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Dokken could be the largest urban development project in Norway after Bjørvika. The dock in Bergen could hold 3500 dwellings and 8000 workplaces. A new study of possibility to be presented of the contributors who carries critical experience and practice in successful urban development.
In Norway, Bjørvika in Oslo – including Barcode and Sørenga – is the only project that can compare with the same dimensions as “Dokken”. The Bergen dock area is 249 decares which opens the possibility for a modern urban development of residential, business, park, commute and energy sufficient systems.
The study of possibility «Visjon Dokken» will be presented today (1 Dec 2015) at the conference Eiendom 2015. Behind the studies are EGD Property, OBOS, Mad arkitekter, Asplan Viak og Probiz. The vision for Bergen center is still relevant, but today we are promoting the plans from the CEOs, which enlightens the practical experience of successful projects that includes Fornebu, Nydalen and Kværnerbyen in Oslo.
Mad arkitekter have broad experience in building and making visions real. Media CityBergen was first a vision and is now in the final step of being built. Visjon Dokken is demonstrating the possibility that Bergen can be made real and be built.
The initiative to start «Visjon Dokken» was made based on «10 på 10» that has an ambition of building 10.000 new dwellings in the city center within the next 10 years.
To be successful, both local, regional and governmental authorities must find solutions and collaborate with Bergen builders and building planners. For Bergen to successfully handle the expected growth in population, it is important that we also make space for new dwellings in the city center. OBOS has years of experience in archiving good urban residential development.
– We’re actively engaged and ready to play a leading role in the urban development in Bergen, says Stein Klakegg, region director in OBOS.
The role of Bergen city center has throughout centuries been challenged both as a residential and trade center. More dwellings and businesses in the city center is necessary to promote the city center as a natural focus point and will merit the life in the whole regional area. The Bergen development at the dock will promote good urban residential quality, international education- and research environment, modern business buildings including cultural- and trade offers. Everything within the parameters of a sustainable city area.
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