Project: Urban Park, Fittja Stockholm
Designers: White arkitekter, Thomas Bernstrand
In collaboration with Botkyrkabyggen and architect Arkitema, a former car park has been refurbished and transformed into a social and safe meeting place for residents in Fittja. The environment features Nola's Långbordet, in collaboration with White Architects, and the Korg furniture group, designed by Thomas Bernstrand. The site in Fittja demonstrates a successful collaboration of several contributors.
Konstkuben has been used for art projects by artistic director Saadia Hussain, who has involved the municipality in Fittja and their stories in the works. Photography: Jann Lipka.
Långbordet – a modular table for social gatherings – designed by White Architects.
Botkyrkabyggen's support for Konstkuben (art cube), the concrete cube and former automated vacuum waste collection system that stands in the middle of the site, is another part of the work intended to enhance well-being and security and to create a positive story about Fittja. Konstkuben has been used for art projects by artistic director Saadia Hussain, who has involved the municipality in Fittja and their stories in the works. The high-up location of the art around the cube makes the space visible from a distance and transforms it into a prominent and identity-creating site for the people of Fittja.
Långbordet is a modular table for social gatherings, which was originally designed for a development project to improve security in the city of Helsingborg. The table's unique length encourages socialising and playfulness, with areas of use that work for conversation and relaxation as well as for coffee, games, flea markets or play. The Korg furniture group is flexible, urban city furniture with a rotating function in durable materials. The placement of the furniture invites social encounters and interaction.
The constellation has an urban design with sustainable materials, which can withstand a harsh outdoor environment and changing climate. The colours in wood and steel are reflected in the works of art and surrounding architecture and contribute to a well-thought-out overall environment, which is characterised by good design in the public space.
Korg furniture group designed by Thomas Bernstrand. Photography: Jann Lipka.