This is a significant milestone in a journey that began in 2010 when we contributed to the winning development plan for Køge’s former industrial port and railway area, Køge Kyst.
The lush commons characterize the entire Søndre Havn district – Køge Kyst’s first, new neighborhood – and play a central role in the plan’s way of uniting resilience and livability.
With SLA’s landscape and nature design, the commons serve as the central gathering places for the residents, while also handling all rainwater runoff, strengthening the biodiversity, and creating a connection to the public promenade encircling the entire Søndre Havn.
The 1.4 km long promenade will work as a connecter and protector; it creates a close link to the bordering salt meadow, harbor, and beach. Simultaneously the elevated promenade serves as a tidal dike and will protect the high-risk area during future storm surges. Architecturally, the wide promenade is envisioned as the connector to the surrounding nature, sea, and harbor. Along its south-facing edges, there are stairs and recreational spaces where the local residents and visitors can enjoy the sun or access the footpaths of the large salt meadow.
Learn more about the project here.
SLA adopts new strategy and welcomes 10 new partners
We are pleased to share that SLA has appointed 10 new partners and 7 new associate partners.
Honors to SLA's car-free Gata Grønland at Landskapsarkitekturprisen 2023
We are proud to share that SLA, Fragment and The City of Oslo have received an honorable mention at The Norwegian Landscape Architecture Award 2023 for the successful work in reshaping Gata Grønland in Oslo into a lush and vibrant gathering place. The project is being honored for “(…) pointing towards what our cities can become.”
Downsview Framework Plan wins the Toronto Urban Design Award!
We’re happy to share that our resilient masterplan for North Toronto’s new Downsview district has won the prestigious Toronto Urban Design Award!