Sunday February 20 2011 / Science & Technology - Art & Design

Swedish architecture firm  by Jagnefalt Milton has recently been awarded third prize for 'A Rolling Master Plan', for their proposed development for the idea competition organised by the Norwegian city of Andalsnes and the National Association of Norwegian Architects.

“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.

The design utilizes new and existing train tracks to create a diverse system where buildings roll through the city on rails. This allows for the option to reorganize resources and layout in relation to the urban space required. The mobile flexibility allows the city to adjust for uses such as concerts, festivals, markets and seasonal changes.

The integration of mobile structures - including a rolling hotel, public bath and concert hall - has the potential to transform the city into a continually changing scenography. 

Temporary, small-scale structures sets the 'city in motion', providing an important connection between the land and the sea.

The jury was impressed by the Swedish firm's proposals that did not propose new city blocks, public squares, boardwalks etcetera, 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.

For more information, please visit http://www.jagnefaltmilton.com/Site/Index.html

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