The site at Haugastøl
The Village Building will be located on public land close to rout 7 and the railway station at Haugastøl, creating a passage above infrastructure between the mountain and the water, at the point where the main road crosses the railway. Part of rout 7 will be removed and placed in a tunnel from north-east towards the Village Building. It is here in the northern cutting possible to construct a hidden parking garage, under the land fill strengthening the contact between the landscape and the public square. Hunting terrain can be found north-west of this site, as well as mountain pastures. The lake south of the site gets water from glazier, and is therefore not good for fishing, but can provide good opportunities for different kinds of sport activities.
In the program of this prototype of the Village Building, geriatrics and sustainability is emphasized. The municipality of Hol already provide good health service, as for people with dementia, something that is sought to be further developed in the Village Building. Universal design and lifecycle-standard is here logical to include. The Village Building is in itself a sustainable experiment, which is the starting point for a research centre. Students will be offered term courses in collaboration with the Norwegian Universities. A College can also be located here.The location of the prototype will attract tourism. Retired and those working are expected to be buyers, and possibly use the housing units as cabins, while students rent a place to live through the term. The housing units in the neighborhoods should provide flexible designs, with the possibility of renting out parts and/or with the possibility of different use.
Posted by BS at 05:57