Finalists for the Stockholm Central Station redevelopment

The team KCAP + Neutelings Riedijk Architects + Arcadis + Ahrbom & Partner + Landskapslaget + Iterio has been selected as one of four finalists in the international tender to redesign the Central Station Area of Stockholm. It is one of the most significant developments in the last decades in the Swedish capital.

Parallel architectural commission

Last autumn Jernhusen the Swedish State-owned station area estate company initiated the prequalification in collaboration with the City of Stockholm and Trafikverket for the redesign of the Central Station Area Stockholm. The precinct needs to be adapted to accommodate the growing and diversified travel demands and to facilitate the sustainable growth of the Stockholm region.

Our international team has been selected as one of four teams out of fifty to submit our proposal for the area's structure, functions, and overall design in a parallel architectural commission. During our preparation, we experienced a dynamic dialogue of finding our joined Stockholmian ambition. We enhance each other's knowledge to gain local and international strength, needed in a process like this.

Design team’s challenge

“Finding the transformation of this station area into a vestibule and living room for the city is a challenge we are enthusiastic to take up with such an experienced team,” explains Jeroen Dirckx, urban designer and partner of KCAP Architects&Planners, responsible for masterplanning and urban design in the project.

Michiel Riedijk from Neutelings Riedijk Architects comments: '"We are very motivated to turn the future station area into an attractive and sustainable neighbourhood, connected with the historic center, to make the inhabitants of Stockholm even prouder of their city".

Arcadis a global operating Design and Consultancy organisation providing consultancy services in design, infrastructure, water, environment and buildings underlines “the importance of making a station design with the intrinsic qualities of Stockholm incorporated with a comfortable transition process and resilient future-proof solutions.” 

Ahrbom & Partner, the local Swedish advisor, architect and heritage consultant, through Architect Lars Johan Tengnér, declares: ”We’re excited to work with the greatest change for the Stockholm central station since Sammanbindningsbanan and the station building from 1871, working with history and present to create the future.”  

“With a deep and passionate relationship to Stockholm we look forward to evolving the area, reclaiming the qualities to the site and make it accessible and eventful for visitors and residents,“ says Emily Wade, Landscape Architect at Landskapslaget.

”We look forward working on overcoming barriers and creating improved movement patterns and city life, and are excited to be involved in ideas for one of Stockholm’s most important places,” states Gunilla Brogren, Regional manager of Stockholm of mobility consultants Iterio AB.

The process of the parallel assignments will start in mid-February and last until end of summer.