Svea Serenad

Urbio has designed the landscape of the centric residential area Svea in Stockholm, with courtyards, a public square and a playground as part of the area.

A parade of playsculptures march through an area of preserved nature right next to the Svea Serenade city block. The area is a newly built, archiform residential area, which lies on the site of the former Svea Artillery Regiment barracks. The playground is inspired by the site’s military history and shapes of the playsculptures are meant to resemble the Royal Guards, who march by the area regularly. They are modular wooden elements with metal parts resembling instruments, and they can be used for both imaginative and physical play. The greenery around the playground is natural and free-growing with species like sea buckthorn, sloe and bird cherry.

The public square is more geometric in its design as it has adapted to the archiform apartment buildings. The space is framed by trimmed privet hedges and low granite walls which follow the shape of the surroundings. The public is also invited to take a seat on sunny benches and enjoy the exotic plants.


Other designers involved in the design of landscape: Brunnberg & Forshed

Project location: Valhallavägen, Östermalm, Stockholm, Sweden

Design year: 2015-2018

Year Built: 2017-2020

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