1st prize -
CROSSING THE COURTYARD
Crossing the courtyard is the proposal that best uses and transforms the existing situation. The existing buildings will be a natural part of the new architecture, and the integration gives new qualities to the area. The backyard has been given a number of new homes, without compromising on the expense of light, air and spatial qualities. The proposal is robust and flexible, and can withstand changes in the application, use and location. It can fit in several backyards, both in Trondheim and the rest of Europe, but it is also closely related to Morsundveita. This makes the project a long-term strategy. The proposal is well graphically presented, and the clear concept also provides room for further interpretation.