Common Shares


Year: 2015
Type: Competition, Master Planning
Size: 40 100 m²
Location: Bergen, Norway 
Collaborators: Jason Hilgefort [Land+Civilization Compositions]

Team: Anna Pikovska, Cem Kayatekin

This project aims to achieve an intertwined network of owned & shared, private & public spaces, designed at varying scales, and with varying dynamics of collaboration, cooperation, and negotiation embedded within them. The goal is to give the concept of sharing a tangible, spatial anchor.

C2B11. Gallery apartments

2. Tower apartments

3. Blocked apartments

4. Townhouses

5. Woodshop – community center

6. Covered courtyards

7. Open spaces for work and commerce

8. Green spaces

9. Restaurant

10. Multifunctional plinth

11. Multifunctional common open space

12. Kindergarten playground

13. Urban farms

14. Local products market

15. Cafe terraces

16. River park amphitheater

17. Cemetery




The classic Nolli Map of Rome is an iconic representation of public and private spaces in the city. Yet it has always been, literally, too black and white. The feeling one has as one enters a courtyard or sits on a balcony are neither singularly public nor private. The common spaces on site embrace this reality and celebrate it both formally and in terms of ownership realities. 



Thickened public base

The “base,” which is owned by the municipality, grants the city the ability to remain an important actor at such a key site, and to retain custody over the public realm. On top of the base, the city will develop several flexible buildings, at varying scales, and subsequently sell them to private entities.




Lapping spaces

Each building type has an intentionally ambiguous space. These ‘leftover’ spaces are owned by multiple tenants. The spatial inhabitation must be resolved between the parties. This also allows for the development of flexible uses over time.


D2_2Flexible base

The base can host an array of programs, allowing spaces for the evolving needs of the community over time. The spaces at the edges against the public space can accommodate more public programs for the community and for visitors.






 yakima 2