FAR FROM HOME - MASTER THESIS

Student thesis: Master programme thesis

  • Tine Bredahl Terkelsen
  • Tobias Hedegaard Rasmussen
  • Andreas Nygaard Mathiesen
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This project addresses the issue of social and environmental sustainability in the housing of asylum seekers arriving in Denmark, through the design of an asylum centre located at Godsbanearealerne in Aarhus. The proposal is shaped through the Integrated Design Process by Mary-Ann Knudstrup, and further supported through the implementation of Evidence Based Design into the existing design process. The urban location of the site attempts to improve the conditions for the acculturation process between the asylum seekers and the users of the city. In addition to this the project seeks to improve the conditions for mental healing through the implementation of horticultural therapy along with the possibility of participation in meaningful activities to positively distract the asylum seekers from their current situation. The result of the process is an integrated proposal for a new and sustainable asylum centre that is aesthetically connected to its context.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date28 May 2020
Number of pages305
ID: 333098069