André Fontes (APP)
Hedvig Skjerdingstad (DAV)
Rikke Sæthrum Skard-Garberg
The main goal for this project is to work towards the idea of “byromsnettverk” - a network of urban spaces, or in this case a network of urban living rooms. Well-designed urban spaces operates as the glue within a city and will help smaller cities, like Sarpsborg, to become a more vibrant and inclusive place. The promotion of urban life, activities and architecture will work as a pull factor for locals, visitors and businesses. The concept of “byromsnettverk” will be explored through three different actions; the reweaving of the carpet, unifying exciting “zones” and by learning from the living room.
1. The carpet, the materials of the ground, is today well designed as a “Hollywood carpet” with the purpose of getting someone from point A to point B, but how can this existing carpet interact with the idea of the “living room carpet”, the carpet that we gather around? The reweaving of the carpet, existing and new materials woven together, will create a pattern of new ways of motion.
2. The zones of the site are places that today are mainly used and designed for the car, and they have a great potential of becoming places that will bring better quality of life to the city, both for urban and local users.
3. The living room is the room within our home for general everyday use, and it is the place where we gather together. How can the living room be translated into urban living rooms? Can we learn from the way we use the space, the placement of furniture or just from the concept?