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architecture : theory and strategy

coast wise europe, helsinki workshop


object workshop results subject coastal tourism date august 1997 words finding identity pages 1 author christiaan weiler ref projects / realised / finx1234



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020797 Coast Wise Europe Finland, MATHILDEDAL 1997

"don't ask what MATHILDEDAL can do for you, but what you can do for MATHILDEDAL"

METHOD
X4.CATEGORIZE
…as the working space we consider 8 elements to be crucial…
A/FORREST- B/MARINA - C/SUBURBIA - D/COTTAGES E/MANOR - F/IRONWORKS - G/SERVICES - H/MAINSTREET

X5.CONNECT
…the spacial dynamics and the identity of the neighbourhood will be created by the connection of these elements - an equation with 4 unknown…
MATHILDEDAL = E/MANOR + F/IRONWORKS + G/SERVICES + H/MAINSTREET = ? (where EFGH/environment is non-specific)

X6.IDENTIFY
…you cannot create a valuable identity for a connection if there is no identity for the connected elements - find an individual identity for each without referring outward to the urban fabric -

BACK TO: -X1.WORD -X2.ACTION -X3.OBJECT

X7.COMPROMISE+
…connecting the found identities will cause a struggle for identity - this energizing compromise is the creative force….


RESEARCH- SALO SATELITE NEIGHBOURHOOD
…the knowledge that Salo is a growing community
…Finland has experience with disperse urban communities
…Mathildedal is only 20 minutes away
= PROPOSAL FOR A POTENTIAL SUBURBIA

NEIGHBOURHOOD FABRIC MATHILDEDAL =
A/FORREST : area B to the north + cottages
B/MARINA : the seaside entrance + home port to Salo
C/SUBURBIA : area C to the south + disperse luxury housing
D/COTTAGES : the existing dwellings
E/MANOR : on top of the hill, to be hotel + conferencing
F/IRONWORKS : the remnants of former glory
G/SERVICES : the services for a growing population
H/MAINSTREET : the land side entrance + grand connector

RESULT by SANDRA BOMAN + PETER DE GROOT + ALENKA KRAGELJ + BRUNO SILVESTRE +
tutor CHRISTIAAN WEILER