Arkitektur, kulturvärde och kompensation
The study investigates, analyzes and discusses compensation in planning processes. The overall goal is to develop knowledge about compensation thinking and how key players understand cultural value and architectural qualities in detailed plans. The research strategy is based on cases studies. From a selection of 39 detailed plans provided by the City’s planning office, 8 have been selected for case studies. These detailed plans have been analyzed through close reading of documents, site visits and discussions at seminars.
A detailed plan is a product of a planning process. In this perspective, compensation is embedded in the design of the plan. Compensation thinking can be seen as a problem-solving action when proposed detailed plans meet opposition from key players. The proposals are processed to avoid objections. The overall objective is for the detailed plan to be accepted. By adapting plans to cultural values and architec- tural qualities guarded by key actors, critique can be eliminated.
Typical compensation measures consist of supplementing the detailed plan with descriptions of cultural values in texts and illustrations from investigations conducted by contracted consultants, revisions of the proposals for detailed plans and introducing specific regulations for the control of architectural design as response to critique. In the detailed plan the demolition and construction of new buildings are, in several cases, combined with the protection of cultural values and architectural qualities on the plot. Compensation has many faces and can be both clear stated measures and changes hidden in the planning process in order to take better care of identified values and qualities in the environment.
Chalmers, Arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik, Byggnadsdesign
Building Futures (2010-2018)