Akranes Sustainable City
LOCATION: Akranes, Iceland
PROGRAM: Rsidential, offices, services, leisure & outdoor activities
CLIENT: Akranes Municipality
SIZE: 95000 m2
TEAM: sastudio | Tiago Sá, Francisco Calado, Clara Lobo, Stefany Trojan, Rodolfo Coelho, Margrét Halla Valdimarsdóttir.
Hjark | Hulda Jons, Victor Buason. PL| Petros Terra
Emerging from a former Industrial region, the vision for the new 95.000 m2 neighborhood will framework the connection between the sea and the city center of Akranes. The unique location of the site enables to create a new sustainable neighborhood that reconnects the city life to nature and the while becoming a valuable anchor point for Akranes. The ambition of the project is to create a district that will act as a laboratory for future urban development, that exemplifies how sustainable housing development can be combined with circular resource thinking, and social diversity.