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BMA / BEURA: Evolving inhabitation through self-building and adaptive reuse
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.
2023 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
BMA / BEURA : Utvecklande av bebyggelse genom självbyggeri och återbruk (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

My thesis, "BMA (Bromma airport) / BEURA (Bromma experimental urban recycling association), an adaptive rebirth", explores the potential for an evolution of self-built circular inhabitation on the airport runway of Bromma through adaptive reuse and circular construction. The Bromma Airport in Stockholm is set to cease operation by 2038, leaving behind a vast expanse of infrastructure that could be repurposed for other uses. Instead of a late termination of the air traffic tenure, my proposal calls for the airport to be shut down immediately in favor of evolving dwellings on the site through community-based dynamic urban planning. This alternative plan for the future of Bromma Airport considers how the extensive flat surface of concrete that the runway provides can be utilized for slabs and foundations in circular construction and adaptive reuse for self-built dwellings. 

My project aims to critique and challenge the current "housing as a commodity" discourse and argues for a greater qualitative approach to urban planning. Rather than focusing, for instance, on the number of dwellings, my proposal emphasizes the integration of different functions, community engagement, and the evolution of dwellings according to needs and supply/ability. By planning for a sustainable, community-focused inhabitation that prioritizes shared spaces and sustainable living practices, my proposal offers a model for future urban planning projects that prioritize qualitative measures beyond the obsolete urban planning trinity equilibrium of economic, social and ecological sustainability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2023.
Series
TRITA-ABE-MBT ; 23508
Keywords [en]
Self-building, adaptive reuse, circular construction, Bromma airport, dynamic plotting
Keywords [sv]
Självbyggeri, återbruk, cirkulär konstruktion, Bromma flygplats, dynamisk plottning
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Other Civil Engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-334824OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-334824DiVA, id: diva2:1791555
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2023-05-31, 00:00 (English)
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Available from: 2023-08-25 Created: 2023-08-25 Last updated: 2023-08-25Bibliographically approved

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