New Nordic Scopes
Through projects from the Nordic countries, the exhibition, MANMADE ENVIRONMENT demonstrates that landscape architecture is about so much more than aesthetics.
Links to high resolution images are found under each thumbnail.
The artificial terrain of The Clover designed by Vibeke Rønnow Landscape architects (DK) is created through the innovative use of the 1 million m3 surplus soil which was left over after the establishment of the new route 15 between Låsby and Aarhus.
The lawns in Vasaparken were adapted at an early stage to accommodate physical activity. The 19th century park has undergone a profound renewal to meet today’s needs and requirements as one of the most frequented recreational areas in the inner city of Stockholm. Catering for multi-functionality, broad public access and modern sport facilities has been essential in the gradual renewal process. Design by andscape architects Grontmij. Photo: Mauro Rongione
To ensure the safety of the 1,400 residents of Siglufjördur, Iceland, the architects Landslag have created an avalanche barrier system of reinforced soil. Rather than trying to camouflage the barriers, efforts have been made to shape and connect them to form a well integrated and protective ring, offering new paths to recreational areas and great views of the surroundings.
The Nansen Park
The Nansen Park is situated on the former airport Fornebu in Oslo. It has been designed to serve as an attractive and active recreational area and meeting place for all those who will live and work in the new city Fornebu. Crucial is the the large Central Lake of 6000 sq.meters with islands in stone, a festival plaza and café. The design is based on ecological principals with infiltration of surplus water. Landscape architects Bjørbek & Lindheim won the architectural competition launched in 2004.
Photo: Bjørbek & Lindheim Landskapsarkitekter
Route 73 between Älgviken and Fors in Södertörn, Sweden, was previously known as “The Road of Death”. The new road addresses the problem through innovative and experimental approaches. Underpasses and bridges for humans and animals have been constructed, as well as waterways for fish and frogs. New wetlands have been established along the highway to improve conditions for birds and other creatures. Archtiects. Elisabeh Rosenqvist-Saidac, Ramböll och Thomas Saxgård, Landskapslaget and Erk Andersson Architects
Photo: Rasmus Norlander
The SEB Park
The SEB park by SLA architects in Copenhaguen is an unusual and pioneering urban space that brings life and public accessibility to a privatized and vacant area. With its innovative integration of building and terrain, the open space in front of the commercial bank has became a green and inviting activity park for both the bank’s employees and the city’s residents.
Stapelbäddsparken in Malmö is a meeting place that generates creativity and user developed utilization by allowing the users to continually shape its design. Its activity areas invite social interaction, with skateboarding rinks, a boulder park and indoor and outdoor areas for cultural activities. Architects: Skatepark: Placed To Ride, Stefan Hauser. Boulderpark:Entre-Prises Sweden, Kelly Palmqvist Commissioner: Malmö city Streets and Park Department, landscape architect Ewa Sundström.
Photo: Peter Kroon