November 22, 2021
In Nya Hovås, Gothenburg, we’ve designed the groundbreaking office building Nodi – a five stories tall wooden building with sustainability at its core. Today, the building won the “business building” category at the prestigious Dezeen Awards.
November 17, 2021
In Bergen, Norway, White Arkitekter is designing the city's new waterfront park and new Lungegårds Park. Today, the project received gold in the category “Future projects – Leisure” at the highly respected WAN Awards. The global awards acknowledge and celebrate outstanding works of innovative, visionary, and imaginative architects worldwide.
November 15, 2021
During the 6th cycle of Holcim Awards, the lead architects for carbon negative Sara Cultural Centre received bronze in the Europe competition region. This makes Robert Schmitz and Oskar Norelius the first Swedish architects to receive the award, which is the most significant international competition for sustainable design.
November 11, 2021
In Kiruna, a city transformation is underway where the entire city centre is moved. The project is now a finalist for the Zumtobel Group Award 2021 in the category Urban Initiatives and Developments, an award that draws attention to projects that best address issues related to reuse, sustainable urban and rural development concepts, innovative processes and human living conditions.
Government must comprehend that market forces alone cannot decarbonise our economy with the necessary urgency, nor deliver the systemic change for it to happen. We need leadership from governance, to help shift our current exploitative consumerist culture; vision, to show how an alternative, regenerative and equitable economy would improve quality of life; and a roadmap that sets out how we will get there.
November 8, 2021
Värnamo Hospital and the O-house at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge are nominated for The Healthcare Building Award 2021 and compete in the category Major Healthcare Building Projects. The prize is awarded by The Swedish Health Care Facilities Network and rewards good examples in architecture, innovative healthcare environments and good processes.
November 4, 2021
The psychiatric clinic at Södra Älvsborg hospital was inaugurated in October last year. The goal was to design Sweden’s best psychiatry with the dignity of a public building, yet without the feeling of a closed institutional facility. The clinic is now, once again, being recognised internationally for its design.
November 1, 2021
Carbon negative Sara Cultural Centre is one of 17 sustainable projects worldwide that have been selected to be part of the Build Better Now virtual exhibition, organised by WorldGBC, UKGBC and over 100 partner organisations at COP26 in Glasgow.
October 19, 2021
This is the core issue that will be discussed during our roundtable “Climate Neutral Design Talks” on 27 October at ANCB (Aedes Network Campus Berlin). With the EU taxonomy and New European Bauhaus setting a strong precedent, there is no better time to push climate neutrality to the forefront of design.
October 14, 2021
Today, The Wood Hotel opens its doors to Swedish Lapland's newest international hotel destination, designed to cater to the region's growing tourism. Housed in Sara Cultural Centre, designed by us, the hotel offers 205 modern rooms in Scandinavian design, a large congress venue, spa, restaurants and a rooftop bar with spectacular panoramic views.