The Scharins Site in Ursviken, Skellefteå, SE, faces challenges of housing demand, brownfield conditions, and underutilization. Excitingly, it offers an opportunity to become a new local center, recreational hub, and revitalize the connection between Skellefte River, Town, and surroundings. Historical traces of the industrial past gain new meaning, transforming into a all-inclusive pedestrian and cycling-oriented backbones which bind the project priorities of safety, context, ecology, and mobility. The activated riverfront is dedicated to public space and recreation. This densified, balanced approach plans to provide approximately 2300 residences over the next two decades, welcoming diverse species and cultures to call this place home.

Mahla Ebrahimpour (IR), architect urbanist
Agnieszka Lula (PL), architect urbanist
Jan Wańczyk (PL), architect
Yuan Lin (CN), urban planner
Nathaniel David Carden (US), architect
Maya Sleiman (LB), building engineer

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