Archinect - News 2014-10-31T02:35:06-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/92434671/team-jvantspijker-felixx-wins-competition-for-the-redevelopment-of-vogabygg-reykjavik Team jvantspijker / Felixx wins competition for the redevelopment of VogabyggĂ°, Reykjavik. Jaakko van 't Spijker 2014-01-30T15:23:00-05:00 >2014-01-30T15:23:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/948gedib6d69labd.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Two Rotterdam based offices <a href="http://www.jvantspijker.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">jvantspijker </a>and <a href="http://www.felixx.nl" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Felixx </a>will design the new redevelopment plan of an industrial seaside area in Reykjavik, Iceland. The firms have won the first prize through an invited two-stage competition. The plan consists of 110.000 square meters of mixed use program, including four hundred new dwellings.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0t2t94xn4wf6vh0.jpg"></p><p>The location is tightly embedded within a port and transshipment area, a residential area and a large nature reserve. The competition is one of the first focus areas of a large long-term masterplan set up by the municipality of Reykjavik. The overarching plan commits to redevelopment, densification and sustainability.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cj404dmugxaigtno.jpg"></p><p>The firms jvantspijker (planning and architecture) and Felixx (landscape architecture) used the ambition of densification to reconnect the urban area of Reykjavik to the surrounding Icelandic landscape. "In the current situation landscape and city are related as the inverse of each other", according to the Rotterdam design team.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hn/hnygmzj4iw850sfw.jpg"></p><p>"The renewed link between...</p>