Karlskrona has always been a city of islands linked by bridges. This characteristic should be enhanced and preserved. On the other hand has its shoreline been in constant change. We propose a radical redesign of Hattholmen waterfront, building on the existing qualities of the urban fabric of Karlskrona.
Based on the historic grid typical of its military past, we propose the Hattholmen grid. While the north-south going streets are a continuation of the existing axis in the city, the east-west going alleys can be shifted, creating flexible building plots. Extending the grid into the water, walkways create access to the sailing boats, but also buildings on stilts and floating functions. Evolving Karlskronas relationship with the water to the extreme, the whole neighbourhood becomes a harbour, and Hattholmen becomes Hattholmene.
MATEUSZ MASTALSKI (DK), ARCHITECT URBANIST
OLE ROBIN STORJOHANN (DK), ARCHITECT