The plan proposal has the potential to become a characteristic landmark and city gate motif for Jessheim westwards. Fanning out, the building mass emphasizes both the arc shaped site as well as the terrain inclination towards Gardermo Road and the Ring Road. Architectural themes such as the parapet variation, the characteristic balcony elements and the volumetric organisation all add up to an expression of vitality with depth and a relief effect. The six proposed buildings lack front and back-sides thus ensuring “active facades” and visual openness towards their surroundings.
In order to achieve generous and diverse outdoor recreation space, the footprint has been reduced as much as possible, thus preserving the natural topography of the site west- and southwards and in between the buildings. Towards the north and east, the buildings form two sheltered and private courtyards for the inhabitants. Wherever the site inclination makes allowances for duplex apartments, they are to be established, boasting private outdoor space bordering on common outdoor spaces. These in turn comprise verdant areas, open canals for rainwater, statuesque conifers as well as an initernal path system meandering between the buildings, entrances and playgrounds.
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