re-imagining historical landmarks
Early on I wondered whether Gothenburg’s identity could be captured in some way. The transition from Sweden’s big industry centre with a “goa gubbar mentality” to a modern, vibrant metropolis is very clear on many different places in the city. To create a successful transition it is important to analyze the history and the present. On this matter it is very clear that Gothenburg is in the middle of a deep identity crisis. This investigation aims to enlighten this issue and explore an alternative way of exploring the historical Gothenburg.
I realized that many buildings typical for Gothenburg were important elements of the city’s skyline, and these buildings were in many cases also a landmark. This turned out to be my focus of my design research.
- The library
- The layers
- The jubilee
Map over the topography and landmarks of southern Gothenburg
The landmarks of Gothenburg skyline