On rails: rolling master plan
One of many odd ideas for reusing railway.
Swedish architecture firm jagnefalt milton has been awarded third prize for ‘a rolling master plan’, their proposed development for the idea competition of andalsnes in norway.
The design utilizing new and existing train tracks to create a diverse system where buildings roll through the city on rails, providing an opportunity to re-organize programmatic requirements in relation to the urban space. the mobile flexibility allows the city to adjust for uses such as concerts, festivals, markets, and seasonal changes.
Integration of mobile structures – including a rolling hotel, public bath and concert hall – has the potential to transform the city into a dense, integrated and continually changing scenography. the temporary, small-scale structures sets the ‘city in motion’, providing an important connection between the land and the sea.