À Fossum: A new settlement on top of the waterfall

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Charlotte Gissel
  • Sonja Nygaard Thomsen
4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme)
This booklet contains a thesis for a design proposal for a new housing settlement Á
Fossum in Klaksvík, Faroe Islands. The project is called Á Fossum, which means
“on top of the waterfall”. The name has its origin in the project site location, which
is on top of the waterfall.
The thesis takes its departure in the notion of that housing conditions are one of the
prime assumptions for growth in the Faroe Island in the past years. The municipality
of Klaksvík has experienced a signified demand for housing opportunities. Therefore
they have decided to develop and plan a new settlement - Á Fossum.
The object of the project is to implement an integration of engineering techniques
on how to maintain/handel rought climatic conditions and process the landscape in
relation to urban design studies in a new residential settlement in Klaksvík. A new
settlement, which will bond to the inner city and reinterpret the norms of living together
in the fierce nature in the Faroe Islands in 21st century.
Publication date18 May 2017
Number of pages111
External collaboratorKlakvík municipal
Gunnleyg Dánjalsson gd@klakvik.fo
ID: 257753200