Architecture Projects: Brunnsparken
Group exhibition at röhsska museum of design and craft, Gothenburg Sweden, 2021
As the city as we know it - hard, static, commercial, slowly withdraws, there is room for a new nature. But instead of tearing down and replacing, layers are added. Layers of materials, of living matter and of changing technology.
Brunnsparken used to be a place of transit, now it is an oasis.
Thin layers of technical materials creates new places to inhabit for both residents and greenery. Water is ever-present instead of shunned. In a fast-paced age, additions are temporary, they are both mending buildings and reminding us of the city as we once saw it.
Memories become physical, boundaries are blurred, and everyday life is epic.
In conjunction with Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary, The Röhsska Museum presented eight speculative conceptualisations for how one public space in Gothenburg could look. The exhibition Architecture Projects: Brunnsparken explored how architects or designers from other disciplines envision a future Gothenburg.
Rather than offering feasible, complete design solutions conforming to planning rules and developers’ profit margins, the architects were encouraged to use this opportunity to think differently. In the exhibition each architect was asked to present their utopian vision for Brunnsparken through the traditional means of a plan drawing, a model, a manifesto and inspirational objects.