An international workshop held in Gothenburg, Sweden from 7 - 11 June 2011.
26 May 2011
RiverCity Gothenburg was an international workshop held in Gothenburg, Sweden from 7 - 11 June 2011. The Advisory Board included Martha Schwartz of Martha Schwartz Ptns, USA, Helle Soholt of Gehl Architects, Denmark, and Lars Reutersward of Mistra Urban Futures/UN Habitat, Sweden.
Team EAST was one of ten international teams invited to address the 21st century needs and challenges facing the largest port in Scandinavia. The team was a multidisciplinary group made up of members of the architecture and urban design practice EAST (Dann Jenssen, director, Angela Spencer, Richard Hall, Alex Smith – www.east.uk.com); Susannah Hagan, director of OfSR; Torsten Schroeder from the London School of Economics, and Chris Hall, a director of GVA, to cover the broad remit of the competition:
"The three dimensions of sustainability have been translated into three project objectives: to be inclusive, green and dynamic: ... to offer a place for everyone, to reduce the impact on climate, and to actively contribute to the economic development of Gothenburg."
(RiverCity Gothenburg Programme)
Much of Team EAST's approach to the workshop was environmentally driven, joining parts of the city separated by transport infrastructure by a green network that bridged the river, motorways and railways, and reorganising the ground plane to cope with the increasing risk of flooding.