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Esplanadskolan – ett postmodernt skolpalats vid Årstafältet
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Architecture.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Esplanade Elementary School – a postmodern, monumental school in Årstafältet (English)
Abstract [sv]

Lördagen den 26:e maj år 2018 sätts första spaden i marken för ett av vår tids största bostadsprojekt. Årstafältet, en i dag lantlig lunga i närmaste Söderort, skall under de nästkommande tolv åren bebyggas till två femtedelar med bostäder och i en avsevärt mer urban kontext erbjuda boende till 15 000 nya stockholmare – ett bostadsprojekt vars omfattning motsvarar hela Nynäshamns befolkning, eller en femtedel av Kungsholmens.

Den nya detaljplanen, vars motto är "en plats för möten" och vars ledord är "variation", förordar att den nya bebyggelsen skall präglas av variation i höjder, former och stilar. I enlighet med detaljplanens ledord och kandidatarbetets program har vi gestaltat en skolbyggnad för 540 elever i åldrarna 10 till 16 år, som med en postmodern, eklektisk ansats förenat element och inspiration från många olika stilbildningar, och där de varierande miljöernas utformning ej underordnar sig någon enskild arkitektonisk princip, utan också i sig utgör en plats för möten – mellan tider, stilar, material och element.

Esplanadskolan har utformats som ett postmodernt skolpalats, där kunskapens enastående värde och institutionens oerhörda vikt befästs i sin monumentalitet. Esplanadskolan riktar sig utåt till såväl den nya som befintliga stadsdelar som ett landmärke och symbolbyggnad, där en stor del av lokalerna är öppna för allmänheten utanför skoltid, och avser i sina inre rumsligheter att erbjuda skolungdomen intresseväckande och varierande lokaler, med ett vinterträdgårdsatrium, en monumental spiraltrappa och en fresnelprismatisk ljusobelisk som sammanbindande nav.

Abstract [en]

On Saturday May 26th, A.D. 2018, the ground work is initiated for one of our time’s most expansive housing projects. Årstafältet, a predominately natural park in southern Stockholm, will during the next twelve years be urbanized to two fifths of its total area, giving context for an entirely new urban quarter, accomodating 15 000 new Stockholmers. The scale of the housing project is comparable to the whole population of Nynäshamn, or one fifth of Kungsholmen’s.

The new zoning plan has the motto “a place for meetings”, and its main principle is “variation”. The zoning plan requests that the new buildings should be characterized by a variation in different heights, forms and styles. In accordance with the main principle of the zoning plan, and with the program of the degree project, we have designed a school building for 540 pupils in the ages of 10 to 16 years, which embodies a postmodern, eclectical approach, in uniting diverse architectural elements and inspiration from many different historical styles, and in the standpoint that the diversity of elements and physical environments is not subordinated to any one architectural principle. The school is in itself a place of meetings – between epochs, styles, materials and elements.

Esplanade Elementary School has been designed as a postmodern, monumental school, where the awesome dignity of knowledge, as well as the massive importance of the school as a societal institution, is fortified in the architecture’s monumentality. Esplanade Elementary School directs itself as a landmark and symbol to both old and new contexts in its urban vicinity, opening up its doors for the public in many aspects outside of school hours. It also aspires to offer its pupils physical environments which evoke their immersive interest and in its diversity allow for the phenomenological compatibility of equally diverse environmental preferences. The main elements which make up the directional essence of the interior environments are the Botanical atrium, the monumental spiral staircase and the Obelisk of Light, composed of hundreds of naturally and artificially lighted fresnel prisms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 27
Keywords [en]
postmodernism, eclecticism, elementary school, school, Årstafältet, variation, the unexpected, light, monumentality, monumental school, monument, obelisk of light
Keywords [sv]
postmodernism, eklekticism, mellanstadieskola, högstadieskola, skola, Årstafältet, variation, det oväntade, ljus, monumentalitet, skolpalats, palatsskola, ljusobelisk
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-228847OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-228847DiVA, id: diva2:1210901
Subject / course
Architecture
Educational program
Bachelor of Science - Architecture
Presentation
2018-05-23, Pingisrummet, KTH Arkitekturskolan, Osquars Backe 5, Stockholm, 15:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2019-01-18 Created: 2018-05-29 Last updated: 2022-06-26Bibliographically approved

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