Foster + Partners Unveils Slussen Master Plan

28 January 2010 (Last Updated January 28th, 2010 18:30)

Foster + Partners has unveiled the master plan for Stockholm's urban quarter of Slussen. The Swedish capital has selected Foster + Partners to create a master plan for Slussen to replace its existing transportation infrastructure. The master plan will provide new public spaces

Foster + Partners has unveiled the master plan for Stockholm's urban quarter of Slussen.

The Swedish capital has selected Foster + Partners to create a master plan for Slussen to replace its existing transportation infrastructure.

The master plan will provide new public spaces, an accessible quayside, pedestrian and cycle routes and prominent new buildings to minimise the threat of flooding and create a modern transport interchange.

A pedestrianised public area around the new navigation lock and realigned quayside with new restaurants and bars called the Water Square will form the central feature of the new Slussen.

On the Södermalm side, the ground plane around the existing City Museum will be extended over the new below-ground transport interchange and shopping mezzanine to create a series of new public spaces.

The quarter will house a range of mixed-use buildings, while the new road and pedestrian bridges will become feature elements.

Once complete, the new Slussen's extensive public terraces will provide panoramic views over Stockholm.

Foster + Partners head of design Spencer de Grey said the development will ensure that Slussen will become a popular civic focus for generations to come.