Sea Garden

Residential area of the former Akranes cement works

Realization competition with bidding process for the cement works site in Akranes
2nd prize

Location: Cement plant site
Client: Húsvirki
123 residential units, shops
Plot size: 9,450 m²
Total building size: 19,100 m²
Date: 2021

The new development plan for the cement works site in Akranes envisages a new residential area on two lots. The total size of the plots is 9,450 m² and 123 new apartments are proposed, spread over a total of 6 buildings.
The buildings on the larger property to the south form a well-protected courtyard that is very well connected to the existing path system. There are 144 parking spaces in an underground car park.
In each building there are apartments of different sizes, ranging from studios to 5-room apartments and are accessed either by staircases, arcades or private entrances.
The buildings have been broken up into smaller volumes in order to create a connection to the existing neighboring buildings. They are characterized by pitched, pent or flat roofs and vary in the design of the facade.