The aim of this project is to investigate the meeting between the city and the sea and to look into how that could be developed and made use of. I want to find out how you can increase the availability of a specific place and make it more welcoming, I also want to bring life to an already existing space and create a central meeting place in the city. The purpose is to give form to an esplanade along a dock in the central parts of Kalmar. Starting with an analysis of this public place, I want to create a concept that is close to the existing context and communicates the contrasts or associations between for example: city and nature, artificial and natural and indoor and outdoor. The primary object of the project is to add a welcoming, public place to the city where you on an accessible way can familiarize yourself with the meeting between the city and the sea. The secondary object is a step in the development of Kalmar as a City close to sea and nature and the esthetic and functional qualities that it brings. How can you use the qualities of the area in a better way? Are there any new expressions to be found in the meeting between city and sea? The result is an esplanade, a changing landscape with a clear direction which breaks up into “meeting places” - for different ways of sitting, standing and meeting. I have taken the already existing materials in the area, but used them differently. Analysing and sketching have lead to the transformation of a place on the line between two landscapes. The city and the sea have given the inspiration to a inviting functional public space
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