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Square architecture seen from a birds view, created by Sweco

Architecture

Architecture is deeply rooted in Sweco’s history. When our founders started their business in 1958, it was as a local architecture firm in Sweden.

Today, Sweco is the fourth largest architecture firm worldwide, according to the 2021 World Architecture 100 Ranking carried out by British magazine Building Design.

Our 1,300+ architects work every day to plan and design sustainable communities and cities for people to live, work and thrive in.

Together with our clients, we co-create solutions that address urbanisation, capture the power of digitalisation, and make our societies more sustainable. We work in small teams to ensure excellency in every step.

UN17 Village in Copenhagen - Denmark
2020 UN17 Village, Copenhagen, Denmark World’s first village built using UN 17 blueprint

From the last remaining building plot in Ørestad, located in southern Copenhagen, a new village will rise over the coming years. A project with a unique approach to sustainability, that will set new standards for sustainable construction. UN17 Village will be the first project ever to interpret all of UN’s 17 sustainable development goals into concrete actions in one building project.

Two young girls walking in between brick houses in the urban district Grønttorvet in Copenhagen
2020 Grønttorvet, Valby, Copenhagen, Denmark Creating Copenhagen’s greenest neighbourhood

In the heart of Valby in Copenhagen, a new urban district is rapidly taking shape. The 160,000 m2 site, which up until 2016 was home to Copenhagen’s fruit and vegetable market – Grønttorvet – is now being transformed into an attractive and diverse residential neighbourhood strongly rooted in the area’s unique history.

The building Resecentrum in Gothenburg - Sweden
2020 Gamlestaden Travel Centre, Gothenburg From iconic hot dog stand to modern gateway

Gamlestaden Travel Centre, a hub for train, tram and bus transport and an important meeting place for Gothenburg’s residents, was inaugurated in 2018. The building is a result of the area’s history and it all started with a hot dog stand.

Charité University Hospital in Berlin, Germany
2020 Charité University Hospital, Berlin, Germany Three hundred- year –old hospital gets facelift

The high-rise ward building located at the original site in the centre of Berlin has been completely refurbished and new facilities for surgery, intensive care and emergency medicine have been built simultaneously. One of the main challenges was to conduct this huge transformation while parts of the hospital were fully operational. The project has been a crucial component of the hospital’s master plan for “Campus Mitte”, where 300 years of medical progress will continue to develop in this historical area of the city.

2020 Minerva Gymnasium, Umeå Bringing the outside in

Through durable materials and different volumes, Minerva Gymnasium is a building that creates excitement and interacts with the surrounding nature. The facility is an upper secondary school, preparing up to 800 students for higher education and is in close proximity to the campus area of Umeå University.

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