Kokstad Vest

Bergen Tomteselskap asked 3 teams to deliver proposals for the future development of the Kokstad Vest area in Bergen. Kokstad is an area of light industry, commercial development, storage,  retail stores, office buildings and a hotel. The location next to Flesland Airport makes it an attractive site for future development as the airport expands. Bergen has plans to expand the Bybanen light rail system to the airport with Kokstad as the closest stop to the airport. The project site borders on the Storrinden recreational area which is a valuable natural resource for plants and wildlife.

Various Architects, Code, and Lalaland have developed a scheme for sustainable development that protects valuable green area by reducing the amount of new infrastructure though careful organisation of the roads, and compact development of a limited area of new building. The plan ties together the existing fingers of development in Kokstad with a new central Axis from Flyplassvegen up to Kokstadvegen. Instead of using cut/fill to place a road through the natural area, it is integrated into the structure of the main office development as a ramp-bridge. This creates the required parking area underneath the buildings, and creates a dynamic public floor which climbs up the landscape from the proposed Bybane stop. This exciting new office park of energy-efficient buildings would create a new gateway to Bergen.

The project is divided into three main areas:

Kokstadtorget – Dense commercial building over a public retail/service space. Includes office, hotel, retail, services, and parking.

Bjørnåsen and Barhaugmyra – «A Smarter Kokstad». Includes light industry, technology, retail, education and culture.

Lonemyra – Sustainable housing close to nature. includes housing, daycare, outdoor recreation, and local shops

Facts:
Type:Planning
Status:Concept Delivered
Client:Bergen Tomteselskap
Location:Bergen, Norway
Size:2,000,000 m2
Credit:
Team: Anna Nowogrodzka, Francois Chevalier, Jim Dodson
Partners: Code, Lala Land landskapsarkitekter