Europan 14/ Productive Cities
The project site in Alta is in the very north of Norway in the region of Finnmark.
Alta has around 20.000 inhabitants which is about 1/4 of the population of Finnmark. Even through earlier times of depopulation and stagnation elsewhere in northern Norway, the city has been in growth. The average of the Alta inhabitants are young people with a muticultural background.
Alta is at a point where many things are in a process of change. The political landscape and the climate in combination with the young inhabitans is the right mixture for it:
At the same time, the sprawling urban structure of Alta is a challenging starting point for a sustainable development.
The plot in Alta, Bossekop is a slate fabrication area on the shoreline of the Alta Fjord, called Skiferkaia. The slate fabrication will move during the next years to the pereferic country side of Alta, opening for the creation of an urban, productive and imaginative seafront.