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When Species Meet

Lindström, Karin LU (2016) AAHM01 20161
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
Lunds Civila Ryttarförening, LCR, is one of Sweden’s largest equestrian clubs with its facilities located in between Norra Fäladen to the north and LTH to the south. To the west of the horse facilities is “Smörlyckans Idrottsplats” with football pitches, tennis courts, a Jujutsu club and a Home Guard’s building. The club has approximately 500 weekly riders and offers a wide range of activities within the the riding school, as well as stalls for private horses. Discussions on whether the equestrian centre should be relocated or not have reached a standstill as it has been going on for about 50 years.

I believe that if LCR is to stay on its current site it can not continue to be an island. Therefore this project is an investigation into... (More)
Lunds Civila Ryttarförening, LCR, is one of Sweden’s largest equestrian clubs with its facilities located in between Norra Fäladen to the north and LTH to the south. To the west of the horse facilities is “Smörlyckans Idrottsplats” with football pitches, tennis courts, a Jujutsu club and a Home Guard’s building. The club has approximately 500 weekly riders and offers a wide range of activities within the the riding school, as well as stalls for private horses. Discussions on whether the equestrian centre should be relocated or not have reached a standstill as it has been going on for about 50 years.

I believe that if LCR is to stay on its current site it can not continue to be an island. Therefore this project is an investigation into how the centre could be developed meeting and integrating with its surroundings. As much as the horse is the centre of the stable and the equestrian sport it’s also the centre of this project. “When Species Meet” is a what-if scenario on what could happen if we plan for the horse and who else that could benefit from that.

In addition to the architectural proposal, one major question with the project has been to develop my own method and investigate how it’s possible to keep a high rate of complexity when working with a project. This is something I have done by taking the position of the horse instead of the architect. This change of position has provided me with a possibility to see the site, with all its opportunities, from a perspective that I couldn’t have without the horse. Therefore, this project is also a try on how it could be possible to take on other projects by relocating my investigation to several other positions relevant for those projects. (Less)
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Lindström, Karin LU
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AAHM01 20161
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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English
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8887316
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2016-10-26 15:56:43
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  abstract     = {Lunds Civila Ryttarförening, LCR, is one of Sweden’s largest equestrian clubs with its facilities located in between Norra Fäladen to the north and LTH to the south. To the west of the horse facilities is “Smörlyckans Idrottsplats” with football pitches, tennis courts, a Jujutsu club and a Home Guard’s building. The club has approximately 500 weekly riders and offers a wide range of activities within the the riding school, as well as stalls for private horses. Discussions on whether the equestrian centre should be relocated or not have reached a standstill as it has been going on for about 50 years.

I believe that if LCR is to stay on its current site it can not continue to be an island. Therefore this project is an investigation into how the centre could be developed meeting and integrating with its surroundings. As much as the horse is the centre of the stable and the equestrian sport it’s also the centre of this project. “When Species Meet” is a what-if scenario on what could happen if we plan for the horse and who else that could benefit from that. 

In addition to the architectural proposal, one major question with the project has been to develop my own method and investigate how it’s possible to keep a high rate of complexity when working with a project. This is something I have done by taking the position of the horse instead of the architect. This change of position has provided me with a possibility to see the site, with all its opportunities, from a perspective that I couldn’t have without the horse. Therefore, this project is also a try on how it could be possible to take on other projects by relocating my investigation to several other positions relevant for those projects.},
  author       = {Lindström, Karin},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {When Species Meet},
  year         = {2016},
}