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Swedish architectural studio C.F.Møller presented a project for a new quarter in the small Swedish city of Örnsro, made entirely of wood. The plan of the architects is to make the “timber town” a new, modern part of the city that will be in a harmonious connection with nature.
The character of the new wooden residential objects is a blend of the traditional Scandinavian architecture of timber buildings with modern and energy efficient, creating a pleasant quarter for housing, entertainment and relaxation. The quartet will also have a spacious park with numerous public areas for recreation.
The idea is to make the quarter energy efficient and environmentally friendly, which is one of the reasons why wood was chosen as a main building material. Architects point out that timber positively contributes to the environment, but also offers new opportunities for creating an innovative architecture. There will be several wooden private buildings that will comprise the quarter, with interesting roofs that offer a view of the urban life of the city. The plan includes a long walkway that will connect the quarter with the already existing promenade.
Architects say the idea is to plan and design a neighborhood in which the urban and social life will connect with nature, offering objects with unique architecture.
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