Our ambition is to find an actor to collaborate with in order to implement Oceanön, which will also include about 200 homes!
In H + we want to create an urban archipelago in Oceanhamnen by building canals through Oslopiren and Oceanpiren and in between building a new island. WE are humble and realize that we can not do it ourselves. Therefore, we go out at a very early stage to hook arm with an actor that we want to work with throughout the process.
In this way, both a common learning process and something that is quite unique is created - a completely new island!
We are testing a different way of asking actors to collaborate, we are testing collaborating at an early stage and we are testing whether there are sustainable ways to realize our ambition.
Building an artificial island can be considered innovative in itself, but it is still something that has been done in different parts of the world.
However, this is the first time Helsingborg has taken on that challenge!
The innovation in this project has been the approach to land allocation. We went out on the market in a competition to find a collaboration partner based on a very open framework and without having specified a method for evaluation. The reason was that we did not know if there was interest or opportunities to implement Oceanän from a financial perspective. The goal was to find a partner to collaborate with to work further together with the process.
The competition aroused great interest and as many as nine proposals were received. During the process, we had to add a second evaluation step where we specified the conditions and requirements to be able to evaluate in a fair way. The outcome has been that we have found a collaboration partner.