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Mellan stad och hav - kajpromenad i Kalmar

By Matilda Gustafsson

Abstract

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

Topics: city, sea, landscape, dock, esplanade, nature
Year: 2008
OAI identifier: oai:gupea.ub.gu.se:2077/18294

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