Last May Mandaworks and team – &Rundquist, Lola Landscape, Ekologigruppen and Noema – participated in a fourday international design workshop and planning assignment in Norra Kymlinge, Stockholm, Sweden. Our team has been part of an exiting process, a process of producing, testing and evaluating prototypes for strongly sustainable urban districts with Norra Kymlinge as an applied example.
The workshop, organised by Vasakronan AB, had the goal to address the planning and construction of a sustainable, resilient city district that is at the forefront of innovation and development, with a vision of creating a district that in the future will be worthy of the accolade “the best city district for the world”. In a short period after the workshop we have further developed the material into a final documentation: The SUR + CITY.
In October we went for a three-day study trip to Vienna and Bratislava. We visited, among other things, new stations for rail and subway, several interesting urban development projects, and we also found time for a visit at the Spanish riding school.
This spring we competed for a new travel center and development of the area around Karlstad Central Station. Our proposal “Laga staden” was awarded with second prize.
In October Henrik lectured at the Material Day in Stockholm about the values of building with concrete.
In September, we visited the urban living expo Vallastaden 2017 in Linköping. Except studying this urban development experiment we also found time to check out our nice bridge over Smedstadsbäcken in Broparken!
This is our new colleague, Anna Gullberg, who will work the office’s business development.
Welcome Anna, we are looking forward to work with you!
This Friday we arranged a block party together with Nivå and our other neighbours at Renstiernas gata 12. A hotdog stand, basketball court, ping-pong table, a bar and ice-cream trolley entered the parking lots and created with everyone who came a lovely and warm atmosphere, despite cold and rain later in the evening. Thanks to all of you who came, and thanks to Nivå for a good party-collaboration!
In our work with stations and public transport environments, we are always focusing on creating spaces and places that give the traveler a pleasant experience of traveling. Here you can read more about our work with the stations along the subway’s new yellow line, and how we think in our role as the “traveler’s defender”.