Tuesday, 2 June 2009
The Tolerant City
The municipality of Helsingborg, in Sweden, chose Schonherr and Adept Architects as winners of the planning competition with their proposal entitled the Tolerant City. Their contextual project will add value to its urban environment by creating a new identity and exploring the future possibilities for Helsingborg.
Inherent wishes for proximity to water, sustainable design, and meeting places to connect the diverse population of the province, were key elements in the early design stages of the project. The structure plan was created not only thinking about how the project could influence the site currently, but what its potential to the site will be when the city grows and is fully formed. In this way, although the framework has exact objectives, the plan offers developmental potential where the users can effect the transformation.