REALITY pays a visit

In the studio we finished working on the underground station projects, now the topic accessibility and public spaces. That doesn´t stop us from keeping up the discussion about Västlänken project.

Our visitors yesterday, Mårten Levenstam, Volvo, Owe Nilsson, Göteborg Stad and Åke Eriksson, Västlänken gave a discussion about the strategy of a design process. “If you want 20 000 people to agree upon a concept, you need a strong STORY.” Says Mårten Levenstam, Volvo, when speaking from his long experiance of design process. So, when designing for a complete city, how do we agree?

Åke Eriksson, manager of the Westlink project, argues that handeling projects of this size you must always come back to the core, the concept. Gothenburg, http://www.trafikverket.se/Privat/Projekt/Vastra-Gotaland/Vastlanken—smidigare-pendling-och-effektivare-trafik/Nyheter/2011-02/Nu-borjar-vi-projektera-Vastlanken–och-du-kan-vara-med/

Architects claim to be handeling huge and complex systems during a design. Still there is a big gap between the vision and the wallet! Architects must be trained to argue about economy regarding both measurable and non-measurable VALUES.

One project that suggests a more beautiful environment at the site of Masthugget is by Maximilian Dumont: 

How do you calculate a the value of beautiful places and movements in the city? The question of where is the money going to come from is clearly answered by Filippa Karlsson in her project at Järntorget where a superstructure of hotels, housing, commercial and green spaces are directly connected to the station platform:

Bringing these aspects of STORYtelling and VALUES we go back to the studio working on the accessibility projects..

About miathyberg

At the moment I´m working in the painting studio. Some of the work is published. Are you interested to see more, please contact me. Color is my passion. Swimming is my favourite hobby. Or being by the sea. In the wind. As well as fooling around with friends. Love all the inspiration from you wonderful people around me!
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