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Windbreakers for the market area. It’s windy in the centre of town around Burger King. 10 metre-high screens could be one solution. You may have noticed having to hang on to your hat when you cross the market area on windy days. To make the area more hospitable, Stavanger council has commissioned a report by Norconsult to show which directions the wind blows from in the winter and summer seasons. According to Stavanger Aftenblad, the locals have known which cause the chilliness for a long time. In winter, it’s wind from the southwest that originates from Breiavatnet and is funnelled down in to Vågen, and in summer, it’s from the north.The different breakers and what they’ll do The report suggests erecting the Vågen breaker at the bottom of the market area near the roundabout, and the Anker breaker will be placed on the same side as Burger King. The Romsøe breaker will be place at the top of the Kongsgård incline to shield the area from the wind from Breiavatnet, whilst the Konsgård one will face towards Haakon VII’s street. The report concludes that all of these should be at least three metres high, in order to have any effect, and can be erected or dismantled as required.One of several solutions

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Windbreakers for the market area

Published on Wednesday, 18th March, 2009 at 00:38 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

It’s windy in the centre of town around Burger King. 10 metre-high screens could be one solution.

Proposed windbreakers:Illustration photo
Proposed windbreakers:Illustration photo
Photo: Norconsult


Analysis

You may have noticed having to hang on to your hat when you cross the market area on windy days. To make the area more hospitable, Stavanger council has commissioned a report by Norconsult to show which directions the wind blows from in the winter and summer seasons. According to Stavanger Aftenblad, the locals have known which cause the chilliness for a long time. In winter, it’s wind from the southwest that originates from Breiavatnet and is funnelled down in to Vågen, and in summer, it’s from the north.

The different breakers and what they’ll do

The report suggests erecting the Vågen breaker at the bottom of the market area near the roundabout, and the Anker breaker will be placed on the same side as Burger King. The Romsøe breaker will be place at the top of the Kongsgård incline to shield the area from the wind from Breiavatnet, whilst the Konsgård one will face towards Haakon VII’s street. The report concludes that all of these should be at least three metres high, in order to have any effect, and can be erected or dismantled as required.

One of several solutions

These windbreakers are only one of four solutions that council is considering. The others are:

1. To do nothing,
2. To erect a greenhouse-style construction, or
3. To move the market traders and their stalls permanently to other open areas in the centre, either near to the fish market, or to near the cathedral, which is where they are at the moment.

In the meantime, though, people will still have to button up.



Published on Wednesday, 18th March, 2009 at 00:38 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: wind, breakers, market, stavanger, chilly.





  
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