Köpenhamn X

colonize, colonise ['kɒləˌnaız]
verb
1 to send colonists to or establish a colony in (an area)
2 to settle in (an area) as colonists
3 [transitive] to transform (a community) into a colony
4 (of plants and animals) to become established in (a new environment)


To colonize the area has the purpose to establish character and value in the area while waiting for the permanent developments. Colonists can be a house or a structure that gives opportunities for people to access the ground through different programs.

The area surrounding the colonists is divided into plots that can be rented or borrowed. The time stretches from one day up to five years.

The area becomes a colony. When the permanent development starts some structures from the colonies are saved ñ a piece of the allotment gardens or a temporal bar that is built in to the permanent structure. In this way the new area gets a built in history and character right from the start.


People get possibilities to connect to the colonists by a plug-in system. The plug-in function can be to electricity, water, a roof structure or other services.

The main function for the plug-in system is to help to establish the colony.

Some places should be kept super flexible where expansion should be possible on very short notice. On other sites, where the development is due to take several of years there can be a longer colonization and therefore a stronger program (e.g. allotments on five year contracts, student housing on three-five year contracts, artists studios on one-five years and so on).

The super flexible space is never occupied more than for days or weeks. Expansion from the neighboring blocks is possible at all times.
PRINCIPLE PLAN
The colonist

the potential - the land is divided to plots to be rented or borrowed

the colony - temporal use of the land while waiting for the permanent development
 

   
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