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  • 1.Risebergabcken Fosie, Malm, Sweden

2. Fosie is subjected to flooding. Increasing amount of water is becoming a common problem for the people operating in Fosie. The subject of flooding is also targeted by the city of Malm, incorporated in superior plans concerning the handling of water for the whole city.Excess waterlevels are thought to be related to environmental changes of which Fosie has lacking adapting capacity to comprehend. Attributes and spatial identifications of the area should be approached to increase the adapting capacity for water. 3. we shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T.S. Eliot 4. Identifying those elements, forces and energies which are genuinely determining the spatial performens of a given situation Jean-Philippe VassalDiffuse land in betweenAlotment gardensFarmed landRiding facilityTreesHard surfacesWaterBuildings Newly developedSchoolsbusiness ground 5. leftovers vacuum - heavily presentinbetween spaces searching for meaning 6. The water collection area of Risebergabcken in Fo- sie is 330 hectars (outlined in blue). According to Malm city Risebergabcken has a capacity of 1,5 litres of water per hectar per minute. However, in wet periods the stream reveives over 15 litres per hectar per minute, more than 10 times the estimated capcity!As a consequence Risebergabcken can reveive 4500 litres more than its capacity every minute when very wet. Or 270 000 litres every hour.Malm city water collection area and waterflow; Risebergabcken, Fosie 7. The fragmented picture of Fosie/Fredriksberg shows that there is a variety of qualities within the area. Looking to Inaki Abalos and his frase I prefer not to; how can Fosie be transformed to a waterresistant location without loosing its identity? Is it possible to maintain roads, give companies leverage to continue and simultaneously convert the area to a well functioning water retention spot?- keepexhisting wood/trees can be kept as they retain water and slows evaporation - changeparking lots can get permeable surfaces that soaks up water - changeexhisting bulidings can be converted to green roof buildings - add farmland and left over spaces are suitable for introducing water retention ponds, permaculture farming and human activity 8. retention pond/lake c b permaculture farming coop wood/trees resource centres - kindergarten a- permacultureprivate permaculture N allotments500 m relocating animal allotment of Fredriksberg 9. Retention pondRisebergabcken Prison10 m50 m 10. Lake Fosie - retention basin Risebergabcken Gravel company10 m50 m 11. Alotment garden Forrest gardening/permaculture Risebergabcken Parking 10 m 50 m 12. Exhisting wood kept and further developed. picture shows present woodstock -retain water -slows evaopration 13. RISEBERGABCKEN 15 m2m flood control sone bank stabilisation (plants & groundcovers) NEW SITUATION erosion control 3-5m square -like shapePRESENTprone to ersionfloodable 14. GREEN ROOFSgreen roofs can consume 50 % ofadding green roofsrainwater, and retain the following50 %.20 % of ground covered by flat roofbuildings in the water collection area in in heavy rain 66 hectars receivesFosie 990 litres of water every minute,a total of 66 hectars rooftops495 litres consumed by green rooftops.reducing overall pressure onRisebergabcken by 10 %PARKING permeable surfacescleansing plantstreats runoff water permeable surface and plants slow water flow 15. FOSIELAKE or Risebergabcken create lake softening up critical point forcovering critical curves erosion point 500 mcreating a lake will help increaseand reintroduse biodiversity tothe areaabout 3,5 - 4 hectars 150 m 16. RETENTION BASIN PONDS/LAKEflood controlsonemenbrane seals bottom and creates permanent water levelexcavating ponds and lake leaves large amountsof soil - can mould new landscape 17. The flooding as well as the suggested architectural steps, effects landowners, puplic management, businesses, the prison, kindergartens and schools as well as individuals. Through the involment of the above mentioned, incorporating biological, social, economic, technical and cultural systems, new structures can emerge pinpointing possibilities waiting to be explored. New communication channels can apear.Approaching Fosie as a mosaic structure while processing spatial interventions, new ways of understanding can be discovered. As such the development of waterways establishes new meeting points. Directly - by making space accessible, secondly by inviting the community to participate rather than have the roll of a passive audience. A demanding process - no doubt, as it involves many different sectors and individuals with different goals and focus points. Its a challenge - daring the planners, architects and the users of Fosie to step out of their own enclosed hierarchies to be active participants in the search to prevent flooding. Through flexibility and evolving strategies, spatial interventions can provide participation and approaches nor yet identified. It is an approach to meet the demands of environmental changes with solutions and consciences beyond water management alone.- unforeseen result of harvesting wasteland.