Shimrisham Housing. Sweden
International competition. Europan 11. 2011. *First prize
The proposal developed is a response to the special characteristics of the plot, adjacent to the sea and crossed by a stream with a serious risk of flooding part of the year. By modifying the original basin, new streams are created determining future constructions by eroding them. As a consequence wetland areas would appear in the urban development coexisting with wildlife and controlling the risk of overflow. New ways to live with water are proposed.
This aspect is transferred to the typologies. The housing volume is literally resting on the ground by extremities filled with program functions, able to connect the public space while providing shelter outside the home. The use of the outside space is extended, in an area characterized by an extreme climate, with small pavilions directly related to the garden. Creating more vivid interiors and a unique appearance at the urban level
project: Simrishamn. Europan Competition 2011
status: On going
location: Simrishamn. Sweden