CONNECTING LINKÖPING

Linköping, SV

Area

294.000 m2

Project start

2013

Project status

Delivered 2013

Collaboration

Transform Arkitekter og Planlægning , Trivector Traffik

CONNECTING LINKÖPING

This eastern connection is a fantastic opportunity for Linköping. New high-speed rail would create commercial and social energy in what exists today - to the benefit of new and old inhabitants. On the one hand the travel center and the new district get the whole city to better connect and offer completely new qualities for the citizens. Ostlänken starts the largest urban development process in Linköping since the railway opened 1870 - and one should see the possibilities in it perspective - even several hundred years ahead in time! We want to take advantage of this amazing opportunity to connect what is separated today - hence our project is called "CONNECTING LINKÖPING - a collection center for the whole city".

A UNIFYING CENTER FOR THE WHOLE CITY

Linköping should be a great place to live and work. It should be an attractive city for both companies and residents. The location of the new station enables development of Linköping city center east and above the river. The old city meets the future in form of an active and modern connection to Sweden's most attractive places - with speeds that make it possible to live in Linköping and commute to Stockholm and Helsingborg - and vice versa! The new city block grabs the station and the two come together into a dense, lively, varied and modern city. The large station room becomes a place with space for new city experiences.