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 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
  • Client Kadeco (Keflavík Airport Development Company)
Year
  • 2021 - Ongoing
Status
  • Competition
Program
  • Strategic Masterplan for the development of the Keflavík Airport Area
Disciplines
  • Urban Design
  • Masterplan
  • Urban Planning
Credits
  • Economic and Real Estate Development, Collaborative Development and Organisational readiness: WSP
  • Landscape architect: 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
  • Airport Area Masterplanning: Maurits Schaafsma
  • Placemaking and Wayfinding: Base Design
  • Emerging Aviation Technologies: Amberg Loglay
  • Local Architect and Landscape Architect: Kanon Arkitektar
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