Hamar Hills

Wooden, green-roofed housing, with a focus on community, Hamar Hills creates homes for a range of family types, while design-wise combining and morphing the area’s existing typologies into one. 

Each complex contains a common room dedicated to accommodate either crafting workshops or social gatherings, allowing for the residents to take ownership of their space and interact with each other.


URBAN POWER designed this winning proposal unanimously selected from 44 entries by a  jury led by mayor Einar Busterud.

Designed to be socially and environmentally sustainable, the buildings will encompass row houses, small starter homes and apartments with exciting indoor-to-outdoor features like roof-top balconies, loggias and common terraces. 

The buildings are embraced by the interlaying park planted with trees and wild vegetation, while rainwater is collected by the stream of water running through and binding the area together with the surroundings. The park paths furthermore promotes pedestrian and bicycle traffic, creating safe and enjoyable green spaces for leisure activities, playing and sports.

Related projects about community and diverse typology: Stejlepladsen, Lautrupvang, Papirøen

  • Location Hamar, Norway
  • Client Hamar municipality
  • Year 2018-2022
  • Status 1st prize in international competition, ongoing
  • Program Housing, urban space
  • Site area 20.000 m²
  • Floor area 24.400 m²
  • Team Rune Veile, Sara Buhl Bjelke, Arne Cermak Nielsen, Kinga Murawska, Alexander Bredgaard, Sabela Barreiro, Tien-Yi Su, Michael Dragschitz

Hamar Hills HAMAR NO

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