HÄLI-ANN TOOMS LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE / URBAN DESIGN
IS THIS A HOME?
SOFTENING THE BORDERS
MASTER’S PROJECT 2010
VERTICAL GARDENS REALISED 2009-2013
COMPETITION_FIRST PRIZE 2011
STUDY PROJECT 2010
COMPETITION_HONORABLE MENTION 2012
DETAIL DRAWINGS FOR URBAN SPACE IN SHARJAH Location: sharjah, united arab emirates area: 4000 m2 realisation, 2013 with: superflex, schul
A super desert is located in the middle of the banking district in Sharjah. The district turnes into a social gathering place and not only an area of busy businessmen. Elements in the desert are picked by the locals, while they were asked to point out some memoriable details from other countries.
Doing so, a rusty Dinosaur from Portugal is meeting with Coca-Cola umbrellas from the States. One can take a ride with a caroussel from Singapour or look at a fountain from Thai. The project was built as an exhibition for Sharjah Biennale and stays there for a longer time.
CONCEPTUAL PLAN FOR THE HISTORICAL PARK
Location: Tallinn, est area: 30 000 m2 Competition, 2012 with: Anders Terp, Mari-Liis M채nnik
The project is finding a solution for nowadays needs to the city park. The concept is based on the historical tree canopies that guide the placing of points of interests. Reversing the central spot from a paved sqaure to a green circle, benefits the overall idea.
The park becomes more a staying rather than a passing by space. Three new areas occur with clear characteristics: market with cafe and integrated theatre realm; central park feeling with more green spaces and an area for concerts and other cultural events.
MASTERPLAN FOR ÅLESUND HARBOURFRONT. HONORABLE MENTION Location: Ålesund, No area: 15 ha Competition, 2011 with: Masu Planning, Cornelius+Vöge
A loop is created, that carries commercial and cultural activities. It operates through the whole city, ensuring a varied and lively environment. Special focus is on linking the old and the new city structures through architecture and new public spaces.
Qualities from the old city centre inspire directly the development of the new district. A new district accomodates living, working, businesses and cultural institutions. It honors the typology of the existing buildings, the historical background and identity of the city.
RØDOVRE DRAGON DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR ISLEV Location: rødovre, dk area: 17 ha Competition, 2011 with: Masu Planning
Development plan for the city centre of Rødovre. The proposal offers new identity and creates possibilities for diverse inhabitant.
turnes central streetscape into a multifunctional shared space, attaching some strategic buildings and functions.
The main street is undergoing a change, carrying activities and bringing the institutions, businesses and housing together into a more joint system. The new development
This creates the framework for a coherent story and gives new life and identity to the city.
Hej! Hej! Hej! Hej!
URBAN AND LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT. 1ST PRIZE Location: oppdal, no area: 200 ha Competition, 2011 with: Adept Architects
The purpose is to create a dense city centre with a pedestrian connection to the surrounding landscape. The city is arising around the main urban street that creates more compact and lively centre while providing a clear urban hierarchy.
The green stripe through the city is creating new platforms for urban life.The future urban structure creates duality between the city and better relation to the surrounding landscape. .
IS THIS A HOME?
DETAIL DRAWINGS FOR CONTAINER HOUSING Location: Ă¸sterport station, dk area: 50 m2 exhibition, 2011 with: erikjuul.com architects
The aim of the project is to find a temporary use for unused public spaces and to develope high urban density.
school children held workshops and restaurant FABO showed how to make a descent meal with only few ingredients and in a limited space.
A container housing as an alternative use of city space is created with a limited budget, on a limited space and with a sustainable concept of low operating cost. During the exhibition
The exhibition was repeated in autumn 2011 as part of Copenhagen Design Week.
CONTINUITY MASTERPLAN AND DETAIL DRAWINGS FOR INDUSTRIAL HARBOUR SITE OF KØGE location: køge, dk area: 5 ha master’s thesis, 2011 with: janka paulovics
The basis of the thesis is to obtain new urban development in the industrial harbour site of Køge and to remake the old Silo building. The aim is to connect the dense inner town with the re-developing harbour and design a new area with various of cultural institutions,
offices, recreational areas and residents with the purpose of generating urban life. The proposal enhance a sense of cohension, enables a range of new activities and creates an ideal habitat for community-based society for citizens in all ages.
New modern district
Industrial harbour site
SOFTENING THE BORDERS MASTERPLAN FOR REFSHALEĂ˜EN Location: refshalĂ¸en, dk area: 7 ha study project, 2010 with: janka paulovics
The existing strong vertical lines and hard materials are characterised by formlessness of nature. The site goes through a natural transformation and at the same time becomes a productive landscape.
Adapting landscape urbanism as a main tool. Introducing urban farming, local food and markets, new urban ecosystems and buildings with new sustainable functions
The aim is to transform the urban fabric and its surrounding into a dynamic system and to change the scale of the area from large-scale to a more humanized environment. For that the transformation will go through 3 different states:
REHABILITATION of the site Plants are used for bio-cleansing of land in preparation of farming. Urban fabric starts to integrate with nature.
CULTIVATION of urban fabric. Nature continues growing. Urban agriculture as a secondary process starts settling both inside and outside the buildings. Buildings provide the facilities to maintain them. Therefore these lands are placed around the urban fabric. HARMONY in between natural ecologies, buildings and infrastructure. Ecological corridors, natural habitats starts settling. Urban agriculture is spread out. Urban fabric has being taken over by nature.
BUILDINGS in/around productive land urban agriculture
MARKET products from the site
HILL former urban fabric transformed into landscape -> landmark
LANDSCAPE operating in the space between land, building and infrastructure
WATER flooded areas, marhslands become a dynamic element
ALL YOU NEED IS ARCHITECTURE EDITING AND LAYOUT FOR THE BOOK publishing 2010 256 pages Publisher: university of copenhagen with: mads farsĂ¸, clement blanchet, anders terp, janka paulovics, mikkel stolz
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