Undergraduate Design Studio: Public Space in the City
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
This studio challenge was to re-design a main public park in the city of Uppsala, Sweden. My design proposal centered on the elements and weather factors that impact on the park’s use throughout the shifting Swedish seasons.
The park is bisected by a river that runs on though the center of the city of Uppsala, offering opportunities for connectivity though the park and onward. It rises with rain and spring floods, and in my proposal it acts as a spine around which to distribute functions and features that engages visitors all year around, and in every weather. The design includes a summer beach, a network of weather pods that shield from the elements or frame the surroundings in new ways, and floating decks that adjust to the water level in the river.