The play/family area of a new city park
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Sharp visions for vague and loose materials
A sketch
project
on the
new
city park
in
Falkenberg

The river Ätran has been a very important element to Falkenberg, used for transport of timber, hydro power and salmon fishing. Ätran is also hosting the rare and threatened river pearl mussel. The surface water drainage of the park can be used for playing and learning about these facts, like a mini Ätran. Designed with different characteristics giving different sound and physical experiences to discover for its visitors.

 

Water is a play element that immediately attracts children to play and make them really preoccupied – it is flexible and changeable, like sand in a sand box. If allowed to play with it – parents can enjoy a long moment of rest beside the stream, which is a side effect not to under estimate.

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Version 1.0
Reference: Ätran, the river running through Falkenberg to the sea of Kattegatt.
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Version 2.0
Reference: The historic activities connected to Ätran; the salmon fishing and timber fleet, important source to income before railway and roads.
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Version 3.0
Reference: The different characteristics of Ätran. Energetic streams where the salmon gather and the calmer harbor area before reaching the sea.
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Version 4.0
Reference: Kids immediate attraction to water, to change it, to play with it.
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Version 5.0
Sketches: Play areas in a stream running through the park. Water is an excellent play material as it is changeable.
How can we add facts, fact-elements to the bottom of the stream telling a story to the kids and visitors? The bottom flora of the river is represented by figures and patterns cast into the concrete bottom.

Here the bottom has elements showing how the currents of the river moves, trash.

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Version 6.0
Sketches: How the stream runs through the park and changes character.
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Name
Type
Tags list
Map links
The clay of Ätran
Images
Research image, Byggstudio