Situated north of the Göta river in Gothenburg, Sweden, Lindholmen is a waterfront district that amalgamates large corporations, educational institutions, and tech start-ups to foster an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration and knowledge production. Historically, Lindholmen evolved hand-in-hand with economic players—primarily Gothenburg’s shipbuilding industry whose use of the site for ships resulted in a fragmented palimpsest exacerbated by today’s science park— a tech hub that prioritizes vehicular access.
The result is a patchwork of inward facing neighborhoods which each have their own organizational logics, architectural characteristics, public centers, and icons. While these districts do overlap, there is unrealized public interplay as gathering spaces are confined within the boundaries of the neighborhoods rather than on their borders. As of now, the benefit of co-locating such a diverse array of technology and education players is unclear, as Lindholmen lacks a singular identity that unifies all its tenants.
IN COLLABORATION WITH SERENA CHING, ALEXANDRA PINEDA, AND EUNICE LEE