Entry Title: " Norrköping Industrial Landscape"
Name: Fabrizio Intonti , Italy
Category and Expertise: Architecture, Professional
Entry Description: Norrköping is a swedish city where several
hundred years ago a number of factories were
built along its river (Strömmen). Imposing
factory buildings took shape, providing many
of the inhabitants with work. But the latter part of the 20th century marked
the end of an era and the factories were closed
down and stood empty.
The power of the impressive industrial buildings
remained as did the memory of their flourishing
history, and an extensive renovation and transformation got underway. The Industrial Landscape is
once again the hub of the city, though production
has been replaced by knowledgebased business (university, museums, concert hall etc)
So in this series I tried to capture this particular duplicity of Norrkoping as an integration model of urban landscape that merge nature (water, river) and human activity (factory), past and future.