We are very proud to have been invited to participate in the competition for the new Elvesletta Studentcity in Svalbard - eventually competing against just one last Norwegian team.†

Longyearbyen city is the polar regionsí new center for education and polar tourism. Therefore, Studentcity must embrace both residents, increased tourism and students as a shared hotel, commercial building and student housing.†

We didnít win, but we wonít let you miss out on these illustrations of our proposal of a Studentcity programmed to embrace all needs. The various programs meet through overlap, sharing and utilizing common facilities so students, hotel guests and the city can meet and thrive under the same roof.† The building is also programmed to support new meetings, interaction and formation of communities - the first floor is designed as an inside urban space, the heart of the building. †