New Public Landscape/Matter Space Structure, Fall 2020

Mumtaheena Rifat


Walkscapes I Gothenburg

In Gothenburg, Sweden development and growth of the city can be witnessed through the constant change in the built environment around. The way this city is expanding, new property and infrastructures are being developed is fascinating. At the same time, it provokes thoughts about what all these new developments and constructions are adding to the experience of the city and its inhabitants.

As architects we think about the impacts of our design on the surrounding environment, which actually starts from the very moment construction begins at site. Keeping this in mind I started analysing the current situation by walking around in Gothenburg and observing parts of sidewalks, streets and public places, which are temporarily occupied with scaffoldings or protection barriers for nearby construction.