On March 14th, the exhibition Public Luxury, was inaugurated at the Swedish Institute in Paris. Our scale model for the planned metro station Hagastaden is part of the exhibition, which is a slimmed version of the exhibition by the same name produced by the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design in 2018 in Stockholm. The exhibition in Paris runs from March 14th until the 9th of June 2019.
About the exhibition Public Luxury:
”Buildings, monuments and street furniture are expressions of what is called public space. But who shapes it? Who is included in it and excluded from it? Why do the physical components of our shared heritage – from roads to public art and newspaper stands – affect us so much as individuals? Swedish architects and designers explore the paradoxes of public space and its accessibility, and suggest a new dimension of luxury: public luxury. This oxymoron encapsulates the issues relating to space that is supposed to be for everyone; space that everyone can make their own, irrespective of their gender, their social standing or their background. All the works on show, many of which were specially made for the exhibition, set out to tell a story about public life today.
The design of the metro station Hagastaden has been done in close collaboration with the artist Åsa Jungnelius. Åsa’s artistic idea for the station is to move inside a sea shell, this idea permeates the entire station and gives it it’s unique character. In our daily work at &Rundquist we aim to create good public spaces and travel environments that will benefit all. The integration of art in these public environments is important as it gives additional values and increase the attractiveness of the spaces. We are honoured to participate in the Public Luxury exhibition, as it is part of the ongoing important discussion about the public space!
Our Wooden Towers are represented in the exhibition New Reception Pieces – works by the members of the Academy of Fine Arts, at the Academy of Fine Arts, Fredsgatan 12. The exhibition shows selected works by the Academy’s members and was inaugurated on March 9. Henrik Rundquist, & Rundquist’s founder and CEO has been a member of the Art Academy since 2012, reason for which he was asked to contribute a project for the exhibition.
“The wooden towers were selected for the exhibition because of their representative value for the office, where the architecture of the everyday functions is emphasized, as well as for their forward-looking design- and production process.” – Henrik Rundquist
We have been in Trelleborg to start work on a parallel assignment focusing on the design of Sjöstaden, the western part of the city’s harbour. The project is part of the municipality’s urban development strategy Kuststad 2025, which is about developing the city when the port operations move to the east and large central and near-sea areas are vacated. Our team, consisting of Sydväst landscape architects &Rundquist, as well as Cowi, is looking forward to work with this exciting assignment!
The newly renovated National Museum was the subject of our, for this year, first event evening in February. We started at the office with a lecture by Rasmus Waern / Wingårdhs, where he spoke about the work with the renovation of the old museum building. After the lecture we took the bus to Blasieholmen to view the result in a guided tour finishing with a dinner at the museum’s restaurant.
Nordisk Infrastruktur has published a magazine specialized on the extension of the metro system in Stockholm, where our stations Hagastaden, Södra Hagalund and Arenastaden are included as new stations on the Yellow Line.
The final presentations of the studio project at LTH are over, it has been inspiring to follow the students’ progress!
For the second year, Delia has been taking part in the studio project Urban Dynamics in the International Master’s Degree Programme in Sustainable Urban Design at Lund University. She has been visiting the program three times this autumn as part of the guest jury.
We are proud to announce that two of our projects have been awarded by APR, The Online Architecture Awards Portal.
Our proposal for the redevelopment of the Dekanen District in Malmö, done together with Sydväst arkitektur och landskap, has received the First Award in the Urban Design Concept category.
Kallhäll Station was distinguished with the Second Award in the Transportation category. Earlier this year, Kallhäll Station also received the Second Award in the Global Architecture and Design Awards.
Our proposals for Vækerø and Lysaker stations have received second place in the design competition for the extension of the metro network in Oslo, Fornebubanen.
Earlier this year, together with Saaha Architects and Degree of Freedom Engineers, we have been selected out of 84 international groups that applied for prequalification to compete for the design of both Vækerø and Lysaker stations.