.

A rolling hotel atop the old railway tracks

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A rolling hotel atop the old railway tracks

The jury awarded the Swedish office for a proposal where existing and new rail roads would provide the base for a host of new buildings that could be rolled back and forth depending on seasons and situations. Amongst other, they propose a rolling hotel, a rolling public bath and a rolling concert hall.

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"We are really happy that the jury took our proposal serious, its not only a good proposal which we are very proud of, it´s also fully doable," says Carl Jägnefält one of the two founders of Jägnefält Milton.

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The jury was especially impressed by the Swedes' proposals that did not propose new city blocks, public squares, boardwalks etc. but instead focused entirely on the existing rail road network and created something unexpected from it. They were also moved by the presentation material which they thought had a surreal mood with a magic and Tarkovsky-esk atmosphere that contrasted well with the sober and technical plans and axonometric drawings.

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Exploded axonometric drawings of typical rolling building types

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Exploded axonometric drawings of typical rolling building types

See more drawings of this concept in the image gallery below:

Site plan Site plan with proposed railway tracks Sections and floor plans of typical rolling building types


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