Group 5: Louise Lauwers & Antón Monedero
South of Gothenburg, the municipality of Mölndal is divided by the main highway that connects it to the city. The highway is the main barrier that splits our site, an abandonned paper factory on a 12,5 ha terrain, from the centre of Mölndal.
Mölndal is an old industrial town with a lot of factories and small worker houses. The dynamic river and topography shape the whole town and the organic shape of the paper factory.
The main topics we focus on are – connection
- make the river visible
- create an own identity for the area
To achieve this goal, we studied the site respecting the existing construction as much as possible, removing and restoring those in bad shape and filling the voids with small interventions, keeping in mind that users are the key point to trigger this transformation.