Urban space design

Studies on how cultural and connection-hotspots can be diffused to create new formal and informal gathering points in Lindholmen Gothenburg. A urban planning and public space project with data driven studies supporting it.

This projects goal was to map where cultural and transportation activities in Lindholmen Gothenburg and from it create a network of diffusion points that would lead these gathering points into new hubs created by the inhabitants of the area.

Starting with a base of when each building of the area was built and assigned into to clusters of when constructed and a mapping of gathering points grabbed from Google maps activity report. These mapping was combined with the usual infrastructural, built environment and topography maps to create a new cultural topography overlayed above the existing area.

Each peak on the cultural topography was given an influence sphere and in the points where as many of these spheres intersected new hubs where placed. Each of these new hubs ran through a script mimicing organical growth patterns of fungus to create a network of diffusion branches meant to siphon out activity of the already existing hotspots.

When these systems where in place and the areas of diffusion defined a new layer above the already existing layers of urbanity was placed. A suspension type of structure consisting of pillars (points) and nets (lines) where the users of the area could shape and morph by the addition of spherical building blocks.

This project was mostly an exercise in creating large spanning data-driven mapping, how to link this mapping to a physical structure and how the layers of urbanity shapes the cityscape.

  • Year 2019
  • Location Lindholmen - Gothenburg
  • Status Student project
  • Institution Chalmers
  • Type Urban planning / Culture / Parametric / Data driven / Public space