White Arkitekter shortlisted for three awards at WAF 2017

In this year’s iteration of the World Architecture Festival Awards, White Arkitekter can win up to three awards for its shortlisted projects in the “future” categories for Masterplanning, Culture, and Health.

The lead architects will present the projects to an audience of judges and delegates during the conference. Winning projects will be announced at the WAF 2017 gala dinner on Friday November 17.

Södra Skanstull – Future Masterplanning
The project Södra Skanstull in Stockholm builds on the area’s identity by mapping, upgrading and enhancing existing facilities. It reappraises the spaces in between the dominating infrastructure, reinvigorating underused spaces and creating boulevards for pedestrians and cyclists. The design proposal introduces soft landscaping and strategically positions new structures to minimise noise and pollutants.


Presented on Thursday 16 November 15:00-15:20, pod 5.

Skellefteå Cultural Centre – Future Culture
In northern Sweden, international competition winner Skellefteå Cultural Centre and hotel is a beautiful venue open for everyone. The design, a contemporary expression and timeless quality, pays homage to the local timber heritage and will be the tallest building using wood frame construction techniques in the Nordic countries. Skellefteå Cultural Centre will complete in 2020.


Presented on Thursday 16 November 10:20-10:40, pod 11.

Queen Silvia’s new paediatric hospital – Future Health
Family and loved ones are the focus in planning and designing for Queen Silvia’s new paediatric hospital in Gothenburg, Sweden. A safe environment incorporating the latest in technology and work processes while also providing spaces which can briefly transport the you patients and their loved ones away from the intensive activity in the ward environment and into a brief period of tranquility.


Presented on Wednesday 15 November 14:00-14:20, pod 12.

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