First look at Foster + Partners' Stockholm development
Foster + Partners has revealed its competition-winning vision for the redevelopment of Slussen’s waterfront in Stockholm
The practice beat bids from Jean Nouvel and Mia Hägg, Carl Nyrén, Gert Wingårdhs and BIG’s Bjarke Ingels to land the contest last year and has now unveiled its latest design as the it begins its first round of public consultation.
Foster is working with Berg Arkitektkontor, part of CF Møller Architects, to create the design for Slussen’s waterfront, which will ‘become the district’s new centre of activity’.
The regeneration project is part of Stockholm’s Vision 2030 initiative, which comprises the regeneration of several areas of Stockholm, along with the inclusion of several social and economic advancements. It was decided in 2007 that the Slussen locks area should be renovated and reconstructed creating new links with Stadsgården and Skeppsbron and pushing activity to the area.
Spencer de Grey, head of design at Foster + Partners said: ‘We are proud to be a part of this ambitious project to redefine this beating heart of Stockholm. The combination of a bold civic statement together with the repair of infrastructure that is critical to the future sustainability of the city promises a richer totality. With vastly improved access to the waterfront and generous amounts of new public space, the development will ensure that Slussen will become a popular civic focus for generations to come.