October 22, 2020
The time has come for a different approach. We yearn to go back to normal. We yearn to stand cheek by jowl in public spaces, in restaurants, and at cultural and sporting events. Nevertheless, the coronavirus pandemic has given rise to changes that are likely to mean that our lives will never return to how they were before the crisis.
For many of us, the pandemic has shifted the focus of our lives to our homes. Social distancing has accelerated the growing trend towards remote working and e-commerce. We are now in or close to our homes for most of the day, every day. Increasing numbers of people are now visible and active in the neighbourhood, which can promote health, community, and local business.
Remote working and flexible workplaces were all up for discussion long before the pandemic struck. For many years, new technology and digitalisation have been blurring the boundaries of the traditional office. Now that people have more freedom to work from wherever they are and health is growing in importance, the workplace must be adjusted to continue to have value.
October 21, 2020
In northern Sweden, Skellefteå one of the world’s tallest timber buildings is coming alive. The 20 stories tall Sara Cultural Centre will be the city’s new landmark, and the spectacular timber building will now be showcased during Archtober in New York.
October 13, 2020
Our proposal Driv received an honorable mention in the competition for designing a new National Floating Museum and Competence Center for Wetlands in Fetsund, Norway. It was an open international competition with 136 submitted proposals.
September 29, 2020
St. Erik's Eye Hospital have received its first patients. The new, modern eye care facilities are part of the emerging hub for life science in Hagastaden.
September 24, 2020
Whites transformation of the Op/ICU clinic at Värnamo Hospital was given the accolade “Highly Commended” at the prestigious European Healthcare Design Awards 2020 in the category “Design for Adaptation and Transformation“.
September 23, 2020
Region Värmland has confirmed its largest investment to date, involving a major renovation and extension of Karlstad’s Central Hospital, with a budget of SEK 7 billion. This new investment in the hospital is one of Sweden’s largest healthcare facility projects, which will deliver a hospital specialising in high-tech care, efficient emergency care and healing care environments, where everyone’s needs are taken into account – from patients to visitors and staff.
September 3, 2020
When designing Origo, an office building in Hyllie, Malmö, we wanted to create a modern and sustainable workspace that ensured the wellbeing of the tenants while promoting effectivity. Origo has now been prized for its sustainability, winning Malmö city’s award “Gröna Lansen” for best sustainable building in the city.
September 2, 2020
Our sustainable interior design in Selma Lagerlöf's Center is among the nominees for one of the most prestigious awards in interior design; The SBID International Design Awards. A nomination that highlights the benefits of reuse.