2010

 

SIZE

300.000 m2

 

TYPE

Competition

 

PROGRAM

Cemetary and recreational area

 

TEAM

Michael Droob, Laust Sørensen, Høgni Hansen, Chris Thompson

 

 

 

Järva is a recreational area north of Stockholm city center. Stockholm wants the area converted into a cemetery while maintaining the recreational value. A process they imagine to run for more than 100 years.

 

Inside the area a start is established as a large landscape feature, an open gate that pulls the sky down to earth in a landscape that is open to all. The gate is marked by a cross at the foot of the hill, which locks the hill to the landscape surface.

In the direction of the gate a grid is laid out to organize the possible graves. The existing resistors of the landscape is taken into account; cliffs, ancient discoveries, hills and wetlands. The recreational activities are also taken into account; Frisbee golf, cross country skiing and communal kitchen gardens.

 

These spaces provide a quality to the area. Therefore, parts can be preserved and some even expanded or new added over time in an ongoing negotiation between the sacral and recreational spaces. In this way, the area can continue to tell stories of people who are not more, in a place that still bears witness to a life lived

JÄRVA GATE STOCKHOLM

Region

 

The Area is part of a green stretch that runs from the city center of Stockholm.

Towns

 

Connections are made between the sacred and the recreational space and the towns

Place

 

The gate marks the difference between the horizontal and the vertical space.

Symbiosis

 

when grave districts are placed in the area a link between the sacred and recreational spaces are created.

Grid

 

In the direction of the gate a grid is laid out to organize the possible graves.

Preservation

 

Ancient relics, and hills are the existing resistors of the landscape, these will be preserved.

Opportunity

 

Where the grid is not interrupted by the existing resistors, the opportunity for laying out graves is clear.

Potential

 

By filing up the wetlands the grave area can expand over time.

Hills

 

The small hills offers variations to the landscape. which makes it easier to navigate.

Plateaus

 

The strong horizontal spaces of the plateaus are creating spatial separations in the landscape.

Relations

 

The relations and qualities between open and closed spaces are articulated.

Gorges

 

The gorges creates strong vertical spaces that conveys a transition between various spaces.

Shortcuts

 

Shortcuts are laid out across of the curvature of the landscape.

Movement

 

the layout of roads and paths are determined by the curvature of the landscape.

Ceremony

 

The Ceremony building is built in oak and has a capacity of up to 500 guests.

Workshop

 

The building is made of oak with roofing in shingles.