The Waterfront receives WAN Residential Award 2014

01.02.2015 / Covering an area of 19,500 m2, the Waterfront, located in Stavanger, Norway, is one of Europe’s largest wooden residential developments. It has just been recognised by World Architecture News as the best residential development in 2014, ahead of fifty-six other contenders from around the world that were also competing for the prestigious award.
 
Sustainability and social diversity are the pillars of the Waterfront’s design. Accordingly, the development is covered with Nordic eco-labelled timber and provides space for a socially diverse group of residents, while also reflecting the area’s cultural history.
‘Stavanger's many wooden houses, which date back to the early 1800s, are a key component of the city’s cultural heritage. In fact, Europe's largest concentration of wooden houses within city limits is found in Stavanger. We wanted to respect and retain this tradition. We were also inspired by the structure of the steep, Norwegian mountains and the surrounding landscape. In this way, the Waterfront has been designed as an homage to Stavanger and the Norwegian landscape,’ says Torben Larsen Skovbjerg, CEO and partner at AART architects.
 
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