Neighbourhood - A tectonic elevation of A7

Student thesis: Master Thesis and HD Thesis

  • Nikolaj Weberg Rahbek
  • Trygve Schmidt Pedersen
  • Jacob Fredsgaard Thams
4. term, Architecture, Master (Master Programme)
This report accounts for the master thesis of MSc04 group 8, Architecture & Design at Aalborg University. The thesis is a critical comment regarding the demolition of thousands of functional dwellings initiated in connection with The Ghetto Package of 2018. The project regards the renovation of Block A7 and its inclusion in a defined, social neighbourhood with focus on phenomenological experiences in the everyday life. The project is designed with a tectonic approach where we, as architect-engineers, comprehend the synergy between contemporary technological knowledge, the social- cultural- and political-agenda, and the architectural task of creating a space that through spatial-, plan- and atmospheric means that enriches the everyday life of people. This thesis addresses the variating need for privacy in the different functions spanning from neighbourhood to home. This task is solved through parametric, tectonic design that involves, and thereby socially elevates, the unemployed residents of the new neighbourhood. The project is based on theory regarding the historical context of Gellerup, modernism and its architectural influence, how sustainability in its many nuances is affecting the building industry today and how the neighbourhood can be the catalyst for the good everyday life.
Publication date28 May 2020
Number of pages203
ID: 333131231