Energy Effective Building in Fredrikstad

Notice of Detaljregulering sent out today

Various Architects, have been comissioned by ANS Mosseveien 16-20 to design a new signal building that will help define the edge of central Fredrikstad when approaching the city on Mosseveien. The project has been designed as an energy-effective and flexible combination of housing, showroom, and retail space.

The compact design of the building reflects and reinterprets the typologies of it’s surroundings to create a dynamic new mixed-use building in fredrikstad. The first floor plinth of retail space is planned to include a grocery store and mix of smaller shops or cafes in an long low volume in glass and concrete which relates to the large scale industrial buildings typical of this part of Fredrikstad. Four “house” extrusions have been carefully placed on the plinth as a transition to the scale of the historical wooden houses on Trosvikberget which lies behind the site to the north-east. The four volumes have been developed as flexible containers for apartments of varying sizes (clad in wood), or as potential “showroom” retail space (clad in metal) connected to the plinth below. A grass roof on the plinth provides private outdoor garden space for residents. The building’s form, placement, and facade treatment will help screen the existing housing behind from the increaded traffic noise on Mosseveien when the new bridge to Krokerøy opens. The directed openings between the houses maintain open views to the waterfront of the Floa river from Trosvikberget and providing good daylighting and for the new apartments.

The four week period of reguleringsvarsling (planning notice) has begun. Various Architects will be collecting input from neighbors and public instances as a part of the planning process. The completed planning application is scheduled to be sent in to Fredrikstad Kommune in early February.

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