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Elisabeth, Rågdahl, 2008. Intelligent vattendesign : utformning av Gjutarplan i Kallhälls centrum. Second cycle, A2E. Uppsala: SLU, Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

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Abstract

The thesis aims to be an informative study for landscape architects and hopes to contribute
to an understanding of ways water can be used and managed at sites lacking open, green
surfaces.

The title "intelligent water design" should evoke the reader’s thoughts concerning intelligent
aspects of water. Text, images and the design proposition give hints about these aspects.

In the first part of this thesis, various examples of water design are presented. The chosen
examples are all applicable in urban environments with a high percentage of impervious
surfaces.

The second part examines Gjutarplan, an urban square in the centre of Kallhäll, in Järfälla,
north of Stockholm. Gjutarplan is first framed in a geographical and historical context. The
site is further explained through several site analysis and diagrams which are then distilled
into drafts and design goals. Two such goals are the elucidation of the entrance space
surrounding the square and improved accessibility on and around the square.

The proposed design scheme is presented in the final part, explained through plans, sections,
and perspectives.

Today, the centre of Kallhäll is a small suburban centre with a population density that does
not support the need of the businesses in the area. Gjutarplan was built in the mid seventies
and no major changes have been made since then. It is now time to decide the future appearance
and function of the centre.

The end goal of this thesis is to propose a carefully considered design for Gjutarplan and
its adjacent surfaces. The process of research and analysis of the square and its environs
through the intelligent use of water has informed the generation of a design that offers
opportunities for a more vibrant, healthy square life.

Main title:Intelligent vattendesign
Subtitle:utformning av Gjutarplan i Kallhälls centrum
Authors:Elisabeth, Rågdahl
Supervisor:UNSPECIFIED
Examiner:UNSPECIFIED
Series:UNSPECIFIED
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2008
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:NY004 Landscape Architecture Programme, Ultuna 300 HEC
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Urban and Rural Development
Keywords:vatten, dagvatten, vattendesign, torg, Kallhäll
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-495
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-495
Subjects:Landscape architecture
Social sciences, humanities and education
Water resources and management
Language:Swedish
Deposited On:10 May 2010 08:55
Metadata Last Modified:20 Apr 2012 14:12

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