The objective of this project is to increase the area of sunlight exposure on Sankt Hans Torv in Copen-hagen. The impact followed by such an initiative is investigated. We want to design an artifact that uses sunlight to illuminate the square in a sustainable way and thereby reduce the amount of shadow. The purpose is to make the sunlit area attractive so it can serve as an alternative to the cafés, when spending time in the sun. This paper will examine how a sun-reflecting artifact can change the utilization of pub-lic spaces. Through theories regarding urban space, we analyze and evaluate our final design and its possibilities of improving the qualities of a public space. Qualitative studies, such as interviews and focus groups, are used to develop our design, obtain knowledge concerning the technical preparations of the design and to determine the relevance of our thesis. Studies regarding the human need for sun-light, and its influence on the individual, are conducted to establish the benefit of sunlight and thus the value of our design. In order to fully understand the consequences of our design we employ environ-mental psychology to argue, that the feeling of comfort is dependent on our surroundings. This paper explains that sunlight in itself is ineffectual towards an improvement of the utilization linked with Sankt Hans Torv. In order to meet the requirements, a design would have to incorporate secondary el-ements, which increases the desire of staying at the square. We conclude that a design consisting of a sun-reflecting mirror with installed solar modules, combined with a seating arrangement will serve as a solution. The solar energy is stored during the day and used to light up the seating arrangement after nightfall, thus telling a sustainable story that encourage usage.
|Uddannelser||Basis - Humanistisk-Teknologisk Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis|
|Udgivelsesdato||26 jun. 2012|
- Brugerdrevet designproces
- solreflekterende design