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 2023 World Architecture 100 Ranking carried out by British magazine Building Design.
Our 1,500+ 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.
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.
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 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.
The level of ambition was high when the Royal College of Music was built. In addition to being beautiful and functional, it also had to work for everyone. There are requirements for accessibility and usability for people with reduced mobility and orientation, and for a university it is of central importance that everyone can participate in teaching.