This research aims to examine and illuminate the extension to which place identity can be planned. In order to make the study more manageable, Sluseholmen is used as a specific area of research. Due to the hermeneutic phenomenological approach, which is applied so as to investigate the problem, it is impossible to generalize this situation to other situations. First of all the term place identity is determined, because of its complex and extensive definition. This is done, by comparing a variety of place identity theorists, respectively Dorthe Brogaard, Jens Kvorning and Christian Norberg-Schulz, after which a relevant definition for this particular research is established. The specific definition used in this research is that place identity is subjective, and is determined differently according to who sees it, due to the variation in sense perception and experience of a specific place. Interviews with the architect and the project manager of Sluseholmen are carried out, in order to clarify the planned place identity, of Sluseholmen. In addition to that, numerous interviews with residents of Sluseholmen are completed in order to examine the place identity as it is felt by the residents. The felt place identity is compared to the planned place identity, in order to discover resemblance and deviation. To further understand place identity, an analysis of Kirsten Simonsens theory of how the city is constructed by social practise, memories and experiences, is made. The results are put into perspective according to Jan Gehl and Steen Eiler Rasmussens view on architecture, and compared to first hand observations at Sluseholmen. According to the residents, the architect and the project manager, place identity can be planned to some extent. The felt place identity seems to live within the planned place identity, as the residents only refer to the already existing elements, such as the architecture, water and the boat club in Sluseholmen as creator of place identity.
|Uddannelser||Plan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||17 maj 2015|
|Vejledere||Emmy Laura Perez Fjalland|