Livet i Sterudkvartalet

The Sterudkvartalet is a contextual based urban transformation. It is an icon for Moss future central transformation, connecting to its surrounding and locally anchored. Offering a diverse answer for a lively city centre.

Livet i Sterudkvartalet
Client: Oslo House AS
Status: 1 prize, Ongoing
Size: 11 750 m2
Location: Moss, Norway
Type: Invited Parallell Comission, Mixed use / urban transformation
Collaborators: NSW Arkitektur, TIN
Axonometric of Sterudskvartalet

Moss is moving from a local regional centre to a denser city 30 minutes away from Oslo S by train. Sterudkvartalet will act as a new magnet in the city centre connecting both to the surroundings and the future rail station, providing the city an attractive tool for local life. The robust plan highlights potentials for the transformations of the surrounding streets and the urban/landscape connections across the city. It gives the project diversity of private and public programs on a human scale, assembled together by different building typologies - a reflection of the city's character. Future changes such as the new railway station and the possible rerouting of national road 19, will open up a rich network of connections that will also strengthen the connection to the south and to the Mosseelva and Vannsjø to the east. Here lies a potential that has not been pointed out in previous documents and analyzes.

Site identity from existing surrounding characteristics


The plan is primarily strategic, but is concretised to illustrate the potential.Connections: A surrounding network of connections is drawn through the plot as a fine-meshed network for the best possible connections to surrounding areas. As a result, the quarter is broken down into smaller segments on a human scale. The driveway for the car is planned from Gregers gate in the vicinity of RV19. Deliveries and collection of waste take place from the lower floor via the same driveway.Building design: Sterudkvartalet is proposed with a high utilisation, but at the same time with a design that reflects the city's fragmented and varied morphology. The quarter is composed of different building typologies - a reflection of the city's character.Porous urban quarter: Sterudkvartalet is retained as a large quarter, but within this smaller sub-quarters, individual building volumes, and parasitic building volumes have been defined. The sum of this forms a new porous urban quarter that reflects the city's morphology.Sequential lines of sight: The porous quarter provides lines of sight into the quarter, its passages, urban spaces and landscape spaces. Sequences that "broken" lines of sight draw you into the quarter, through sequences of different rooms with different character and functions. Central to the plot is the landscape around the existing trees. The green landscape space in the quarter's centre is connected to the connections through the plot, and contributes as an attraction to create movement throughout the quarter.

The green heart


The areas in the immediate vicinity of Moss offer a variety of natural resources with cultivated land, outfields, fresh water and salt water. The areas have rich soil and good soil quality. The natural resources close to the inner city are remarkable

Project team: Eric Reid, Linn Runeson, Gauthier Durey

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