Swedish practice White Arkitekter works across architecture, urban design, landscape and interior design with a mission to foster a more sustainable future.
The studio recently developed a stormwater pond to reduce water infiltration in Uppsala, Sweden. The project on a former military training area saw White Arkitekter also create a biodiverse environment around the pond.
Ongoing projects by the architecture firm include a collaboration with K2S Architects to revitalise the Makasiiniranta area on Helsinki’s South Harbour and the all-electric Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, Wales.
“Scandinavia’s largest architecture practice has the thoughtful output you would expect of a much smaller studio,” said the judges. “Over 70 years since it was founded, the shared-ownership studio has been a leading voice in the drive towards more sustainable buildings.”
“A leader in timber construction, the studio has pledged that every building it designs will be carbon-neutral by 2030.”