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The project is a close collaboration between Stockholm City and Foster & Partner / Berg, the architects behind the master plan. The design supports the City of Stockholm’s vision for the new Slussen area; plans include the transformation of the current Slussen area from a dilapidated traffic-locked junction into an attractive meeting place, prioritizing pedestrians over traffic.

City-life, Traffic and Water are the key terms behind the project’s planning and design with a goal to reinforce Stockholm’s position and reputation as
a world class city with a beautiful and well-functioning infrastructure. Fine views, proximity to the water’s edge and a place to capture sunshine are highly considered in all aspects of the new Slussen design.

New Slussen includes inviting, stepped, vegetation-rich terraces of Katarinaparken, a completely new inner city park located on the slopes of Södermalm, Stockholm city’s southern island.

The proposed Slusstorget, meaning “Lock Square” gets its name and strategic location as a tribute to the functioning locks between two islands: Södermalm and Stockholm’s historic island, Gamla Stan translating as “Old Town”. Plans for Gamla Stan also include the rejuvination of the existing quaysides making for a more attractive, accessible and generous outdoor area for a variety of public uses.

White’s role in the project is landscape design from early planning stages into detail design. Construction began in late 2014 and a 2020 completion is estimated.


  • Client: Stockholms stad
  • Project Start/End: 2010-2020
  • Completed: 2020
  • Area/Size: 58 000 kvm
  • City: Stockholm
  • Photographer/Illustrator: White


  • Mattias Nordström
  • Paula Mackenzie
  • Charlotta Råsmark
  • Gustav Jarlöv
  • Hampus Trotzig
  • Daniel Groop
  • Lars-Magnus Ejdeholm
  • Lars Rickan
  • Christian Wallenborg

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