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Recharge Center

Fransson, Lisa LU (2020) AAHM10 20201
Department of Architecture and the Built Environment
Abstract
This thesis seeks to explore the potential of extracting amusement from the utilitarian, and propose a design that aims to connect a vast industrial site with its immediate surroundings and the city. By investigating the design of a battery recycling plant that is to be built in Skellefteå, the thesis draws upon an actual situation to address a real world problem.

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As there is no design yet for the recycling plant, the thesis project is an opportunity to investigate what such a facility could entail. The project aims to explore the possibility to intertwine industrial processes with public space, visualizing the recycling process to introduce new perspectives on waste and raw materials. The functional contamination is not intended... (More)
This thesis seeks to explore the potential of extracting amusement from the utilitarian, and propose a design that aims to connect a vast industrial site with its immediate surroundings and the city. By investigating the design of a battery recycling plant that is to be built in Skellefteå, the thesis draws upon an actual situation to address a real world problem.

8 9
As there is no design yet for the recycling plant, the thesis project is an opportunity to investigate what such a facility could entail. The project aims to explore the possibility to intertwine industrial processes with public space, visualizing the recycling process to introduce new perspectives on waste and raw materials. The functional contamination is not intended to hide an ”ugly” process but rather the opposite- by inviting the public, a relationship between citizens and the industrial site is established.

The intervention derives from an actual situation and answers to the formal demands of the site and program, yet it aims to challenge the scale by proposing spaces where the proportions relate to both human and machine dimensions. It will explore the relationship between labor and recreation to try to establish a complimentary flow between them.

By introducing a public function of a sports and education center that intertwines with the recycling program, an alternative way of access can be investigated. The recycling plant hence has the possibility to act as a spatial medium that connects the public with the site of the battery factory. The design intend to question the idea of technological and industrial buildings as separate from architecture and instead invite industry and architecture into a dialogue. (Less)
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author
Fransson, Lisa LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
An alternative design for a battery recycling plant in Skellefteå
course
AAHM10 20201
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
industry, architecture, mega-factory, landscape urbanism, urbanism, productive cities, lithium batteries, sports center, education center
language
English
id
9012051
date added to LUP
2020-06-02 09:16:53
date last changed
2020-06-17 09:59:33
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  abstract     = {This thesis seeks to explore the potential of extracting amusement from the utilitarian, and propose a design that aims to connect a vast industrial site with its immediate surroundings and the city. By investigating the design of a battery recycling plant that is to be built in Skellefteå, the thesis draws upon an actual situation to address a real world problem.

8 9
As there is no design yet for the recycling plant, the thesis project is an opportunity to investigate what such a facility could entail. The project aims to explore the possibility to intertwine industrial processes with public space, visualizing the recycling process to introduce new perspectives on waste and raw materials. The functional contamination is not intended to hide an ”ugly” process but rather the opposite- by inviting the public, a relationship between citizens and the industrial site is established.

The intervention derives from an actual situation and answers to the formal demands of the site and program, yet it aims to challenge the scale by proposing spaces where the proportions relate to both human and machine dimensions. It will explore the relationship between labor and recreation to try to establish a complimentary flow between them.

By introducing a public function of a sports and education center that intertwines with the recycling program, an alternative way of access can be investigated. The recycling plant hence has the possibility to act as a spatial medium that connects the public with the site of the battery factory. The design intend to question the idea of technological and industrial buildings as separate from architecture and instead invite industry and architecture into a dialogue.},
  author       = {Fransson, Lisa},
  keyword      = {industry,architecture,mega-factory,landscape urbanism,urbanism,productive cities,lithium batteries,sports center,education center},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Recharge Center},
  year         = {2020},
}