GRÖN - Visitor Centre for Renewable Energy

Studenteropgave: Kandidatspeciale og HD afgangsprojekt

  • Christian Irming Friis Buhl
  • Camilla Christina Eden
  • Caroline Tordrup Elkjær
4. semester, Arkitektur (cand.polyt.), Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
This thesis details the process of developing a proposal for a Visitor Centre for Renewable Energy to be located at harbour promenade at Kanalbyen in Fredericia in southern Denmark. A theoretical and methodological approach is introduced in the first part of the thesis, based on tectonic, phenomenological and sustainable theory about affecting user behavior. These theories are expanded upon and contextualised through a series of case studies into three focus areas: responsibility, mediation and awareness, which become the basic drivers in the design of the centre. The analysis puts an emphasis on the need for gesturing the user through affordances, which are integrated into the structural system using wood as a sustainable construction material. In the final design these affordances are realised as curvilinear geometries, drawing upon phenomenological principles to create engaging kinaesthetic experiences on the exterior and interior of the building. The result is a curved roof shape that meets the ground to the north and south, inviting visitors as well as passers-by to take a stroll and enjoy a breathtaking view of Lillebælt and experience the building’s solar panels at close hand. The exhibition thus transcends the limits of the building volume and expands into the urban space seeking to invoke a greater sense of environmental awareness.
Udgivelsesdato26 maj 2021
Antal sider176
ID: 412846121