The area of Søren Frichs Vej is no exception — with the city of Aarhus growing quickly, many previously industrial parts of the city are transformed into residential areas. In a lot of other cities we see the same thing happening. Decision-making on such transformational developments, however, can be rather slow, causing areas like that of Søren Frichs Vej to be trapped in a form of urban transformational limbo in the meanwhile.
With their pop-up train carriage initiative, AART and Givisme do not only provide the railway tracks with a more lively look, they also offer the citizens of Aarhus a great opportunity to get involved in the making and shaping of their city. The organizations namely invited people from various ages and backgrounds to help build the pop-up carriages, with most of the building materials donated by local partners.
According to the architects of the carriages, the project therefore is a good example of how “temporary architecture can provide new perspectives on a community-based and citizen-involving urban development.” Then the inevitable question arises: which project is put on track next?
Images courtesy of AART