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3 + 2 Mar 2020
Sweco acquires the Danish architecture firm KANT Arkitekter A/S

KANT architects – school project TEC H.C. Ørsted Gymnasium building:
KANT architects Sweco TEC H.C. Ørsted Gymnasium building
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KANT architects – vision project Almanakken, housing:
KANT architects Almanakken housing project
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Sweco has signed an agreement to acquire the Danish architecture firm KANT Arkitekter. KANT Arkitekter has a strong position in the public-sector learning and housing segments, particularly in the eastern part of Denmark.

The acquisition is part of Sweco’s growth strategy with the aim of holding a leading position in all home markets over the long term. Sweco originates from the belief in the strength of combining architecture and engineering services, and the acquisition is fully in line with this strategy. Through the acquisition Sweco will have a total of 1,150 architects, of which 320 in Denmark.

“Through combining our expertise, we will create a unique position from which we are able to offer our clients fully integrated architecture and technical consultancy advisory services. I am proud to say that we are continuing the journey to strengthen our market position in Denmark in terms of integrated consultancy services. I truly welcome our new colleagues at KANT Arkitekter to Sweco,” says Dariush Rezai, President of Sweco Denmark.

Established in 1977, KANT Arkitekter mainly focus on projects for public clients within the learning segment and the public housing segment. Today the company has around 75 employees in one office location in Copenhagen. The full-year 2018 revenues amount to DKK 90 million.

“Together with our clients, we have built strong relationships over the years. By joining Sweco, we ensure that our clients will have access to an even broader set of expertise and international experience. In addition, our employees will be able to continue to participate in the most exciting projects, accessing the full competence base of Sweco Group,” says Anders Bay Holm, Partner of KANT Arkitekter.

With the acquisition Sweco Denmark will have a turnover of DKK 1,360 million with 11 offices and 1,250 employees.

“Sweco plans and designs tomorrow’s communities and cities. Our work produces sustainable buildings, efficient infrastructure and access to electricity and clean water. With 17,000 employees in Europe, we offer our clients the right expertise for every situation. We carry out projects in 70 countries annually throughout the world. Sweco is Europe’s leading engineering and architecture consultancy, with sales of approximately SEK 20.6 billion (EUR 1.9 billion). The company is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.” www.swecogroup.com.

28 Feb 2020
Magnolia restaurant, Stora Sköndal, Southern Stockholm
Design: Kjellander Sjöberg Arkitektkontor
Magnolia Restaurant Stockholm interior design
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Magnolia Restaurant
KS was commissioned to design a vibrant meeting place by the new square, a building with a flexible programme serving as a restaurant and a gathering point.

14 Aug 2019
New Tiunda School in Uppsala

9 July 2019
Villa Amiri near Mölndal, Gothenburg

8 July 2019
Jönköping Bathhouse, Lake Vättern, Jönköping, southern Sweden
Design: White Arkitekter
Jönköping Bathhouse, Sweden Kallbadhus
White Arkitekter © Jönköping Bathhouse
Jönköping Bathhouse Building in Sweden
Scandinavian practice White Arkitekter has won an architectural competition for Jönköping Bathhouse; an all-season bathhouse located on the shores of Lake Vättern, in the city of Jönköping in southern Sweden.

7 July 2019
Science Center Lund, CO2-neutral Museum in Sweden

4 June 2019
Discus – Nacka City’s New Landmark

9 May 2019
Turning Torso Tower, Malmo Skyscraper by Calatrava – updated post

2 Apr 2019
Biomedicum at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
Biomedicum at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm - Swedish Architecture News
photo : Mark Haddene
Biomedicum at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm
The new laboratory building is to be the powerhouse for research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, one of the world’s leading medical universities, known amongst other things for selecting the recipients of the Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology.

2 Mar 2019
High-rise Building in Västerås, Öster Mälarstrand, Västerås
Design: C. F. Møller Architects
Swedens Tallest Timber building, high-rise in Västerås
photograph © Nikolaj Jakobsen
Sweden’s Tallest Timber Building
Kajstaden is a central residential neighborhood near the water in the Öster Mälarstrand area. The new neighbourhood is designed as a city block and is a natural extension of Västerås city centre.

11 Jan 2019
ArkDes Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design

Swedish Architecture News 2018

23 Nov 2018
Discus – Nacka City’s New Landmark

16 Nov 2018
79&Park Stockholm

8 Nov 2018
Norra Tornen, Hagastaden, north of Stockholm
Design: OMA / Reinier de Graaf
Norra Tornen in Stockholm Sweden - Swedish Architecture News
photograph : Laurian Ghinitoiu, Courtesy of OMA
Norra Tornen
The Innovationen Tower is the first completed building of the two Norra Tornen residential towers designed by OMA / Reinier de Graaf.

8 Nov 2018
79&Park Stockholm by BIG

17 Sep 2018
Stockholm Loop, Stockholm
Design: Belatchew Arkitekter
Stockholm Loop Housing Sweden
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Stockholm Loop Design
Stockholm Loop is an effective catalyst for 120,000 new homes and its residents’ needs in terms of work, housing, distribution, trade and sport.

16 May 2018
Discus – Nacka City’s New Landmark
Design: Belatchew Arkitekter
Discus Nacka City Landmark - Swedish Architecture News
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Discus Nacka City Building Design
Discus, a new landmark building in Nacka City, which with its characteristic irregular silhouette is designed to become a symbol of a growing metropolitan area. Discus will be placed in the heart of Nacka’s new public transport node, right above the metro station in Nacka City’s new city center.

9 May 2018
Nacka Port Block
Design: Kjellander + Sjöberg
Nacka Port Block near Stockholm
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Nacka Port Block Building Design
Kjellander Sjöberg architects has won the architecture competition for Nacka Port, a new urban district situated in the area between Nacka and Stockholm. The site has previously been identified by Nacka Municipality as a suitable location for a distinct landmark. The block will contribute to a vibrant urban context with an inviting and varied program.

17 Apr 2018
Globe Arena, Stockholm
Design: C.F. Møller Architects
Globen in Stockholm - Swedish Architecture News
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Globen Stockholm
This iconic Swedish building is in need of both renovation and modernisation in order to be able to meet both current and future needs. The renovations include replacing worn out technical installations, surface finishes, general lighting, telescopic stands and stand chairs.

3 Mar 2018
ArkDes to participate in “Freespace”, 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara (Grafton Architects), creative directors, announced that ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, will participate in Freespace – the central exhibition of the 2018 Venice Biennale.

ArkDes Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design

14 Feb 2018
Kokillen, Fagersta, Sweden
Design: Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter
Kokillen Swedish Architecture News
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Kokillen Museum Building in Fagersta
Kokillen is a black iron imprint formed by the site and program molded in a volume that relates to the situation and public space surrounding it. It’s also a building that tells a story about the reason why there is a city in the first place. That’s a story starting with one material the extraction of iron.

15 Feb 2018
Kalix River Bridge, Kalix
Design: Erik Andersson Architects

Kalix River Bridge design proposal by Erik Andersson Architects:

Kalix River Bridge by Erik Andersson Architects
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The Swedish Traffic Administration has commissioned Erik Andersson Architects to design a proposal for a new bridge over Kalix River, according to the architects. More than a mere crossing, the proposed bridge introduces a new public space where people can enjoy the sun and get closer to the water. It will also provide shelter from the elements thanks to a protected walkway.

Kalix River Bridge Sweden design by Erik Andersson Architects

The existing bridge over Kalix River will be replaced by a new one in 2019. As part of the initial design process, The Swedish Traffic Administration wanted to look into the possibility of introducing new features to the upcoming bridge, making it a central gathering place for the residents of Kalix.

Kalix River Bridge design proposal by Erik Andersson Architects - Swedish Architecture News

As a solution, Erik Andersson Architects came up with a proposal offering separate routes for vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, as well as creating public spaces such as viewing platforms and seating areas.

KBClip 08_000 from Erik Andersson on Vimeo.

In the design, car and cycle lanes running on top of the bridge are separated from pedestrians below. The walkway is placed under the driveway, using the top as a roof and facing south in order capture the warmth of the sun.

Kalix River Bridge design by Erik Andersson Architects

This is Erik Andersson’s first project in Kalix, a municipality located in Norrbotten County in northern Sweden. The firm has previously designed bridges in Norrköping, Hammarby Sjöstad and Nynäshamn, and is currently working on a new bridge in Hagastaden, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Kalix River Bridge

9 Feb 2018
New Gothenburg Cable Car
Design: UNStudio
Gothenburg Cable Car: The Gondola Project
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Gothenburg Cable Car: The Gondola Project
The new cable car system will comprise one cable car line with four stations and six towers and is one of a number of projects undertaken by the City of Gothenburg to mark its 400th anniversary in 2021.

9 Feb 2018
Nobel Center Stockholm
Design: David Chipperfield Architects Berlin
Nobel Center in Stockholm - Swedish Architecture News
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Nobel Center in Stockholm
Large-scale activities based on Nobel Prize-awarded achievements and works will take place at the future Nobel Center. School pupils, tourists, Stockholm residents and an interested general public will be invited there to be inspired to help create a better world, in the spirit of Alfred Nobel.

16 Jan 2018
Restaurant Tak, Södermalmsallén, Stockholm
Architects: Wingårdhs
Restaurant Tak in Stockholm - Swedish Architecture News
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Restaurant Tak in Stockholm
“An acclaimed chef, an award-winning bartender, a Norwegian hotelier and Sweden’s only sake sommeliers are just some of the ingredients that have come together to create Stockholm’s latest hotspot.”

11 Jan 2018
House Husarö, Stockholm archipielago
Design: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter
House Husaro in Stockholm - Swedish Building News
photo : Åke E:son Lindman
New House in Stockholm archipielago
The location is the outer Stockholm archipelago. Tall pines give the forested site an untouched character. The house is placed in a clearing with a high position in the landscape, on a plateau facing the sea in the north.

Swedish Building News 2017

21 Nov + 7 Jul 2017
Ethiopian Church in Stockholm – ‘Highly Commended’ at the World Architecture Festival
Design: Belatchew Arkitekter
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Stockholm
photography: Rahel Belatchew
The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Stockholm
This project is about creating a place for a community and bringing together an ancient tradition with modern needs in another part of the world. The building is composed of coloured concrete that takes up the colour of the red African soil and the weight and materiality from the unique rock hewn churches of Lalibela in northern Ethiopia.

ArkDes Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design

22 Nov 2017
Elderly Care Skärvet, Bäckaslöv, Växjö, Sweden
Architects: Kjellander Sjöberg
Elderly Care Skarvet - Swedish Architecture News
photography: Max Plunger
Elderly Care Skärvet in Växjö
The elderly care is a part of the city block Skärvet, which is the starting point of Bäckaslöv, a new urban district in Växjö being developed along the railway connecting the city centre to the lake Norra Bergundasjön. The L- shaped building is the first phase and the cornerstone of the city block, offering mixed forms of tenure around a spacious, shared courtyard.

The Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Stockholm

19 Oct 2017
Gasklockan Landscape Design, Hjorthagen
Design: Piet Oudolf and LOLA landscape architects
Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape
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Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape
Piet Oudolf and LOLA landscape architects are designing the landscape around Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, located to the northeast of Stockholm, together with Oscar Properties.

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Magasin 113, Gothenburg Warehouse Renovation

House for a Drummer in Kärna

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Kalmar Museum of Art
Design: Tham & Videgård Hansson Architects
Swedish Museum of Art Building

Museum of World Culture – Gothenburg
Brisac Gonzalez Architects
Swedish Museum Building

Swedish Art Pavilion

Architecture in the Swedish Capital

Marievik Stockholm
SeARCH wins urban competition in Stockholm
Marievik Stockholm Swedish Architecture News
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Marievik Stockholm

Wooden Skyscraper in Stockholm
Design: Berg | C.F. Møller Architects
Wooden Skyscraper in Stockholm

Sven-Harry’s Art Museum
Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
Sven-Harry’s Art Museum Stockholm

Victoria Tower, Kista, Stockholm, eastern Sweden
Design: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Swedish Skyscraper Building

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