The benefits of wood as a construction material, and the importance of reconnecting people with nature, have been recognised in a stunning design for a residential quarter in central Örebro, Sweden. The Örnsro Trästad (Örnsro Timber Town) proposal has won C.F. Møller Architects, in cooperation with sustainable development specialist Slättö Förvaltning, the task of designing a vibrant new urban landscape that celebrates the beauty and renewable qualities of wood.
Created with solid timber frame structures, the buildings will link with Ängen, the city’s municipal park, via thoroughfares and will be surrounded by social spaces and plazas. ‘We wish to create an inclusive urban quarter in which the city's urban and social qualities interact with the park's organic structures,’ says Ola Jonsson, the project architect at C.F. Møller.
Timber Town images: C.F. MØLLER