THE MARKED SQUARE IN TRONDHEIM – Award in architectural competition

The city of Trondheim lies at the mouth of Nidelva in the Trondheims fjord. Trondheims historical and modern center is on the triangular peninsula that constitutes Midtbyen (central town). Trondheim Market i situated at the intersection between the city’s two main axis’, and it defines the city’s centre. The intention of the Market is to give the city renewed energy through openness. The statue of King Olav Tryggvason, which is at the center of the space is to be moved, so that open space becomes the central subject of the city structure. The main feature is a «golden band» – a band of flooring featuring copper from Kongens Gate-vest, through the statues new position and on to Vår Frues church. Along with the «golden band» are two ponds and small groves of cherry trees that bind King Olav Tryggvason and Vår Frues Church to the open Market. Starting from the statues new position a series of large circles in white polished concrete.
This project is created by NATAAS and LandArk from Copenhagen in an experimental collaboration between Oslo and Copenhagen based on few rules.