Becoming an arena for all the complexity of urban life with a strong sense of place.
Trygve Lies Square is to be a dynamic, diverse and inclusive square that incorporates and promotes green mobility. The project began by embracing the given site with a ring. Inside the ring is a space for social interaction and activity that is open for people of all ages and backgrounds. The ring connects with the wider context, thereby allowing the site to interface with a multitude of other activities in its area.
Trygve Lies Square becomes an arena for all the complexity of urban life with a strong sense of place. Activity zones, each with its own unique purpose, are connected and given spatial definition by a continuous bicycle loop. The bicycle loop interjects the human scale whilst tying the square together from end to end. The bicycle loop both defines zones and opens up for movement between them.
Active City Transformation (ACT)
The Jury’s Statement
The ambition of the proposition is to let the bicycle influence Trygve Lies square in a remarkable way. The prominent place of the bicycle is both the strength and the weakness with this proposition. On one hand, the bicycle loop gives the square a unique profile and conveys a clear message of green transportation. On the other hand, the bicycle installations dominate in a way that may compromise other qualities. The jury was fascinated by the clear choice and thinks the proposition has a potential for development.