White Arkitekter up for three awards at WAF 2017

White Arkitekter has been shortlisted in three categories in this year’s iteration of the World Architecture Festival Awards. The shortlisted projects are in the “future” categories – projects not yet completed – for Masterplanning, Culture and Health.

Masterplanning
The project Södra Skanstull in Stockholm builds on the area’s identity by mapping, upgrading and enhancing existing facilities. It reappraises the spaces in between the dominating infrastructure, reinvigorating underused spaces and creating boulevards for pedestrians and cyclists. The design proposal introduces soft landscaping and strategically positions new structures to minimise noise and pollutants.

Södra Skanstull

Culture
In northern Sweden, international competition winner Skellefteå cultural centre and hotel is a beautiful venue open for everyone. The design, a contemporary expression and timeless quality, pays homage to the local timber heritage and will be the tallest building using wood frame construction techniques in the Nordic countries. Skellefteå Cultural Centre will complete in 2020.

White Arkitekter_Skellefteå Cultural Centre_North

Health
Family and loved ones are the focus in planning and designing for Queen Silvia’s new paediatric hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. A safe environment incorporating the latest in technology and work processes while also providing spaces which can briefly transport the you patients and their loved ones away from the intensive activity in the ward environment and into a brief period of tranquility.

NBS_östra3

The winners will be announced at the World Architecture Festival, which takes place in Berlin 15-17 November 2017.