White is the designated landscape designer of public spaces at Stockholm’s new Slussen area. Project focus is the proposed Katarinaparken, a green terraced park, Slusstorget, a public square and the plan for rejuvinated quaysides.
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