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FOLLOW THE WATER

Elisabeth Ek

Follow the water explores the potential of integrating water into architectural form and public space. Gothenburg has a strong character of water, with much rain and closeness to sea. How could water translate into an architectural asset? Drömmarnas Kaj has a unique hidden character but is also exposed to wind from the sea. This project studies how to make a cityscape that shelters people. A dynamic between vast and short sight-lines, between bigger volumes and more sculpture-like ones. Througout the site water is emphasized, with blue structures and an inclination of landscape that brings a visual contact with the river.

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Study of Water Performance + Form

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Overview of the landscape’s components.

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The river itself is known for not being suitable for swimming, while this bath is safe.

The pool is carved out in the topography, imitating the experience of swimming in the river.

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The more public zones are centered by the sight-line and by the quay, whereas the smaller yards have a more private character.

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The level of how public the building is, varies within the volumes.

The walkable rooftops are sometimes private but more often for public spaces.

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Actant performance in selected block.