HverdagsLIVETS bevægelser: et aktivt Svenstrup

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Julie Buschardt
  • Line Schulz
4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme)
This thesis is written at the Urban Design department of the faculty for Architecture & Design at Aalborg University, Denmark. The project is focusing on how urban planning and cityscape design can affekt the citizens to become more physically active. The design-part of the project takes base in the small village Svenstrup near Aalborg. The village is consisting mainly of single-family houses and the size and structure is very common in Denmark. This city is chosen as it represents exactly the way the main population of Denmark lives. Most work on the topic “activating cityscapes” is focusing on larger cities. With this thesis we wish to give our proposal for a design that activates the residents of smaller villages. The first part of the thesis consists of two chapters: THEME and CASE. The THEME chapter gives a theoretic understanding for physical activities and exercises in the cityscape. This knowledge gives a common framework to work with during the rest of the project. The CASE chapter contains a presentation and in-depth place-analysis of the village Svenstrup. This maps the village’s challenges and potentials in relation to wellness, exercise and physical movement for its residents. Second part of the thesis consist of another two chapters: CONCEPT and DESIGN. CONCEPT is based on a range of parameters deducted from the first part of the thesis. These parameters are combined into a “movement-design” in the 1:15000 scale. DESIGN describes specific parts of the movement-design further with plans, sections and diagrams in the two scales 1:1000 and 1:200.
Publication date2010
Number of pages146
Publishing institutionAalborg Universitet, Arkitektur & Design, Urban Design


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