In the dreary climes of Norway, the advantages of being able to move your city are countless: following the salmon upstream, chasing after a herd of sheep, eluding a viking raid, perhaps parking it in a more temperate fjord? The Swedish architecture firm Jägnefält Milton‘s entry for an international redesign contest is not too far off, making use of the existing railroad infrastructure in the small Norwegian town of Åndalsnes.
The project, named “Rolling Masterplan,” involves mobile buildings and structures that can be rolled back and forth along the old tracks, allowing the city to be constantly rearranged and reconfigured. In addition to 100 individual homes, the innovative plan includes a hotel, public baths, a park, and a concert hall. … Read More