Beach findings and sea creatures
This is a website organizing and documenting the design process of Byggstudio making a visual concept for the new city park planned in Falkenberg during the AIO (www.artinsideout.se) residency in October 2017. The design process was a collaboration between Byggstudio and architect Simon Poulsgaard.
As part of our general practice as designers, we are interested in understanding more of the internal planning process of the municipality when designing public space. We are also interested in the potential and possibilities of closer collaboration between the fields of design, architecture and craft earlier in such processes as well as influencing decision-makers to put more effort in space designed for children and families.
With this design process as a starting point and a growing series of essays and Q & A´s with professionals involved with public design processes published on this site, we aim to start a discussion on how more collaboration could happen and increase our understanding for why and how the public environment planning process could/should be changed.
This project was made possible through collaborations with lots of people, a big thank you to all who shared their specific knowledge on Falkenberg and/or public design processes:
Simon Poulsgaard, Gothenburg-based architect who collaborated with Byggstudio through the sketch process.
Anna Uhlin, ceramicist from Falkenberg who collaborated with Byggstudio on making tile prototypes for a kiosk.
Alexandra Serra, Davor Abazovic, Petra Johansson and Sofi Liljedahl from www.artinsideout.se who invited us to Falkenberg and helped us through the residency.
Hanna Smekal, landscape architect and project leader at Falkenbergs kommun (the municipality) who shared her thoughts and knowledge on working with the park process.
Peter Gerhardson at Falkenbergs kommun .
Helena Hertov, Christina Taube, Anna-Katharina Detert, Jessica Andersson, Debbie Thompson and Bengt-Arne Carlsson at Falkenbergs museum and Hembygdsmuseet.
Lise-Lotte Olaisen and Petronella Johansson at the Falkenberg public library and the kids who participated in the playground workshop.
Tobias Dahlin, photographer and diver who shared his knowledge on Kattegatt and let us use his wonderful photos.
Hans Törngren, at the Törngren pottery studio who shared his knowledge on the pottery tradition of Falkenberg.
The elderly people at Mötesplats Mölle who told us about Falkenberg history and development.
The kids and teachers at I Ur och Skur preschool who talked about playgrounds in Falkenberg.
Special credits to Beatrice Johansson, Eva Norén-Björn, Anna Lebisch, Hanna Smekal and Tobias Dahlin who contributed with dialogue and texts to this website. Thanks to Annika Enqvist for good advice and proposals.
Thanks to Region Halland and Falkenbergs kommun.
This site was designed and programmed by Baptiste Guesnon.
Map illustration by Laurie Rollitt.
Beach findings and sea creatures is a design residency project through www.artinsideout.se (AIO) in Falkenberg in the region of Halland, Sweden, initiated by the design group Byggstudio during October 2017.
Byggstudio was invited by AIO to make a parallel sketch process for the new city park which is being planned by the local municipality in Falkenberg. At the end of the residency we presented a visual concept for the space, focusing on a family area, in collaboration with Gothenburg-based architect Simon Poulsgaard.
This web page documents the process and sketches of the project.
Simon Poulsgaard is an architect working in Gothenburg. He grew up in Halmstad but moved to Gothenburg to start his studies at Chalmers University of Technology. Simon has studied and worked in both Sweden and France, and does everything from stenography and interior design to housing architecture and city planning.
Also see www.artinsideout.se
The park will be located in the Krispeln quarter in central Falkenberg. Here you can read more about the process and current plans by the local municipality Falkenbergs kommun:
Byggstudio is a Swedish-Norwegian design studio run by graphic designers Hanna Nilsson and Sofia Østerhus since 2006. We work mostly with the public sector – designing environments, exhibitions and spatial graphic identities. As part of our design and research process we are interested in understanding the internal planning process of the municipality when designing public space. We are especially interested in the potential and possibilities of closer collaboration between the fields of design, architecture and craft as well as influencing decision-makers to put more effort in space designed for children and families.