Veita is an urban design project done in collaboration between students from NTNU Live Studio, the Pstereo festival in Trondheim and the municipality of Trondheim.

In connection to the yearly music event «Pstereofestivalen» , a group of students have been collaborating with the festival and a city development program called «En blå tråd». The collaboration have resulted in designing and building an outdoor stair and seating area in on of the slopes in the public park Marinen in the city centre. The structure connects the lower level of the park with the upper level, to support the circulation of thousands of people during the festival.

To further take part in the dialogue about how the city should be develop, the project also focuses on creating spaces for people to use all year around, and the municipality have accepted it for two years, as a temporary experiment.

Marinen in Trondheim is part of the middle age city, closely connected to the cathedral. The grounds and the ancient city walls are therefore protected, making the site quite a challenge to build on. The whole structure is floating above ground, only fixed to a large concrete foundation in the bottom of the slope, to hold all the weight back. The wooded structure carrying the steps allocated the forces on multiple points spread out on the slope, instead of having fixed foundations. Due to the conditions, the collaboration between the students and the connected actors have been crucial for this project to become a reality.

The intention was to test if different needs could meet in one project. Steps could also be benches and a place to work out, and nets to climb in could also be a place to relax. The dialogue with the people using the area have resulted in important features, such as how the steps are designed, and the customization of the bench close to the pathway. The projects serves as a tribune to the open green field of the park and the river Nidelva.


Marinen, Trondheim

Kristin Solhaug Næss, Hanna Landmark, Maria Therese Nervik

Andreas Engleset, Øystein Fjeldbo, Bendik
Kvernevik, Morten Kleveland, Ada Hoel

ACADEMIC SUPERVISORS: Steffen Wellinger, Silje Strøm Solberg

Lone Moa, Ola Hassel, Jørgen Tellefsen Relling, Mariann Stensaas, Simon Dai, Nikolas Røshol, Hanne Karin Broch, Sindre Andresen, Runa Sandø, Kristine Øvstebø, Steinar Hillersøy Dyvik, John Mork

ORGANIZATIONS: Pstereofestivalen , NTNU, ”En blå tråd” v/ Trondheim kommune, NTNU Live Studio

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