The architectural consequences
-hunting for lines of flight in Rosengård
by Roberto Ovalle
part of the group “City in a special challenging condition (liminal situation)”
April 8-9, 2010
A POTENTIAL READER’S GUIDE
1. The context and the problem
2. The existing
3. A concept diagram
4. Recombining public life -brainstorm-
5. The site: the transition between full and empty
Epilogue. The 5 common points.
ht more visi
make s lines of flig
To generate a
Some of the lost values of public space in Rosengård. Some are more concrete (or architectonic) than others,
but each of these words has a spatial value directly or indirectly related to it, as well as a corresponding
problematique. As an enclave in Sweden (or a foreign exclave, depending on how you see it) Rosengård is par-
ticularly susceptible to macro-scale events, such as wars or global warming.
Among the mass of apartment blocks and the emptiness of
open space, it is hard to experience the micro scale in
Rosengård. In view of this situation, person-to-person
interaction becomes necessary in order to articulate the
IN (private space) and OUT (public space) of Rosengård.
A sequential configu-
ration fails at hold-
ing activity and only
serves as a connect-
Linear lines of flight
Rhyzomatic lines of flight
Field of activity
A rhyzomatic program-
allows for the for-
mation of knots of
activity, and still
serves as a connector.
City in a special challenging condition (liminal situation) A common feeling.