Sydporten - Det Halve Hus

Christina Petersen, Ditte Maria Hansen, Sara Le Klint & Sofie Henriksen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This Bachelor’s thesis examines the potential and challenges that lie within the city’s empty spaces, where focus is on a non-functional industrial building called Sydporten, situated in Sydhavn, Copenhagen. This thesis is theoretically based on Henri Lefebvre and David Harvey’s visions on The right to the city and how the planning of the cities has changed its course over the last decades. Jan Lilliendahl Larsen’s theoretical work on temporary use of urban space, as a strategic planning tool for opening up the city’s empty spaces, is used to analyse the case “Sydporten – Det halve Hus”. The applied methodological approach to analyse existing problems and possibilities within our case is inspired by ethnography and participatory action research. One of the challenges faced when carrying out this research, proved to be determining the ownership of the building, which proved important for the continued work with the case. The outcome of the presented research was manifested in an open event on the building’s property. The purpose of the event was to create more awareness concerning the disconcerting situation the building is merged in and the unexplored potential that lies behind the walls. An analysis of the possibilities in temporary use, and hereby redefining the perception of the house, is presented. Additionally the democratic issues in the process of gaining access to information and going into dialogue with the interested parties is discussed.

UddannelserPlan, By og Proces, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato8 jan. 2014
VejledereLasse Martin Koefoed


  • Midlertidighed
  • Sydporten
  • Tomme bygninger
  • Retten til byen