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K + S Selected to Design New “Skärvet” Neighborhood in Växjö

K + S Selected to Design New “Skärvet” Neighborhood in Växjö
K + S Selected to Design New “Skärvet” Neighborhood in Växjö, Park . Image © K + S
Park . Image © K + S

Stockholm-based Kjellander + Sjöberg Architects (K + S) has won first prize in a competition to design the “Skärvet” urban neighborhood in Växjö, Sweden. A starting point for Bäckaslöv, a long term vision for a sustainable community by developer Skanska, the new neighborhood will take shape along the railway line connecting Växjö to Norra Bergundasjon.

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© K + S

Timber facades, varying in color and texture, will be anchored by ground floor commercial space and provide up to 190 residential units, elderly housing and a school, all of which will be centered around an existing, forested park. “The block is given a unique urban character, combined with a small-scale, diverse architectural timber expression,” described K+S.

Park. Image © K + S
Park. Image © K + S
Sections. Image © K + S
Sections. Image © K + S

“Innovative, yet proven solutions, enable the spaces to be inhabited to their full potential across the hours of the day,” added K+S. “The roof of the school and elderly housing becomes a vivid space - as much a schoolyard as a lush roof garden. During the daytime, the park space will mainly be inhabited by the school. During the evenings and weekends, it is a space for play and community, characterized by greenery, nature and diversity.”

Program Diagram. Image © K + S
Program Diagram. Image © K + S
  • Competition

    Skärvet Neighborhood Block in Växjö
  • Award

    First Prize
  • Architects

  • Location

    Växjö, Sweden
  • Category

  • Director

    Lena Viterstedt
  • Design Team

    Ola Kjellander, Saki Azodi, Gabriel Johannesson, Jakub Jílek, Sylvia Neiglick, Stefan Sjöberg
  • Developer

  • Area

    20000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "K + S Selected to Design New “Skärvet” Neighborhood in Växjö" 19 Oct 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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