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Hydropolis
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Hydropolis (English)
Abstract [sv]

Västertorp, ännu en ansiktslös Stockholmsförort, i stort behov av nya sim- och idrottshallar, samt i kanske ännu större behov av lite WOW-faktor. Hur åstadkommer man detta utan att frångå ett tämligen strikt program? Min utgångspunkt var att först fokusera på funktionalitet och därefter, när jag ritat ett fungerande bad, i detta hitta arkitektoniska kvalitéer jag kunde utveckla. Erkännas måste dock att detta var något slags nödlösning efter att jag under projektets första hälft gått vilse i medeltiden och ritat på något så absurt som en badborg. Förutom funktioner så präglade symmetri och i viss grad realism projektet och slutresultatet påminner om något Santiago Calatrava och Albert Speer skulle kunnat samarbeta fram tillsammans med en funktionalist. Hydropolis saknar fönster, för att verkligen avskärma sig från världen utanför med E4:an som närmaste granne, men täcks av ett böljande glastak så att de som är lagda åt ryggsimshållet får en utsökt utsikt där himlen kikar fram mellan strömlinjeformade, blankputsade betongbalkar.

Abstract [en]

Västertorp, just another faceless suburb to Stockholm, in big need of new sports halls and indoor swimming facilities, and maybe in even bigger need of some WOW-factor. How do you achieve this without straying from a quite strict program? My starting point was to focus on functionality and thereafter, when a functioning swimming and sports facility had been drawn up, try to find architectural qualities I could enhance. I must admit that this was kind of an emergency solution after having strayed in the Middle Ages for the first half of the project, pursuing the nonsensical idea of a bath castle. Apart from functionality symmetry was an important part of the project, as well as realism and the end-result resembles something that Santiago Calatrava and Albert Speer might have created together with a functionalist. Hydropolis has no windows, to totally shield itself from the outer world and its next door neighbour the E4, but it's covered by a glass roof so that those with a backstroke disposition have a beautiful view where the sky sneaks a peek between streamlined, polished concrete beams.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 16 p.
Keyword [sv]
Västertorp, badhus, idrottshall, simhall
National Category
Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-146099OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-146099DiVA: diva2:722301
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Architecture
Educational program
Bachelor of Science - Architecture
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Available from: 2014-09-08 Created: 2014-06-06 Last updated: 2014-09-08Bibliographically approved

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