Authors: WOLFRAM MEINER (DE), CÉCILE KERMAÏDIC (FR) – students in architecture, PINO HEYE (DE) – student in urban planning, TECLA SPRUIT (NL) – anthropologist, KATHARINA IPSEN (DE) – architect München, Deutschland
Team Vitality! proposes a metabolistic strategy for Västerås. By envisioning technology and nature to be one and the same we become more empathic to the systems that govern society. This will be done through a co-creation spiral in time that starts with three types of pavilions. The water pavilion for aquatic ecosystems, the green for land and soil, and the social pavilion for socio-cultural activities and democratic processes. The pavilions will host workshops which establish a base to create the capacity for handling the ever-changing situation of the interconnected natural, technological, and social processes. After some time, the associations that will arise from these workshops become centres for the community and knowledge hubs in their respective fields. In this way, Västerås will take pride in its own self-made and co-created identities. Thus, resilient systems will emerge by constantly dealing with future unknowns and issues.