White Arkitekter 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 rejuvenated 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 rejuvenation 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 is estimated to complete in 2020.
- 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
- Daniel Groop
- Lars-Magnus Ejdeholm
- Lars Rickan
- Christian Wallenborg