Transformation Masterplan Multidisciplinary

Setting the path for a long-term sustainable development and acts as a catalyst to innovate the Icelandic economy

Capitalising on Iceland’s unique advantages - its geographical location, its lead in renewable energy - the Keflavík Airport Area Strategic Masterplan sets the path for a long-term sustainable development and acts as a catalyst to innovate the Icelandic economy at this strategic location. At the same time, the masterplan aims at creating ‘facts on the ground’ for the neighbouring communities of Reykanesbear and Sudurnesjabear, with projects that have a strong local ownership and answer to existing needs. Furthermore, the plan contains an approach for overcoming barriers to successful planning, such as short-term planning cycles and lack of collaboration, and is underpinned by a place branding concept.

Currently, there is an excess of available land in the vicinity of the Keflavík Airport, which creates the risk of low-density, low value development. The team’s strategy identifies catalyst sit...

Location
  • Kevlavik, Iceland
Client
  • Kadeco (Keflavík Airport Development Company)
Year
  • 2021 - Ongoing
Status
  • Ongoing
Program
  • Strategic Masterplan for the development of the Keflavík Airport Area
Disciplines
  • Urban Design
  • Urban Planning
Credits
  • Economic & Real Estate Development, Collaborative Development and Organisational Readiness: WSP
  • Landscape Architecture: Felixx Landscape Architects & Planners
  • Mobility and Transport planning: MIC Mobility in Chain
  • Local Coordination, Urban Planning: VSO Consulting
  • Cargo Planning: Buck Consultants International
  • Climate and Aviation Mitigation, Environmental Performance and Energy Supply Strategy: Buro Happold
  • Placemaking and Wayfinding: Base Design
  • Airport Area Masterplanning: Maurits Schaafsma
  • Emerging Aviation Technologies: Amberg Loglay (Competition phase)
  • Local Architect and Landscape Architect: Kanon Arkitektar
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