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Lang, Philip and Skagerlind, Tove, 2022. Harboring public space : radicant design for Malmö as a resilient harbor city: the case of Hullkajen. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)

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This work explores an unconventional and extended approach to site-specificity for
postindustrial harbor transformation, applied to the design of public space, in order to achieve
a more resilient and dynamic coastal city. For the purpose of practical application, a conceptual
design proposal for a site in Nyhamnen, Malmö is presented. In light of growing issues of
urbanization, city densification, and climate change, the need for reevaluation of conventional
methods within city development is a significant matter. Nyhamnen is on the cusp of change,
from an industrial harbor to a new urban district, which is outlined in the comprehensive plan.
Qualities and features, that are typically disregarded, are brought to light and form the basis
of the design concept. The theoretical backbone of this project relies on three overarching
concepts: radicant design, resilience, and public space. Through the iterative method of
Travelling transect, the chosen site of Hullkajen and its inherent resources is explored. The
design proposal is presented in four distinguished phases to illustrate the challenges and
possibilities of site transformation in developing harbor space over time. What is highlighted is
the ever evolving urban landscape that is contingent on temporal, dynamic, and societal shifts.
The reflection accentuates that nothing is constant, but a continuous process, and that this
notion should be included in the discourse and praxis of planning and design.

Main title:Harboring public space
Subtitle:radicant design for Malmö as a resilient harbor city: the case of Hullkajen
Authors:Lang, Philip and Skagerlind, Tove
Supervisor:Diedrich, Lisa Babette
Examiner:Lindholm, Gunilla and Wirdelöv, Johan
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2022
Level and depth descriptor:Second cycle, A2E
Student's programme affiliation:LM006 Landscape Architecture 120 HEC
Supervising department:(LTJ, LTV) > Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Keywords:Radicant design, Resilience, Public space, Postindustrial harbor transformation, Alternative urban design method
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Deposited On:25 Nov 2022 08:39
Metadata Last Modified:26 Nov 2022 02:09

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