Our future flowmaschines - the transformation of Glostrup Station

Student thesis: Master thesis (including HD thesis)

  • Marianne Vinum
4. term, Urban Design, Master (Master Programme)
In the matter of mobility, the stations are illustrated as our transitory playgrounds. Stations are drawn and established upon their main quality of hosting movement, connectivity and directionality. However, the rapid acceleration within our society, both in terms of technology and mobility, had affected their capacity to afford a good and structured connectivity. Therefore, the project is seeking to study the acceleration within society and how this had been reflected on human interactions, their embodiment performance and movement within the transitory spaces of stations, as mobility hubs. The current project is, thereby, concentrating around the debate of stations’ capability to maintain their most distinguished quality of distributing the flows internal and external. Based on this state of quo, the three terms of wayfinding, connectivity and cohesiveness were introduced as design parameters, pillars for elevating the full potential of stations. Giving the fact that the stations are made also for people, as community (identity, sense of place, activities), the design is readdressed in order to afford proper conditions for a social environment. Recognizing the importance of creating these social environments, factors such as gathering spots, new experiences and interactions are hosted. By transforming Glostrup Station, the design solution is offering a complete recipe of designing for flows, in the matter of community.
LanguageEnglish
Publication date9 Nov 2016
Number of pages148
ID: 242614778