An international design competition by the Municipality of Bergen to re-masterplan its Laksevåg waterfront district. Our submission, as part of the Londonon collective, was awarded joint first place.

Our proposal titled ‘LAX’, aims to restore and redevelop the former shipbuilding area into a creative and productive centre of maritime industry for the 21st century. Our submission focus' on the notion of surgical repair and remodelling, with a circular philosophy of retention and reuse as the foundation of the concept. The results have no stand-out 'eye catching' buildings. Instead, everything contributes, and we celebrate the ubiquitous architecture we have found.

We propose a renewal of the Indre Laksevåg district that puts production, in particular that with connection to the sea, at its core. A densified district of diversified fields and means of production all sit side by side in one neighbourhood. The aim simply is to not wipe away a centuries old connection of working the sea, but to allow for Indre Laksevåg to adapt so that it might continue to play host to Bergen’s seafaring identity.

Project Team

Haptic Architects
Gort Scott
Turner Works
Elliott Wood

Bergen Square
Rooftop for the office proposal
View of the residential proposal
Market Hall Rooftop
Experimenting with use of space
Bridge Crossing
Damsgårdsveien View
Experimenting with use of space
View of Laksevåg
Sketch Arrival from the East
Slipway Axo
Sketch Activating the waterfront

"LAX": The Laksevåg Waterfront