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THRESHOLD Town Square of Kalmar

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Caruso St. John
Kalmar, SE, 1999-2003

This project is intended to be a model of


imaginative renovation in a situation of

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national historic significance.

Caruso St. John

During its 300 year history,


Stortorget has been a location for political,
military and religious representation,
for commercial transactions, but most
frequently for individual passage, reverie
and coincidental meetings.

The project involved the removal


of roads and pavements, and the re-
establishment of a unitary surface of field
stones, the primitive granite stones that
were first used in the square. Due to the
use of different materials the architect
defines thresholds within the square. The
use of a type of pavement also relates
to the representative buildings on the
square. Pedestrian routes and sites for
public events were accommodated within
smoother surfaces of precast concrete
slabs and cut granite sets.

references:
PRODUCED BY AN AUTODESK EDUCATIONAL PRODUCT _ http://www.carusostjohn.com/
_ http://arquitectures234.blogspot.be/2013/12/
caruso-st-john-stortorget-espai-public-i.html

TK9 - Learning activity 56


OIKONET elective 2014
Faculty of Architecture - KU Leuven
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ThresholdMatters

Olivier De Greef