Good design should permeate through all city spaces. Brovaktarparken takes a forgotten area under a busy Stockholm flyover and transforms it into a sculptural, safe and walkable landscape, enabled by parametric design.

An unexpected encounter

Situated partly underneath a motorway by the Kungsholmsporten buildings on Essingeleden Bridge, Brovaktarparken evokes a feeling of discovery in passersby; an architectural gem in an unexpected location.

Parametric design principles were applied to address the sloping site and level differences. A system of triangular embankments and terraces were created and between these, walking and cycling trails enable a safe thoroughfare for pedestrians and cyclists. The variations between the embankments and terraces change the experience of the landscape for visitors, depending on their position.


Client: City of Stockholm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Completed 2013
Awards: 2014 Sienapriset
Visuals: Thomas Zaar

An unlikely patch of architectural quality beneath an unassuming city flyover.
The city has received a surprising addition that succeeds in preserving and strengthening the unexpected moment – the feeling of having discovered something different.
Siena Prize jury panel

Concrete pedestrian and cycle paths were cast in-situ.

The terrace levels are planted with tall pine, wild cherry trees, groundcover shrubs and perennials to heighten the visitor experience.

Contact & Team

Sofia Waernulf

Sofia Waernulf

Landscape architect

+46 730 41 25 55

Jonas Runberger


Angelica Bierfeldt Liptak

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