CULTURE AND NATURE
       LAYERS IN THE DAY


The name “Florø” relates to the Old Norse word for flat land, “flore” and
in...
CULTURE AND NATURE
LAYERS IN THE DAY

In search of new identities or ways to develop
the city - it is crucial to be aware ...
CULTURE AND NATURE
1950
                             LAYERS IN THE DAY


       Trees often constitute soft values
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Nature is all around us, and it is important to be aware to
our dependence of it and how it affects us. It is difficult
  ...
What happens when we are not a part of                       CULTURE AND NATURE
nature? Well, we invent and we produce too...
CULTURE AND NATURE
         LAYERS IN THE DAY

1860
       When Florø grew urbansized the relationship to the sea and the
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CULTURE AND NATURE
LAYERS IN THE DAY
CULTURE AND NATURE
LAYERS IN THE DAY
CULTURE AND NATURE
LAYERS IN THE DAY
CULTURE AND NATURE
LAYERS IN THE DAY
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Culture and Nature Layers in the Day

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Culture and Nature Layers in the Day focuses the old park site by two crossing streets in small town of Floroe, known for herring fish and oil industry in Western Norway.

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Culture and Nature Layers in the Day

  1. 1. CULTURE AND NATURE LAYERS IN THE DAY The name “Florø” relates to the Old Norse word for flat land, “flore” and in its present form it means “island with flat lands”. The town of Florø was founded in 1860 after an act passed in the Stortinget parliament. The city did not grow until the 1890s - when steams of herring fish gave prosperity and surplus to the people in Florø. Now the city of Florø boasts a range of industries connected to offshore oil and gas exploitation and of course the fish industry and the number of people living here is around 12 000. Florø was founded in a landscape that was not intensively used. Some peasants and small scale farming were present. At the regional scale, large caps of ice and their glaciers made the form of the landscape we see today. At Florø, small lanes or fjords were some of the result. These are running east to west, parallell to the beach/quay-side - and they are a forgotten feature of the landscape.
  2. 2. CULTURE AND NATURE LAYERS IN THE DAY In search of new identities or ways to develop the city - it is crucial to be aware of and to know about the history of Florø. I have discovered a site where the natural history and the cultural history meet in daylight. I will attempt to show these aspects at site with architectural interventions, natural materials. During the creative process to become aware of what installation to develop, I got helpful clues with twisting and deconstructing a piece of everyday life, a carton of peach icetea. - And perhaps it could abstractly represent features of local climate, landscape and architectural typology.
  3. 3. CULTURE AND NATURE 1950 LAYERS IN THE DAY Trees often constitute soft values and represents nature in urban settings. It is also so in the town of Florø. When I see trees, I know that their height and reach with their branch - is representing age and time. After talking with the property owners, I learnt that the old, large tall tree dominating the 2 pictures was today around 110 years old. Also, the two smaller trees, once serving as goal posts for kids soccer 2009 playing - is at least 60 years old. I heard from the oldest owner that the trees were serving as goal posts when he was 14 years old - and now they are about 6 meters tall.
  4. 4. Nature is all around us, and it is important to be aware to our dependence of it and how it affects us. It is difficult CULTURE AND NATURE to understand nature LAYERS IN THE DAY when see ourselves as not a part of it
  5. 5. What happens when we are not a part of CULTURE AND NATURE nature? Well, we invent and we produce tools and things to help us, that break the logic of life. LAYERS IN THE DAY The logic of life you see underneath, captured in a plastic single-use cup.
  6. 6. CULTURE AND NATURE LAYERS IN THE DAY 1860 When Florø grew urbansized the relationship to the sea and the beach changed. Have a look at the organic, soft lines that are dominating the upper picture to the left, as an opposite to the picture below - when the fishing industry remade the relationship between Florø and the sea. 1900
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