Jessheim Boogie Woogie

Jessheim is a city near the Gardermoen airport, with a growing population, a big need for new housing and great potential for economic expansion. Due to its rapid growth, the city requires the design of its future urban development. We believe in a compact urban development for Jessheim. A compact city consumes less agricultural land and needs a more economically and environmentally sustainable infrastructure. A dense urban structure enhances the city programmatic and socially: more people, more business, more culture, more jobs, more defined and varied public spaces
Jessheim boogie woogie Gystad Marka proposes to develop a reticular network interrupted by existing trails, roads and buildings. The grid is interwoven with new parks, trails and paths connecting the expansion of the city with the surrounding landscape and the existing city. It allows the development of various urban spaces, housing typologies and equipment without losing its caracter. Fits the city economic circumstances and the changing needs of its citizens through time. The planning proposal shows an average density of 160 units per superblock, with an average of 3 plants. The plan opens for different typologies with different density. The northern area is set as waiting area and may develop later

Project 

Masterplan

Location 

Jessheim, Norway

Year 

2012

Comission 

Open internatinonal competition

Client 

Jessheim Kommune

Status 

Submitted

Architects 

Mestres Wåge Arquitectes SLP, Team: Maria Mestres, Feileacan McCormick, Fredrikke Frolich, Magnus Wåge