In Return proposes a new cycle for Grønmo area and a link with the bigger scale. 5 layers of circuits structure the program and meet with each other, making Grønmo work as a whole circuit.
In return =
In repayment or reciprocation.
1. An alternating back-and-forth movement.
2. The act or fact of reciprocating; interchange.
1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve.
A vegetation matrix, managed with techniques of silviculture and agriculture will contribute to decontaminate, fix and restore the soil without damaging the impermeable layer.
Relying on agroforestry practices traditionally practiced in the area, Grønmo will become an understandable and productive space.
The distribution of this matrix is based on soil depth and type of waste. Trees will be cut when roots can affect the impermeable layers and plantations will rotate. This cultivation sets the conditions for a living and provisional form.
There are three planting areas:
The agricultural matrix. Low vegetation on shallow soil. Rotating educational and soil restoration objectives. crops with
The tree matrix. On deeper soil and managed with techniques of silviculture.
The plant and tree nursery for park supplies. Situated on the top of Sørlimosen, which has a shallow clay layer over the waste. The nursery is integrated with the sport fields, and is is where the christmas trees and the educational tree plantations take place.
This scheme presents an appropriate and coherent proposal for Grønmo. It expands programmatically upon the flows and loops of material and energy that is inherent in the historical- as well as present- and future-conditions of the site.
Rather than placing the main educational element addressing recycling – the education center – into a closed architectural ‘box’, the scheme deploys a range of ‘recycling’ processes across the entire field of the site through a variety of landscape ‘circuits’ and meeting points ranging from an agro-forestry and plant rotation loop (incorporating yearly Christmas tree cultivation and composting for example) to a bike circuit, water cycle and forest habitat loop (incorporating yearly Christmas tree cultivation and composting for example) to a bike circuit, water cycle and forest habitat loop. Furthermore, the scheme suggests a strategy for deploying a diversity and density of programs across the site that achieves an appropriate and potentially realizable level, in addition to reacting to the varying topographical and sub-ground conditions.
Eli Grønn (NO) architect
Juan Berasategi (ES), landscape architect
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