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Kirkjusandur Neighborhood

Gudnadottir, Brynja LU (2017) ASBM01 20161
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
This master thesis addresses urban sprawl, population growth and density in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The inhabitants of the capital area are estimated to increase by 19-26% by 2040.
Reykjavik has a housing shortage, problem with sprawl, movability, walkability and transportation.
The thesis question is how densification can be applied to the site of Kirkjusandur, a left over space just east of the city center and across the street from a big harbour area while considering existing residents and honoring the history of the place
Popular Abstract
The design site is transformed into a dense mixed use neighbourhood where public space is designed to accomodate activities for all ages. Micro housing is introduced as one of many housing options and artwork, workout stations, urban farming, monthly fleamarkets, water features, warm water to play in and much more are added to add life to this part of the city and help connect the old city center to the first suburb in Reykjavik. A tram-system is introduced on a City scale and also a high speed rail going to the airport.
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author
Gudnadottir, Brynja LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Bring back the water
course
ASBM01 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Urban design Water Sustainable living Density Stormwater treatment Historical waterways
language
English
id
8919146
date added to LUP
2017-10-27 10:56:39
date last changed
2017-10-27 10:56:39
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  abstract     = {This master thesis addresses urban sprawl, population growth and density in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. The inhabitants of the capital area are estimated to increase by 19-26% by 2040. 
Reykjavik has a housing shortage, problem with sprawl, movability, walkability and transportation.
The thesis question is how densification can be applied to the site of Kirkjusandur, a left over space just east of the city center and across the street from a big harbour area while considering existing residents and honoring the history of the place},
  author       = {Gudnadottir, Brynja},
  keyword      = {Urban design Water Sustainable living Density Stormwater treatment Historical waterways},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kirkjusandur Neighborhood},
  year         = {2017},
}