Gothenburg Cable Car is a complex project.
Although cable car systems are well proven in demanding mountain environments
there are many unknown issues to deal with in the difficult urban context and
the challenging geology of Gothenburg.
The conference lectures will explicitly
address the complexity of the project. In our professional engineering culture,
in the community and Chalmers as well, we often rigorously reduce the intricacy
of boundary conditions in a given proposal to be able to optimize its design in
detail. However, in a complex infrastructure project, such as the Gothenburg
Cable Car, the boundary conditions are inevitable shaped by incompatible demands
that will not disappear. It is a crucial lesson for any engineer who works with
large-scale urban projects.
Consequently, the collaboration between the
partners of the design project is paramount, a collaboration based on trust
both professionally and personally. The conference lectures will give examples
on how the Gothenburg Cable Car emerges in such a collaborative climate between
the partners and stakeholders of the project. After the competition, it is the
design process that shapes the Gothenburg Cable Car.
13:00 Introduction – Fredrik Nilsson, Chalmers
Prof. Fredrik Nilsson, Head of Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
13:10 "Gothenburg's Urban Cable
Car; Järntorget – Wieselgrensplatsen – New travel possibilities in a
growing city". Erik Thune - Trafikkontoret and Daniel Andersson -
Municipality of Gothenburg – owner
of the Gothenburg Cable Car Project and Västtrafik - the Public
Transport company in western Sweden and operator of the planned cable
13:30 "Foundations in challenging soil conditions under complex loading"
Jelke Dijkstra – Geotechnics Research Group, Chalmers
Prof. in Geotechnics at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
13:50 "Gothenburg Skyline; Residential Living in Cable Cars"
Carolina Granholm – Chalmers/We Group
Architect and Chalmers Alumnus. Author of the Master's thesis
"Gothenburg Skyline, Residential Living in Cable Cars"
14:10 Joakim Kaminsky, Kjellgren Kaminsky
Architect and founding partner at Kjellgren Kaminsky, Architect Studio in the cable car local design team.
15:15 "Designing for Complexity, Emergence, Adaptivity and Collaboration"
Jürgen Heinzel - UN Studio
Dipl.-Ing. Architect Jürgen Heinzel from winning architect studio in the international design cntest for Gothenburg Cable Car.
15:35 "ABOUT CONNECTING"
Boris Peter – Knippers Helbig
Dipl.-Ing. Boris Peter, international engineering
consultant and partner at Knippers Helbig - Advisory Design Engineer in
the Cable Car international design team14:00
16:10 "Designing the highest tower under the surface"
Javad Homayoun – Trafikkontoret / Sweco
M.Sc. and Chalmers Alumni Javad Homayoun, Civil Engineering consultant
for the Gothenburg Cable Car project and marketing manager at Sweco
16:20 General discussion and summary
Morten Lund – Chalmers
Artistic Prof. at the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
Mingle and refreshments after the presentations!
Open seminar – no registration needed!
Gothenburg´s Urban Cable Car, Järntorget – Wieselgrensplatsen – new travel possibilities in a growing city
RunAn, Chalmers kårhus, Chalmersplatsen 1