Intermediate Vessels

04. September 2013 Start-up KA-startup workshop for 200 candidate students at the AAA, led by Shin Egashira renowned architect, artist and teacher from Architectural Association School of Architecture, London alongside: Nat Mosley, Karianne Halse, Anders Kruse and Espen Lunde Nielsen.

The workshop takes its starting point in its physical site at Aarhus Havn. The harbour has
traditionally had a role of handling and exchanging goods, where a mobile infrastructure of
cranes and vessels facilitates the exchange between terrestrial transport on train and trucks,
and the transport by boat at sea. The harbour is also associated with an immaterial exchange of
stories from the sea and know-how of the world.

Today, the harbour is in a phase of transition where the industrial programs are being relocated
in order to make place for housing, education and commercial programs. This development
facilitates a new exchange of narratives and knowledge. The workshop position itself in the
middle of this transition, proposing public facilities – where found stories and structures
(existing rail tracks, boats...) is deployed, generating a physical living archive.

The specific site is located along the edge of Basin 7, a 230 m stretch from bollard number 2 - 18.
Each group will be assigned to construct a vessel - which combined will act as vehicles of events.
The workshop is divided in two phases with a total of 27 groups. Each group is divided into
sub-groups with special main responsibilities (voyage log, boat dissection, anchoring to site,
vehicle...)
, informing the overall project of the group.