Masterplan Invited Competition
Assignment completed - 2016
City of Mölndal, Aspelin Ramm
Martin Arfalk, Patrick Verhoeven, Andrei Deacu, Maria Gregorio, Danny Bridson
Revitalising an underused industrial estate
Pedagogen Park is a masterplan to densify an under-utilised industrial estate located on the periphery of the city of Mölndal. The conceptual approach of the plan introduces new public life by cutting through the linear site with six public passageways - or ‘gatts’ in the Gothenburg dialect of Swedish. The gatts form a sequence of connected and organised spaces that link the new development to the landscape and surrounding urban context.
The Gatts act as the spatial anchors of the masterplan and public space network. The sequence contributes clear contextual connections and establishes lively building frontages through plentiful entrances and public space focus. The passageways are complemented in strategic locations with larger and more flexible public squares that introduce spatial hierarchy into the new structure.
Each passageway is contrasted by a dense urban block structure along the sides and edges. The six large plots that compose the development are sized to provide maximum flexibility in their division and structure.
Six passage experiences
The public space divisions introduce a rich spatial hierarchy
Square on the street
Larger public spaces carved out in the fabric signify public functions and life
Clear contextual connections
The six passageways link landscapes and neighbourhoods
The activity passageway features playgrounds, basketball courts and an intimate scale