Designing places for experiences: A study of architectural practices

Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt, Anita Schou Kjølbæk

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The chapter investigates design practices in the recently established architectural office NORRØN in Copenhagen, specialising in destination development. Based on the field work examined in the office, the chapter first analyses how narratives and cultural history are used in designing, Secondly, the chapter focuses on how design processes take place in the office, with models, storyboards, references and meetings, and mobilising materials. Central findings are on the role of narratives in designing places, on multiplicity to govern and hold open design scenarios, managing the absent-present, and on fellowship assembly collectives.
Translated title of the contributionAt designe steder for oplevelser: et studie af arkitekters praksis
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterial Mobilities
EditorsOle B. Jensen, Claus Lassen, Ida Sofie Gøtzsche Lange
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Publication date2020
ISBN (Print)9780367188214
ISBN (Electronic)9780429198496, 9780429584008
Publication statusPublished - 2020
SeriesChanging Mobilities


  • design
  • experience
  • tourism
  • experience economy
  • architectural practices

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