By: Johan H채ggqvist
Location: Sweden scale
Location: County scale
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Tow l a v ie
Intended area for development
“Prärien” (prairie). Large area, close to the waterfront with, perfectly suited for housing. Preferable cohousing or combined with daycare. Park. A great public park which serves the inhabitants of Hjo with nature and recreation
Optimal areas for housing New market hall
Beach. Beautiful beach which will become public this summer
Swimming Pool. An outdoor swimming pool which hopefully will become public this year. “Konsum-tomten”. A lot which today is occupied by the supermarket konsum. An exellent plot which offers great connection with the water.
Green area. Harbour. New square. New market hall building. The new symbol for hjo. Located in the new heart of hjo, connecting hjo with the water. Public sauna.
Site + volume analysis Existing harbour area A major part of the southern harbour is today covered by a large parking lot. Just above it thereÂ´s a green area that follows the hjo river to its outlet.
Green area Parking lot
Site + volume analysis Square By turning the parking lot into a square it attractspeopleandeventuallyitalsobecomes a new meeting point. A path is drawn to highlight possible connections.
Site + volume analysis Inspiration Existing traditional boathouses was the the first source of inspiration.
Site + volume analysis Location Without interfering with the built surrounding the inspirational boathouse gets a new location. The new setting gives new relation conditions.
Site + volume analysis Increased volume By adding the programme to the building itÂ´s necessary for an expansion of the extents.
Site + volume analysis Additional piers The building is already docked to the southern pier. To extend the existing pier and to create an interesting approach to the building two additional piers are connected.
Site + volume analysis Changing geometry By transforming the volume the roof gets available from two points along one of the diagonals.
Site + volume analysis Extension of the public livingroom Connecting the building to the new square it becomes part of the new.
Site + building The building will be part in a bigger restoration over the southern harbour area. The square will still be able to accommodate with a great number of cars and buses, yet now it´s on the pedestrians conditions. The square should be seen as a new public livingroom, an inviting open atmosphere where people in all ages could dwell. It´s able to populate during events and it´s possible to extend the market hall onto the square creating an urban bazaar. The delicate position of the building may interfere with the view from some angles but it´s compromised by having the building itself accessable and the area around it increased.
Hjo river outlet
Public stairs with direct contact with the water
Additional pier that becomes part of the roof
Inner core. Loadbearing walls
Slab. pontoon fixed to the bottom
The building is strictly divided into a private and a public section. The inner core is occupied by the private section including the market booths. The public space is divided into a larger changeable space and an area dedicated for cafĂŠ and restaurant. The cafĂŠ area extends and creates an outdoor space, erasing the borders between in- and outside.
Plan view Scale: 1:100
Changing room/ staff
Recreation staff/ office
Kitchen/ storage/ loading/ trash
Restaurant/ CafĂŠ/ Outdoor cafĂŠ
Perspective market hall
Perspective The Bar
Perspective From Hjo river
Perspective From the pier