Roman Kekel fikk profesjonalitetspris

Arkitektbedriftene deler hvert halvår ut Profesjonalitetsprisen til en av studentene ved AHO. Denne våren gikk prisen til tsjekkiske Roman Kekel for prosjektet om luft i det gamle Munch-museet. For sitt omfattende arbeid er han også innstilt til presidenten i engelske RIBAs sølvmedalje. "The project is a tour the force of data collection, theory, re-use, design quality and presentation," skriver juryen i sin begrunnelse.

The Re-Store studio seeked to understand maintenance as a key form of preservation and preservation as an act of maintenance.

The unassuming banality of maintenance systems allows them to surreptitiously become destructive and constructive acts of preservation. We explored the impact of acts of maintenance as they transcend the preservation of cities, buildings and objects. We explored maintenance as inherently revolutionary and fundamental to social order, and how it provokes us to challenge
existing structures, physical or political, and to question their adequacy. Without maintenance, changing policies, evolving building codes and developing technology, architecture quickly becomes obsolete.

Taking the Munchmuseet as a case study, we shall respond to the long-term research project City of Dislocation, which was recently conducted for Oslo Pilot. The project identifies that within the next few years, the government’s policy of centralization will affect more than twenty of Oslo’s biggest institutions, each abandoning their purpose-built headquarters, either because of relocation or closure.

A driving factor of this restructuring is a consensus that these buildings no longer perform adequately. This process will generate a network of voids and empty buildings in every neighborhood of the city.

There is relationship between outside and inside world. Air is the medium that connects these two climates. The inside and outside can be understood as two appear neighbourhood connected through the systems that stand between them. These two spaces behave as thermal poles with oppositing climatic environments.

170630 roman kekel illustasjon

We are all living in a second nature. In an illusion of health, in an artificial scene of our homes. We have a new vision of cleanliness. Isolated and sealed interiors have begun to replace our exterior life. Our connection to the outdoors is decreased throug a process of sterilisation. Process which has created a new ideological position towards health and nature.

Site of the Munch museum is in between University Botanical Garden and Tøyen Parken. By keeping museum’s highly controlled climate and the system of air conditioning the project to determinate new open public space which combines qualities of botanical garden and public baths as a main activity program. In a city like Oslo, where darkness and temperature below 10 °C prevail for
6 months of the year, the public spaces mean reduced opportunities for people to socialized outside of the home. Our inner cities adopt more and more indoor public spaces. The “public” is no longer represent by “all the people of an area”. I follow an existing proposal for expansion of University Botanical Garden and by connecting with public baths creates a new hybrid typology for the Tøyen area.

The building is an active ecosystem, which makes a positive contribution to the lives and experiences of the people who live in this area and to the urban microclimate. The grid of the existing building defines a new balance between control and decontrol in which the space can be at the same time ordered and fluid. The intention is to create “happy accidents”. Mosaic of episodes.
Program is not definitive - during of seasons the program and spaces undergo constant changes.

The Concept allows shifts, modification, replacement or substitution. Microclimate between walls is creating by integreated system of air conditioning, which is programed for specific climatic
environments. Wall itself become climatic filter between spaces. Different air properties create natural boundary between spaces. In the places where humid air cools rapidly, is producing mist, which is essential product of the area.

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