The national government in Norway has decided to end the military air activity in Bodø within the next seven to ten years. The runway is from the early 1950ies and has a maximum of ten years left before it has to be replaced by a new runway. This means that it has to be built a new runway in Bodø within 2025. This gives opportunities to think future city development in a completely new perspective.
The national government has given their approval to build a new airport one kilometer to the east of today’s airport. By building a new airport in the area that is today occupied by the military activity gives the city of Bodø around 360 hectare for city development. An area big enough to house 25 000 citizens and gives the city large new business areas.
By moving the airport and building a complete new city in near relation with the historic city center, Bodø also get the opportunity to build a smart city from scratch and for the future. In this work the vision of building the smartest city in the world was born. How does a city look like in 2065? What kind of technology are used in a future city? How is future buildings formed? What kind of energy sources are used in future cities? And all of this in an Arctic environment.