March 8, 2021
The [d]arc awards are an international award, celebrating the best in lighting design. The awards shortlist was just released – and we’re very pleased to announce that two projects from White have made the final cut. Curiosum Science Center in the category ‘Structures – high budget’, and the 200 Year Pavilion in the ‘Structures – low budget’ category.
March 3, 2021
After five years of business development and with three ongoing projects, we are now taking a full step into the German market. With a physical presence through a studio in Stuttgart, we will ensure the quality and deliveries in recently won and ongoing projects as well as maximise the exchange of knowledge in both directions.
March 2, 2021
Over 500 people signed up for our digital roundtable on the subject of tackling stigma around mental health by rethinking the design and context of specialised facilities. If you were unable to join the event or would like to watch the discussion again, please find the recording below.
February 4, 2021
No one knows for sure what kind of care we’ll need in the future, which is why flexibility is a key factor in creating healthcare buildings that are sustainable in the long term. The O building at Karolinska University Hospital in Huddinge had yet to be fully commissioned before its flexibility was tested to the limits. During the dramatic spring of 2020, COVID-19 demanded an increase in intensive care beds. Accordingly, 23 operating theatres were converted into 64 ICU beds in just ten days.
January 27, 2021
Rafel Crespo Solana is the generalist who is passionate about architecture. In healthcare projects, he finds a creative challenge and a chance to enhance an environment that will affect many people.
Anyone who is to draw environments for future healthcare must also understand what it may look like and familiarize themselves with the forefront of medical research. This is one of the challenges Jens Axelsson, an architect with a focus on healthcare design, needs to deal with in his profession.
Focusing on healthcare was not obvious to Anna Arias, who is an architect at White. But the opportunity to help people and make an important contribution to society made her determined to working with healthcare environments.
January 23, 2021
At White, we firmly believe that children should be involved in the creation of the spaces that they’re going to spend time in. A year ago, the Convention on the Rights of the Child became law in Sweden, which stipulates new requirements for how we work with the participation of children in design. But how does this work in practice?
Mental health problems are on the rise in Sweden, and 17% of the population stated that they had poor mental well-being when the Public Health Agency of Sweden conducted its most recent survey in 2018. Mental health problems are also the most common cause of sick leave in Sweden today. It is no exaggeration to call mental health problems one of the major endemic illnesses of our time.
January 22, 2021
Securing their second major hospital project in the UK, White Arkitekter brings world-leading hospital design experience to the new Cambridge Children’s Hospital, as part of an expert multi-disciplinary team headed up by professional services company Turner & Townsend.