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Swedish Team Win Urban Design Competition in Trenčín

01:00 - 11 June, 2014
Swedish Team Win Urban Design Competition in Trenčín, First Place. Image Courtesy of City of Trenčín
First Place. Image Courtesy of City of Trenčín

Swedish based Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden have recently won an international competition to find the "best comprehensive urbanistic proposals for connecting the city centre of Trenčín with both waterfronts of the River Váh." The winning scheme - Tracing Trenčín - "is not a proposal which is noticeably stunning" but is, according to Thomas Matta, deputy chair of the jury, "considerate to the existing structure of the historic core of the city."

'Resilient Mikkeli' Third Prize Winning Proposal / Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden

01:00 - 1 May, 2013
'Resilient Mikkeli' Third Prize Winning Proposal / Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden, Courtesy of Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden
Courtesy of Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden

Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden were just awarded this past week with the third prize in the open international architectural competition in Mikkeli, Finland. From 107 proposals submitted last October, Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden were one of five teams selected to continue work in the second stage. Mikkeli is a medium-sized municipality with 80,000 inhabitants, most of whom live in the urban area Mikkeli. Their challenge was to find a model for how Mikkeli can densify around and best utilize the lakefront in an ecologically sensitive & holistically sustainable way. More images and architects' description after the break.

Future Floda Winning Proposal / Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden

01:00 - 27 February, 2013
Future Floda Winning Proposal / Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden, Courtesy of Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden
Courtesy of Mandaworks + Hosper Sweden

With the goal to inspire new visions for the future development of the central part of Floda, Mandaworks and Hosper Sweden’s proposal was recently selected as the the winner of the architectural competition for the future planning of Floda’s city center. Their ‘Down by the River’ concept focuses on and develops Floda’s strongest qualities: water, nature and Garveriet. The public spaces along Säveån refine and develop Floda’s existing character and identity as a community around the water. The proposal’s hook is the Blue Square - an innovative reinterpretation of the square as a public space where the rushing river creates a natural spectacle all year round. More images and architects’ description after the break.