At the scale of both the city and the nation, the residents of Tensta perceive themselves as being ‘walled-off’ from the rest of Swedish society, yet exhibit numerous positive manifestations of self-determined place-making. Our proposal aims to subvert this sense of being “walled-off”, by transforming the wall-as-barrier into wall-as-platform.
Wall-T is a proposal of two site-specific systems: Wall-T Market and Wall-T Playscape. These systems are not novel to Tensta, rather they aim to intensify existing urban conditions. Wall-T Market is inserted into the existing Tensta T-bana fruit market and is comprised of modular wall units that respond to the temporal nature of the urban street market. Wall-T Playscape directly engages the prototypical Million Dwellings Progamme apartment building, while simultaneously providing a unique terrain for Tensta’s first generation Swedish children to play within.
Client: Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016, After Belonging (competition)
Type: Street Market and Playscape
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Team: Jen Wood, Emanuel Admassu, John Lauermann, Daejong Kim