The pedestrian diaries
A collection of observations and other stories
I II III
A guided tour of the neighborhood in 3 easy steps
A fortress in the neighborhood
Rosengård Centrum was planned to be
a cornerstone of life in the com-
I munity. Time has shown us that in-
troverted architecture and func-
tion-zonification create hard edges:
you’re either IN or you’re OUT.
All districts of
1 have playgrounds.
Rosengård would be a
very nice place to be
2 a child. But then one
day you wake up and
you’re a TEENAGER.
No Man’s Land 3
Amiralsgatan is one of the
places in Rosengård that
malmöers are most acquainted
with. This 4-lane car strip
3 connects to the centre, but
divides on the inside.
A BRIDGE or a gap?
LANGUAGE is one of those parts of
5 the identity that we never loose,
4 no matter where we are.
In Rosengård, elements such as
walls and signs are used as 2-way
communication channels which offer
the chance to make decisions when
moving around in the area.
Small scale COMMERCE The Wall
is not common. A building complex 9-stories high and
Neighborhood shops 500m long minimizes personal expresion.
serve as meeting And while buildings in Rosengård are
points, provide a usually well maintained (painted, clean,
friendly face and are etc.) their sole existence poses a ques-
agents of culture and tion of SCALE:
are profitable. what lies between the scale of giants
2 like this, and the scale of man?
A lot of the time, public spaces end up being used for
DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS than those conceived in the drawing board.
This spot in Kryddgården is very popular as a strolling area III
(one of its planned functions) as well as for dog-walking (an
unplanned function, judging from the existing conditions).
Many children play here even in the winter and there is a
bicycle storing shed. What or who is missing?
One of the first things a child is 2
taught is to take care of their own
things, their own body and their
house. The way you treat the place
you live in is a good beginning to
answer the question: where is home?
Is Rosengård HOME for its
The public space in
Herregården offers little
chance of INDEPENDENCE, a 4
very important quality for 3
teenagers coming into so-
ciety. Coming out of your
building is a rude awakening
and most people will go else-
where to meet their friends.
Just how big should an intervention be,
so that it is effective
but it does not render the “patient” unrecognizable?