Following our team’s win in the competition “Linköping-The City Center is growing across the river” in 2013, that dealt with the urban development and a new travel center in central Linköping, we have been further commissioned to develop an urban design strategy for the development of Linköping’s inner city. Our work aims to support the local municipality in their process of developing masterplans for Steninge and Stångebro. The planned high-speed railway “Ostlänken“ will pass through our study area and get a new station in Linköping, generating conditions for a growing inner city. The work is done in collaboration with the former competition team members, Sweco (formerly Metro), Sydväst landscape architecture, A&C – consultants and SpaceScape.
The office turns 20 this year and we celebrated the anniversary with a jubilee party in the upcoming ticket hall at Hagastaden Metro Station. We also took the opportunity to celebrate the release of the book Vardagens Rörelser (Everyday Movements) which is about our work. The editor, Dan Hallemar, held a speech about the book, followed by live jazz by The Highway Stompers, food, ping pong and dancing to DJ DIANE until late into the night. Thanks to everyone who defied the dark and the rainy November nights to come and celebrated with us!
Two of our projects, Kallhäll station and the new Metro stations along The Yellow Line, are part of the exhibition Architecture of Necessity, taking place at Virserums Art Center. The Architecture of Necessity encourages dialogues about the basic values of architecture. To fulfill the criterias of being an Architecture of Necessity, the architecture should be responsible, diligent, sustainable, just and open. We are honored to have our projects in the exhibition that runs until 1:st of December 2019.
Photo: Tobias Lundgren
Our bridge over Husarviken has been awarded with an honorary mention during this years Steel Building Day. The bridge was one of the four finalists for the Steel Construction Prize 2019 which was awarded on November 7 in Gothenburg.
Today was the opening ceremony for Folke Bernadotte´s bridge over Djurgårdsbrunnsviken in Stockholm! His Majesty The King held an opening speech, cut the ribbon and the visitors were finally allowed to cross the bridge for the first time. We hope it will be put to good use!
In the beginning of September, we took the train to Copenhagen for for our yearly study trip. There we spent three days visiting, among other things, urban development projects, the metro system and bridges.
This is Alice Franzon, our new colleague, here since August.
You are warmly welcome Alice, nice to have you here!