• Cecilie Overvad Jensen
4. semester, Urbant Design (cand.polyt)., Kandidat (Kandidatuddannelse)
The neighbourhood is a design-oriented project that addresses a current low-lying transformation area at Godsbanearealerne in Aarhus. The chosen site at the southern part of Godsbanearealerne is located on the border between the quiet landscape Ådalen and the vibrant city and will be developed from an old industrial area into a new dense neighbourhood with diversity and social community. The project sees great potential in the site’s location, the area’s recreational qualities, experimental character, existing resident Institut for (X), and the vibrant city very close by. Together, these factors help create a unique location and an opportunity for a design proposal for a new way of living in the dense city with the concept of building communities (byggefællesskaber) and an urban co-housing (bofællesskab) as catalysts for more community, coexistence, and urban life from the beginning. Moreover, this project has the main aim to meet some of today’s and future societal and social tendencies and challenges regarding urbanization, climate changes, increased loneliness, more singles, elderly people, and changing family patterns. Loneliness is a growing problem and this is due to several reasons, and one of them might be based on the notion, the blasé attitude, which the individual takes on in large urban spaces. The problem of loneliness is relatively new and still very unknown but gets increased attention in recent years. But how to reduce the feeling of loneliness? Architecture and planning can be seen as a tool to embrace and solve these challenges. Therefore, the tendencies and challenges will in a way be translated into some design parameters that ensure togetherness and social interaction. Moreover, the focus of this project is to use the existing landscape and turn the climate challenges into local advantages and use visible stormwater in a recreational way to provide more value and promote health but also to create the framework for meeting spaces of quality for the city, local citizens, and residents. This should encourage social community and social interaction between, as well as beyond, the residents’ next-door neighbours.
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