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Sindri Pétursson, Jóhann, 2014. Temporary areas : using temporality to improve the image and liveabilty of Upper-Breiðholt. Second cycle, A2E. Alnarp: SLU, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)



Long processes of modern day planning realisations can be a burden on the functionality of cities which are constantly evolving. The addition of temporary areas which serve the user’s needs could be an answer to this problem.
By including temporary areas in the planning process, knowledge about users and sites can be gained and adapted to a more permanent process later. Knowledge of elements such as materiality and functionality as well as social interaction on site and behaviour of users. By using these temporary methods, up-to-date results can be expected. (Bishop & Williams, 2012) The role of temporary areas in modern day planning and how they have been implemented is examined in this thesis in an attempt to see how they can be beneficial for constructers as well as users.
Numerous cases of temporary uses, of varying qualities and nature are examined in a search of influences and inspirations for the design process of a temporary installation in Breiðholt.
These examinations and concluding design proposal are made in an attempt to improve the socially problematic area of Upper-Breiðholt, Iceland. The purpose of this is to improve the outwards image as well as the self-image of the inhabitants which analysis revealed to be negative.
The thesis conclusions include a design for a temporary area as well as a strategic plan of temporary uses for the business cluster at Fellagarðar, Upper-Breiðholt. The purpose of these design proposals is to improve the image of Upper-Breiðholt, as well as improve the business area of Fellagarðar, making the site more likely to evolve alongside its inhabitants.

Main title:Temporary areas
Subtitle:using temporality to improve the image and liveabilty of Upper-Breiðholt
Authors: Sindri Pétursson, Jóhann
Supervisor:Bergsjö, Ann
Examiner:Lindholm, Gunilla and Vicenzotti, Vera
Volume/Sequential designation:UNSPECIFIED
Year of Publication:2014
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:temporary, meanwhile, interim, pop-up, city space , public space, parking, Breiðholt, Reykjavík, Iceland
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Subject. Use of subject categories until 2023-04-30.:Landscape architecture
Deposited On:15 Sep 2014 15:43
Metadata Last Modified:15 Sep 2014 15:43

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