Karavan is an award-winning Swedish landscape architecture studio based in Stockholm and Uppsala. Combining in-depth technical know-how with innovative architectural design, the company plans and creates sustainable, accessible and attractive public spaces.
At Karavan we work methodically to find the solution that add the most value to a site by looking at historical contexts, how a space relates to its surroundings, and the possibilities and limitations posed by each individual area – all with the aim of developing a design suited to the circumstances. Our approach creates the conditions for making wise choices during the project. Our architecture must be feasible, realistic and sustainable over time.
Karavan values environmental sustainability highly. With every project we strive to create environments that contribute to a sustainable society, both from an economic, social and ecological point of view. Within the office, continuous work takes place to deepen the knowledge and strengthen the office’s competence regarding these values. We also act as an advisor to our clients in the area.
Our in-depth knowledge of topography, material science, and new technologies allow us to identify challenges early on, and help our clients refine their plans and ideas. By working closely together throughout the process, we can offer support whenever the need arises, giving valuable advice and providing the information necessary to make sound decisions along the way.
Regardless of the nature, size or complexity of the project, we always strive for a result with a unique architectural vision – one that ties the site together, and that can be felt in all of its parts. We stand for a simple and clear design language where care for the details is an important part of the whole. Architecture is important to us, and it is of great importance to us that the designs we deliver have what it takes to improve the lives of its users as well as stand the test of time. We want to create contemporary landscape architecture of high quality with respect for the history and context of the place.
Our goal is to contribute to a society that is safe, welcoming, and accessible for people from all walks of life. As social sustainability is an important part of all our projects, and we work deliberately to create more inclusive environments where everyone – regardless of age, gender, social status, religion, ethnic background or disabilities – can feel welcome.
Over the years the company has won a number of national architecture competitions and had the pleasure to plan and design parks, streets, city squares, residential areas, cultural and natural areas, and large-scale development projects all around Sweden.