Safety design in the case of Sjælsmark Deportation Center

Sif Vincent Brunemark, Hiba Khalil Ibrahim Al Kanaani, Yasmina El-Khouri & Kay Naomi Michelsen

Studenteropgave: Kandidatprojekt


This project investigates how neighbouring homeowners and local authorities have responded to the opening of the Sjælsmark Deportation Centre. This is done through a study focusing specifically on spatial transformations that did (or did not) occur in response to the deportation center. Inspired by methodologies of design research we wish to explore how different small scale security measures link into a wider process of incremental yet intended design for a ‘sense of safety’. Through a observational field studies of 14 neighbouring properties to Sjælsmark Deportation Center, we conclude that there is a strive for security designs, which facilitate division rather that a sense of safety. Furthermore, we find that Hørsholm Municipality deliberately abstain from any spatial designs that was recommended in relation to the transformation of the center. We find that design research have revealed intentions and effect, by spatial absence, that would otherwise not have been brought to attention.

UddannelserSpatial Design and Society, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato11 jun. 2018
Antal sider60
VejledereJørgen Ole Bærenholdt


  • Security
  • Design
  • Safety
  • Sjælsmark
  • Hørsholm