It takes a block
A prototype block that could be implemented throughout the Sege Park area and in the Nordics.
The proposal presents a prototype block that could be implemented throughout the Sege Park area, and with minor contextual adjustments throughout the Nordic region. It includes many of the aspects of the challenge. The planning strategy starts with a lively public square, and is developed through paths and smaller squares and urban spaces, inviting different levels of intensity and contact. A central element in the strategy is the communal building placed within the block, in connection with common spaces.
At the heart of the block is a communal water centre, combining a number of functions; bathhouse, laundry rooms and facilities for treating rain and greywater. Food is seen as a gratifying way to engage with others, provided for by the community canteen and farming centre. Building cooperatives constitute a rational way to invite deep user engagement, while simultaneously encouraging unique architectural expressions.
The proposal has a business focus and includes for example apartments with integrated work space. Wellbeing is increased through natural aspects such as meadows and fruit trees, as well as minimising stress factors through localized services and functions.
Kjellander & Sjöberg Arkitektkontor AB
The Jury’s Statement
The proposal takes a holistic approach to many aspects of the competition. It presents a gradual transformation of an existing house with some space for establishing businesses connected to an apartment. It gives residents the opportunity to get involved in the rebuilding process. The team presents the idea to have a farmer’s market in the area, instead of residents consuming everything they grow themselves. The team consists mainly of architects, landscape architects and engineers from Denmark and Sweden, but also an anthropologist and a waste management expert.