The city of Karlskrona needs a new way to interact with the sea trough an attractive district with a strong identity, that could extend the urban context and connect different areas.
The aim of the project is to reinterpret the structure of the archipelago using the rules and the scale of the city to create a new floating district on the sea. The idea of the ‘archipelago within the archipelago’ proposes an urban strategy able to generate new relations within the city and the nature, whilst being a connective and generating structure.
The sea is taken as a platform of a new urban morphology, where the presence of the water allows the city elements to be more flexible and moveable.
To be productive again is thought as a possibility to realise an unconventional settlement of experiences. Public, private and production are mixed together to create a space that can work 24/7/365 in a variable composition, that can be adaptable and sustainable. Contrary to the the static zoning approach, our project suggests to bring different programs working together: the housing is merged with the marina and the facilities are diffused around them.
THE FLOATING CITY
The floating city follows the rules of the urban grid of the city, but with a modular and flexible structure.
The phasing is defined by the mobility of the elements, which are organised according to the lapse of time of their location.
Phase 1: To re-organise Hattholmen’ shoreline and build a breakwater shaped from the reported land on the site in order to create a new entrance from the sea and protect the new city development.
Phase 2: To re-connect the project site to the city center with a green and energy-producing
infrastructure. This infrastructure will both shape a new inhabited shoreline and create a pedestrian and bike access to Trossö.
Phase 3: To live the infrastructure connecting new floating facilities and public spaces.
Phase 4: To organise a system of piers on the water, where the new city can dock. The piers also support the connection with the strategic site, linking the area of Muddret to the floating city and its rules.
Phase 5: To settle down the new raft village with different scales of dwellings: various typologies are articulated by public plazas, gardens and marina piers that interact within the city context.
Phase 6: To expand the flexible system on the strategic site to reconnect the two areas. The urbanity on Muddret is ruled by the presence of the water that is.
h3o . Vima . EUROPAN14 . Heads in the clouds . ALCOY
Shelter for thought
A generous empty structure contains an adaptable, neutral and comfortable space. An interior where sensorial and intellectual stimulation, human interaction and time conception articulate the proper scenario for thought and interchange, as bases for the innovative pulse. It is not a working space. It is not a building. It is a screen, a common stage onto which individual ideas can be projected.
A ceiling that defines an atmosphere. The building suggests and stimulates the unexpected, something that is simultaneously common and introspective.
An umbraculum that generates energy. The building supplies its needs and provides a space for people experience and comfort. Technology serves thought, well-being and fraternization.
The creative plane
The topography becomes auditorium. The fabrics, which are suspended from the roof, define productive spaces. The forest delimitates a confortable microclimate. The water determine the atmosphere. The equiped spots supply the building with water, electricity and wifi.The movile furniture guarantees the total flexibility of the space.
Joan Gener Gonzàlez
Adrià Orriols Camps
Miquel Ruiz Planella
in collaboration with
Sara Vima Grau
P-U-R-A . Common Ground . Europan 14 . TornioHaparanda
Our aim is to bring the two cities of Tornio and Haparanda towards their river edges. This will provide opportunity to redevelop the underutiliesed and empty plots near the waterfront areas to create new city districts and neighbourhoods, transforming the area into a lively urban zone. We identify the landscape and the use of greenery to act as tangible connectors between different areas. The diverse natural profile of TornioHaparanda combined with ample opportunities for utilising natural resources, make the region appealing for living and tourism.
The landscape of the site is mostly open and buildings are sparse and scattered with grass areas between the spaces. A large portion of the open landscape in the center of the site has many building restrictions that apply due to the rising tide of the river. This results in temporally changing characteristics of the landscape during the springtime due to the higher water level.
As a consequence of this we decided to harness these characteristics in order to create a park landscape that allows visitors to experience the beauty of this landscape as it changes through the days and seasons.
This results in the creation of the loop: a system to provide visitors the possibility to pass through the various land types. The project proposes a path structure for passage and relaxation that appeals to all senses and all seasons. Different points along the path awake different senses, gathering sceneries, textures, smells and different visual experiences, all harmoniously fading in and out along ones journey through the site. The interaction between man and nature changes as the loop meanders along the changing landscape where the flora and fauna also changes depending on its location within the landscape. At some points the loop structure is tangible and provided space for certain functions and at other places the loop fades away entirely, only defined by the surrounding flora. It operates as its own living organism, constantly changing from built structure to ceasing to exist completely, also depending on the seasonal changes.
The urban project is split into 3 focal points: These the visitor center, located in the center between the two cities, the redevelopment of the harbour area, and the tourist accommodation in the form of an experiential hotel. These focal points are brought together and connected through the regeneration of the existing landscape that separates the areas.
ROY NASH (IT)
LUCA ASTORRI (IT)
BIANCA CAROSINI (IT)
ADI CHAYA LICHTENFELD (IL)
AGNIESZKA MAJKOWSKA (PL)
MIRA MALETKOVIC (SRB)
MILENA TOMASEVIC (SRB)
Students in Architecture