The aim of the project is to
develop knowledge and methods that allow academia and practice to go
hand-in-hand while building the city of the future. Älvstaden is the largest urban development project in northern Europe.
In 20 years, the Gothenburg city centre will be twice its current size. How the
total investments in Älvstaden are steered, and thereby what types of physical
environments are created, will affect Gothenburg for generations to come.
To ensure sustainable
urban development, the City of Gothenburg is focusing heavily on research
through Älvstranden Utveckling AB and Chalmers. The new research project Fusion
Point Gothenburg will strengthen the meeting between research and practice in
architecture and urban design. The key to success is knowledge of how to best
put, it is about finding new methods and making both established research and
new knowledge useful in practice for all of the different parties involved.
With a toolbox full of relevant lessons learned, it becomes easier to make the
many decisions that determine the qualities of our future city,” explains
Fredrik Nilsson, newly appointed Head of Research in Practice at Älvstranden
Gothenburg is being run in collaboration with internationally renowned research
environments, with the Yale School of Architecture as the first out in a
collaboration with Chalmers. Yale is one of the world's foremost universities
in architecture and urban design.
of Gothenburg is being followed by curious eyes around the world. Through
Fusion Point Gothenburg, we hope that in the future we will be a knowledge
resource for other cities facing similar challenges.” Lena Andersson, CEO of
Älvstranden Utveckling AB.
Gothenburg is run by a working group consisting of Fredrik Nilsson, Architect
and Professor of Architecture Theory at Chalmers ACE plus Head of Research in
Practice at Älvstranden Utveckling; Lars Marcus, Professor in Urban Design and
Planning at Chalmers ACE; Carl Mossfeldt, Yale World Fellow and former CEO for
Tällberg Foundation; and Åsa Swan, Head of Urban Planning at Älvstranden
Utveckling AB. The first phase of the project spans three years and is being
funded by Älvstranden Utveckling with a current budget of SEK 9 million.