Coziness Valley

Arctic circle

Coziness valley park area development

International architectural and urban design competition for the largest urban parc in the arctic circle
Organizer: Government of the Murmansk region and the “Center for Urban Development of the Murmansk Region” ANO
Typology: Masterpaln / Landscaping
Size: 233.800m2 / 23,38 ha
Budget: undisclosed
Status: Open Competition.
Author: OCA architects, Miquel Perez, Eric Moya
OCA team: Bernardo Garcia, Hernan Lleida, Rocío Siesto, Robert Yousef
Photographic visualizations by OCA team

The strategical situation of the Arctic Circle Project defines an unprecedented opportunity for the fish capital to add to its features a new, badly needed public space. Playing a critical role in the relationship between the north and south city growths, the park must remain as a natural link between the Kola Bay and the Coziness Valley. In an effort to materialize plot’s palimpsest value, the floorplan composition is inspired by the organically growing tracks, traced by the people’s usage of the area throughout the years. Hence, the Arctic Circle is a landscape reading exercise, ready to become a new door to the city of Murmansk. Used as a shelter for the citizens to escape their everyday routines, actively enjoy outdoors and feel connected with their landscape. A new attraction rooted in the historic heritage of its users, equally building natural scenes and a new public space for the future. The missing link in the urban tissue of the city becoming a new source of energy for it to grow stronger.

Publications of the proposal:  Publications by client or organizer: Official tender results;

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