RODEO ARCHITECTS

IC Fredrikstad

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IC Fredrikstad

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Type: Parallel commission
Client: Jernbaneverket
Program: New IC railway station, road infrastructure, city development, public space and mobility strategy.
Size: 800 housing units, 42.000 m2 commercial space, 14.000 m2 public program, parks & recreation.

Location: Grønli, Fredrikstad, Norway
Status: Delivered 2016

Team: Magnus Jørgensen, Christian Gauss
Collaborators: Norconsult

What happens when the IC railway station is relocated underground in the city centre, at the crossroads of the city's two most heavily trafficated access arteries?

To Rodeo and Norconsult this represents a unique opportunity to repair and strengthen the city fabric, as well as expanding the centre to the north. A transformation from an infrastructural wasteland of barriers to a possible future of pedestrian city life combined with improved traffic flows. 

The Fv110 road is moved underground parallel to the railway track. The Fv109 and the roundabout linking the two is moved east and tucked into the adjacent terrain. The effect: through traffic is moved out of the city streets and a minimized barrier effect for bicycles and pedestrians, creating new potential in an area that today consist of an urban wasteland of roads, asphalt and SLOPs.

The new node is presented as an urban space, a multifunctional square with a pavillion as the focal point - the entry and extension of the station to the city floor. It is classic and simple: Commercial space, public functions and offices are concentrated on the lowers floors of the buildings surrounding the square activating the facades. Apartments invite people to inhabit the area, creating a neighbourhood and a sense of belonging.

A green corridor is established in the west by interconnecting the existing archipelagic green structure. Pedestrian and bike routes follows the green corridor connecting the city center with the surrounding housing areas and Marka, a recreational forrest area. 

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Type: Parallel commission
Client: Jernbaneverket
Program: New IC railway station, road infrastructure, city development, public space and mobility strategy.
Size: 800 housing units, 42.000 m2 commercial space, 14.000 m2 public program, parks & recreation.

Location: Grønli, Fredrikstad, Norway
Status: Delivered 2016

Team: Magnus Jørgensen, Christian Gauss
Collaborators: Norconsult

What happens when the IC railway station is relocated underground in the city centre, at the crossroads of the city's two most heavily trafficated access arteries?

To Rodeo and Norconsult this represents a unique opportunity to repair and strengthen the city fabric, as well as expanding the centre to the north. A transformation from an infrastructural wasteland of barriers to a possible future of pedestrian city life combined with improved traffic flows. 

The Fv110 road is moved underground parallel to the railway track. The Fv109 and the roundabout linking the two is moved east and tucked into the adjacent terrain. The effect: through traffic is moved out of the city streets and a minimized barrier effect for bicycles and pedestrians, creating new potential in an area that today consist of an urban wasteland of roads, asphalt and SLOPs.

The new node is presented as an urban space, a multifunctional square with a pavillion as the focal point - the entry and extension of the station to the city floor. It is classic and simple: Commercial space, public functions and offices are concentrated on the lowers floors of the buildings surrounding the square activating the facades. Apartments invite people to inhabit the area, creating a neighbourhood and a sense of belonging.

A green corridor is established in the west by interconnecting the existing archipelagic green structure. Pedestrian and bike routes follows the green corridor connecting the city center with the surrounding housing areas and Marka, a recreational forrest area.