This article originally appeared on Redesign Revolution and is republished here with permission.
What if every building in your hometown was totally movable and the entire city could be rearranged on a whim? Jägnefält Milton, a Swedish architecture firm, sought to make this concept a reality in the town of Åndalsnes, Norway where an international redesign competition was being held. Their entry for the contest, a project called “Rolling Masterplan” is an urban planning concept that would completely re-purpose the old, unused railroad tracks in the town, turning them into a base on which they could construct different buildings that could be moved along the tracks and re-positioned. The plan involves building structures such as a park, a concert hall, public baths and even a hotel, as well as 100 houses and could totally revolutionize architecture if brought to life. The possibilities for an ever-changing, entirely portable city are endless. The Rolling Masterplan wound up winning 3rd place in the redesign competition and brings a whole new meaning to the idea of a “mobile home.” Check out some of the concept art below.
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