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The City of Gothenburg has revealed that it has accepted a proposal by consultants from ÅF and architects from the Kanozi architectural firm for the development of Masthuggskajen in Gothenburg.

Published February 04, 2015

The City of Gothenburg has revealed that it has accepted a proposal by consultants from ÅF and architects from the Kanozi architectural firm for the development of Masthuggskajen in Gothenburg.

 

Last summer, the city of Gothenburg chose four teams to work in parallel on an architectural assignment. The city received 21 applications, including several from international architectural firms. ÅF was represented on several teams. One of these was the ÅF + Kanozi team, who went on to be selected for the parallel assignment alongside teams from Vandkunsten, Tovatt and Bau.

During the autumn, the teams prepared proposals to redesign an extensive area of central Gothenburg. The proposals had to include a national express road and a new aerial cableway station and take into account the city’s need for mixed urban areas, housing, well-designed common areas and a harbour area, causing extremely complex issues.

 

A sustainable and dynamic urban environment
The ÅF + Kanozi team worked with a clear focus on sustainability and developed a proposal for how the site could be transformed into a dynamic and diverse urban environment that contributes to a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable Gothenburg.

The city of Gothenburg has now chosen to work exclusively according to the proposal developed by the ÅF + Kanozi team.

 

It’s such a thrill to be selected for this assignment. This project has been stimulating but also involved a lot of hard work this autumn,” says Helena Paulsson, landscape architect and deputy section manager. “Our experience and knowledge will be used to shape Gothenburg's urban development, which is a real motivator for us!”

 

ÅF's team

From ÅF in Malmö: Helena Paulsson (project management and architectural planning), Josef Sjöberg (social values) and Zlatan Idnert (acoustics/sound). From ÅF in Gothenburg: Therese Wernstedt (sustainability), Stefan Falemo (risk management) and Anna Rimark (microclimate). From ÅF in Stockholm: Anna-Lena Lindström Olsson (traffic flow). The proposal was developed in close and constructive collaboration with three architects from Kanozi.

If you want to know more about this project, please contact Helena Paulsson.