The construction will be a hybrid of terraced blocks of apartments and apartment blocks that follow the natural terrain on the site. There will be a local network of arenas made specifically for meetings, hallways and walkways in every direction, maintaining a gliding transition between private and public outdoor space. The construction will essentially be experienced as a village nestled on the hillside.
The composition of two building volumes with a spacious staircase, Liatrappen, in between, is intended to make Liagrenden feel accessible and intimate for outside users and residents alike. To create a greater sense of security for the users of this passage we have chosen to orientate the facades and windows towards the passage, so that pedestrians will be seen.
To make it even more hospitable for the habitants, and to encourage engagement with the local environment of Liagrenden, there will be arenas between the buildings which can be occupied by playgrounds or vegetable patches. Surface water can be used as an enriching element on selected surfaces by leading water to magazines which lead on to smaller pools located in the larger arenas.
The two buildings are designed with somewhat different visual expressions, but with a unified usage of materials in the facades. While each building has its own intrinsic visual and structural identity, the expressions the buildings will be connected with a harmonic and perceptible expression that binds them together into one architectural language.
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