Malmö Islands

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work in progress documentation

Malmรถ Islands a new symbol for malmรถ task:........ development of a new symbol for malmรถ type:.................................. competition date:.................................... june 2007 client:............... form and design center malmรถ status:.......................... ongoing, 2. round

winning entry - 2nd round - ongoing project group: peter bjerg, social innovation consultant, dk, metapol, viviana de micheli, design student, martin schwegmann, architect,urbanpassion, richard sjögren, entrepreneur, liv zetterling, artist,

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[ The project “Malmö Islands” was selected as one of three winning entries at the workshop and competition [ MALMÖ ÄR ] at Form|Design Center in Malmö 2007. Here is a documentation of our ideas! ]

The task we faced was to create a new symbol for the southern Swedish city of Malmö. Lead: Turning Torso times 3?

A new symbol for malmรถ! What could that Be?

No! We found that the real attraction of MalmÜ is the entrepreneurial and activist energy of the people. An authentic symbol of MalmÜ City should both relate to and facilitate this culture of posibilities. At the same time, we looked for unused and positive potentials of the cityscape and found them at its waterfronts (harbour, beach area and canals), which are in many places unused or overly gentrified – thus

NO! looking for Malmö´s unused Potentials


Malmö Islands




unused waterfronts

not allowing for genuine street life, nor connecting its spatial potential to a vitalizing function. Our aim was to create a catalyst for urban interaction at Malmรถs waterside. We came up with an easy to implement and easy to adapt solution: Floating Islands in a honeycomb shape. We called Islands.






Malmรถ Islands


Malmรถ Islands consist of one or more connected platforms that can be used for various cultural and social functions in the water-areas of Malmรถ. For example floating art exhibitions, swimming classes, concerts, readings, meetings, urban diners and much more!


The platforms make participatory design and do-it-yourself culture possible: They are adaptable for many forms of public use – by citizens, organizations and businesses a like.

These islands could have a special status as a “free zone�, were certain regulatory, commercial and cultural rules are not applied or are changed and tested.

Malmรถ Islands

Testbed For Urban Rules

temporary extraterritorial status

Urban Rules 2.0 -

island credits opening hours tax-system start with an unsolved problem / unmet need / great idea... make some Urban Rules out of it.. construct..!

political showcase

Malmรถ Islands would be a synonym for a progressive, daring urban development agenda of an upcoming local metropolis. It has the potential of a political showcase as well as a cultural catalysator.

Malmรถ Islands

Different Functions

Different Units Chef-Unit Sitting-Units Music-Unit BBQ-Units Diving-Units Jacuzzi Marine (see-through bottom) Sauna Living rooms (book shelfs, record player) Hotel Mini-Golf Meeting

Museum Gallery Fire place Sunset Pier

Beach Lounge: Sitting, Music, Looking BBQ Music Theater/Performance Koncert Swimming-lesson Children/ Birthday-day Wedding Role-Gaming Reading Room Yoga/Wellness Tango Urban planning Medition Urban Politics/Culture Virtual Urban Places Green House Warm Winter/(Sauna)

Many cities in europe face similar challenges in dealing with their post industrial waterfronts: High prize development is just one possible answer. Providing informal spaces for urban interaction is another. Viral and humming cultural uses do seldomly stem from formal city-planning. MalmÜ Islands is a tool that would allow re-integrating the element of informal into the formal. Let´s test it now!

Material List for one MalmöͲIsland: 1. Wood 100 x 200 mm (Dimensions to be checked! Can be a bit smaller, depending on sizes available.) amount 1. 2. 3.

size 6 12 6

total 2,90 m 1,40 m 1,30 m

17,4 m 16,8 m 7,8 m 42 m total Wood

2. WoodͲcladding for Platform 1. 1 21,85 m²

21,85 m² total Woodcladdin

823,50 €

1.190 €

3. Containers 6 1200x1000/1020x1162mm to be clarified… just from the net

300 €

4. Joints 12 vor the 120° angle 48 vor 90° angle

3,5€ per piece 2,5€ per piece

42 € 120 €

5. Screws 500 3x6


6. Cable Straps/ Kabelbinder 80 SuperͲLong and thick Cable Straps 50 pieces cost 3,75€ or some metal tape.. maybe better!!

7,50 €

7. Ladder to the into the water


8. Illumination for the inside of the containers

Total Cost

2.483,00 €

total material cost per island approx: 2 500 Euro 23 288.5 SEK 18 652.8 DkK

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