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Buro Happold to deliver Linkoping city centre extension programme in Sweden

05 Nov 2013 (Last Updated November 5th, 2013 18:30)

Buro Happold, in collaboration with Rundquist and Metro Arkitekter, has secured a contract to deliver an extension programme to Linkoping city centre in Sweden and a high speed rail interchange by 2030.

Linkoping city centre

Buro Happold, in collaboration with Rundquist and Metro Arkitekter, has secured a contract to deliver an extension programme to Linkoping city centre in Sweden and a high speed rail interchange by 2030.

The extension project will create a new sustainable urban centre, with mixed land use, new building volumes, and positioning and scaling of a railway area.

Planned developments also include public parks and piazzas, streets, footpaths, cycle paths and new recreation spaces around the Stångån River.

The development, which will form an integral part of the city centre, includes a new major transport interchange that connects together all regional communities.

The new design provides a rail station and bridge for the high speed Götaland line between Stockholm, Goteborg and the Skåne region, connecting all major towns and cities in between.

Buro Happold project principal Rod Manson said, "Our infrastructure, energy and sustainability designs breathe new life into the centre, improving national and regional transport links and ensuring more accessibility to the town, and we are delighted to help deliver a sustainable regeneration of the area."

The proposal includes the design for the new railway bridge main structure, which will use trusses fabricated from weathering steel.

Buro Happold said that weather steel has been chosen over carbon steel as it doesn’t need protection from anti-corrosive paint, minimising future maintenance costs.


Image: The extension project will create a new sustainable urban centre, with mixed land use, new building volumes. Photo: Courtesy of Buro Happold.