The Do it! City project reflects on how to work with an existing neighbourhood inhabited with small industries infrastructure under a constant threat of flooding. Following the rule of transition over reinvention, the proposal considers the problem of Gothenburg as the starting point for the concept and finds solutions to frame the flooding as the essential nature of the place.
Preserving the informality treasured by the locals, the project creates a „floodable city“ by introducing flood-protected workshops and retail spaces on the ground floor and elevated metal structures on the first-floor level that provide for safe use during flooding.
The central dock and pier are turned into the main destination of the area, dotted with diverse programming on an altered topography that creates a smooth and dynamic space. To highlight the character of the space, the project proposes viewing spots to observe the city when it is flooded.