atom07:Concept 2.0 18-09-2011
All actors with a background in academia. Alumni, current students and future students (children visiting the Science Centre), public and Companies
Why these actors?
We realized that the site was surrounded by many influential actors and mostly those with academic roles. Large institutions don’t benefit from the park. Providing a platform, in which academics can meet and discuss current ideas will help strengthen the bond between students and alumni outside the walls of the university. We questioned whether students come back to the university after they have graduated, and wanted to create a connection between the practical work and academic.
Our main challenge for the project is to populate the site. We want more people to benefit from the positive qualities of the site. Also to create a network for linking different actors.
We would like to see:
More Interaction between Alumni and Students.
More public exposure of student projects.
A park that is appreciated by its users.
What local conditions are required for the users?
A nice ambiance Quiet space Workable climate Good connection/parking
User specific conditions
Space for Discussions - clear acoustics
How can we organize alumni and students to meet in the park ?
Alumni interest: working on site, with good contacts close and possibilities to combine in to new groups. joining lectures and professional activities. reuniting with old friends gaining new contacts?
Alumni part of the education process.
Give Alumni a voice in University decisions
Enjoying the outside space.
Lunch time outside
Meeting for potential future jobs/internships
Peer to peer funding
‘Place to be for interaction’
How is the site different to other meeting places on the Campus? What is its identity?
Buildings like Aula, which are often used for meetings or conferences have a fixed programme and set parameters. It is a cafeteria and only lecture halls, it is static.
It does not have a strong symbolic meaning (e.g. city hall, culturally accepted to be place for meeting)
Conference and exhibition Centre’s are often formal, this should be more informal, no fixed program
Why would the actors be interested to meet?
Job opportunities Research – facilitates opportunity for contact for industry and academy to meet and exchange ideas and research proposal
They should be able to benefit van each other Alumni can help students find their way in the architecture world students can introduce alumni in new technique’s and developments
The concept is to make a field of modular units which adapt to local environments and conditions. The units are independent from one another and have the ability to ascend and descend (vertically) to user’s needs. These units may contain different programmes, examples would be:
Information about companies or associations.
Collectively, the units can form to make:
Landscape to sit on
Path ways between exhibition spaces.