This thesis rethinks the function of the harbour after its economic existence and investigates how local actors and communities can play a leading role in its redevelopment.
The project is part of an marine infrastructure for reused materials which activates abandoned harbour areas with productive and social functions and establish connections between cities across borders.
The site, an old warehouse in Flensburg, is transformed into a place that links the productive functions of a recycling laboratory with the social ones of a self-organized public workshop, run by local actors.
By activating the facades and extending the inside activities to the outside, the introvert harbour structure turns into an extrovert place with connects to the waterfront, the neighbourhood, and the city. The flexible appearance does not only adapt to seasons and changing activities. It also invites the community to take ownership and and develop the place.