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Fika Commons: Hybrid community centres for Västerbotten's peripheries
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture. (Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention)
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 30 credits / 45 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Changes in demogaphics, employment and shopping

habits, triggered by urbanisation and increasing

mobility are important factors influencing Swedish

countryside. Answering the changing conditions is

especially important in the northermost counties,

with very low population density and large distances

between settlements.

Within the peripheries of V.sterbotten the availability

of basic social and commercial services is

decreasing, as the economic viability of such businesses

is too low and the former commercial model

became unsustainable. Most of the service functions

are associated to local grocery stores, and when one

is forced to close down, the village loses not only its

access to basic services, but most of all a meeting

point for the community. The supply of food and errands

is not a problem for the inhabitants, but the

need for social activities and access to a neutral

ground to meet the neighbours remains unresolved.

This thesis is investigating possible alternatives

and proposing new models of hybrid service centres

for rural communities of V.sterbotten, that are capable

of uplifting the countryside by focusing on the

most important aspect: the people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 137 p.
Keyword [en]
Commons, Västerbotten, Territorial planning, Architectural Intervention, Food
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Architecture
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108600OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-108600DiVA: diva2:853667
Educational program
Master's Programme in Immediate Architectural Intervention
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Available from: 2015-09-14 Created: 2015-09-14 Last updated: 2015-09-14Bibliographically approved

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