HIMMELFAHRTSKOMMANDO PELLE BACKMAN EBBA HALLIN ARCHITECTURE PHYSICAL PLANNING WORK ABOUT CONTACT

<<  >
<  >>
ALLMÄNNING

ALLMÄNNING - THE COMMON

REALEST ESTATE
Land is the most valuable of all. The common is about using land by cherishing, nourishing, showing and growing it. Every little piece counts.

FICTION
A city is constantly made up. To fence off and monitor is one way to manage property. To open up and invite another. Movements within a city is constantly changing and plans can try to control this or accommodate it.

EXPOSURE
A city is what its inhabitants think and believe it is. Time is the deciding factor in the creation of places - ready-made packages are impossible. To allow a structure to develop together with its contents require some patience but above all it is a standing invitation to initiative-taking dreamers.

COMMON GROUND
The site all in-between space in the surrounding areas are declared common space.
All land may have a use for something or somebody if it is allowed to put to use. Within each block, divided by the street network, the right to build and use the land are granted as long as the user guarantees public passages through. Other than that no subdivision of plots is made.

INVENTORY
The exhibition area itself is almost desolate but the neighbouring areas contain many special situations and creative or peculiar use of land. From Linköping old town to the enormous Valla roundabout, Ångströmshuset via the allotment gardens, the university and Valla Gård, the 2016 exhibition has the potential of becoming the last piece in the puzzle for a world fair on how earlier eras meet the 21st century. History is always a key part of the future.

MESH
A grid linking together and multiplying all directions. A regular irregularity occurs when the existing nodes are connected to each other. The mesh can expand and contract depending on local conditions in a geometry that is both obviously connective and adaptable. The mesh can handle varying scales.

CROSSING
Valla is an educational and research area where many people from across the world meet. People who have dreams and ideas to refine and develop. The common works as soil, platform and full-scale laboratory. The common is a hybrid - a cross-breed. Crossings where several flows meet. Crossing borders, towards new times and new places.

Allmänning (Korsning) was s a competition entry for Valla City in Bo16 Linköping 2012 and received a honourable mention. Read more >