TECHNE: Special Series Vol. 2
Research & Experimentation

Future memories from the deep. An open artificial system for Kiruna

Virginia Sellari
Department of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Susanna Vissani
Department of Architecture, Built environment and Construction engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Published March 22, 2021
Keywords
  • Urban Relocation,
  • Strategy,
  • Platform,
  • Underground,
  • City in motion
How to Cite
Sellari, V., & Vissani, S. (2021). Future memories from the deep. An open artificial system for Kiruna. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (2), 133-138. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-10697

Abstract

Thinking about an increasingly nomadic society that needs to adapt to the economic circumstances and to climate change, the dissertation aims to find a balance between anthropological and environmental needs in the extreme context of Kiruna. This city is an opportunity to imagine a possible spatial translation of a ‘liquid’ society. Its strong relevance in the contemporary scene is its floating in a perpetual condition of change and movement, until the necessity for its relocation due to the iron mine expansion. 

The thesis moves from a deep analysis of Kiruna territory and passes through the research of the main constants that influence the foundation of cities. The project addresses the theme of the limit by creating an unusual relationship between inside and outside, natural and artificial.

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