An ideal masterplan for climate adaption in the subartic
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Tromsø is located at 70 degree north, and has a July isoterm at 13 C. The winters have massive amount of snow, the region is dominated by wind, clouds and precipitation. The winter sun is low and is lacking between late November and late January. The summers are bright and chilly To build habitats for humans and non-humans: children, bats, frogs, seagulls and unregistered species. The project offers short distances to nature qualities such as views – both panoramic and to close bountiful areas of natural and planted vegetation, water ; Bjørnebekken creek, the local spring and the sea.The main premise for the project is to maintain the natural qualities of a large plot in steep terrain. As far as possible it will preserve its natural qualities while accomadating optimally for sun, wind and snow conditions. The collective outdoor space is the projects main concern. The plot has a rich ground cover. Trees include birch, rowan, salix and spruce, and most importantly the lot proves to have an extremely rich variety of mosses and heather (vacinum), and wet meadows. Tromsø municipality masterplan from 2017 is clear about the overall plan of new housing at the plot and futher north along the Bjørnebekkvegen. I concentrate on the first 300 meters. Existing structures consist of single- and chained houses, with nature playground in between. Steinsvik Arkitekter made the old masterplan in the 1980, and Bjørn Bygg did the houses.