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OUR JOURNEY

Our Journey

Our story is long, but ongoing. Since our start in 2001 new team members, places clients and experiences have taken us in new, sometimes unexpected directions. Our first project was a messenger bag. Our largest project thus far has been a combined heat and power plant. Join us!

2001

Urban design is founded by Helena Glantz and Erik Jarlöv. Competitions and private housing projects are a focus during this period.

2005

We work with the restoration of München Brewery and become experts in 3-D project development. Our winning entry in the competition for a new power plant in Stockholm at Värtaverket is the genesis of our work within the energy and industrial building sector.

2006

München Brewery and Brio´s headquarters in Malmö are completed. We win some prizes and begin working with branding concepts and workplaces. We move to the historical Silk Factory on Södermalm and become neighbors with the architectural firm Marge and later with the landscape architects, LAND.

2012

Our team grows with new projects within the energy sector. We design the public swimming hall in Sundbyberg, outside of Stockholm.

2014

We win first place in the international competition for a new municipal headquarters for the city of Stockholm, together with the Spanish firm SelgasCano. We expand and move into a newly renovated space on Malmgårdsvägen, Södermalm.

2018

A year of transformation that includes completion of the combined heat and power plant, KVV8 in Stockholm. We appoint a board of directors and Michael Dudley becomes a partner. Several large-scale property development projects allow us to grow and we open an office in Malmö.

Awards

2019

 

Värtaverket KVV8 nominated for Helgopriset

2018

 

Pedagogic prize from the Association of Swedish Museums for Pedagogic Development for the exhibition Spelar Roll

 

First price in the invited competition for Täby´s Swimming hall and Youth Center

 

Nominated for the Year´s Best Building in Stockholm for Värtaverket KVV8

 

Wienerberger Brick Award
Värtaverket KVV8

2017

 

Gold Medal, American Architecture Prize in two categories for Värtaverket KVV8

 

Nominated in two categories at the Mipim Award for Värtaverket KVV8

 

Ceramic Tile prize for Värtaverket KVV8

2016

 

Gold Medal from the American Architecture Prize for the Technical Shed in Hjorthagen

2015

 

Nominated for the Year´s Best Building in Stockholm for the Technical Shed at Storängstorget

 

Nominated for the Steel Prize for the Technical Shed at Storängstorget

 

Honorable mention for the Ceramic Prize for the Public Swimming Hall in Sundbyberg

2014

 

First place in the international competition for the new Municipal Headquarters, City of Stockholm, together with the Spanish firm Selgas Cano

2012

 

Bronze Lion in Cannes for the shop concept Vårdapoteket

 

Honorable mention for the ROT-priset for Palmfelt Center

 

Second place in the open competition for a new
Market Hall in Kvillebäcken, Gothenburg

 

Nominated for the ROT-priset for Björn Borg’s Headquarters

2011

 

Honorable Mention, The Year´s Shopping Center, Retail Awards for Kv. Igor

 

Nominated, The Year´s Shopping Center, Retail Awards for Bromma Blocks, in collaboration with BAS ID

2009

 

Nominated for a Golden Egg Award from the The Swedish Association of Communication Agencies for the Brio Store on Norrlandsgatan in Stockholm

 

Nominated for a Golden Egg Award from the The Swedish Association of Communication Agencies for the P.U.B. shopping center, in collaboration with BAS ID

 

First Prize in the open competition for the Main Public Square in Malmö

2008

 

Third Prize in the open competition for the urban development of Mörby Centrum, outside of Stockholm, in collaboration with Aaro Designsystem

2007

 

First Prize in the invited competition for a Bio-fueled combined heat and power plant in Värtahamnen, in collaboration with Gottlieb Paludan

 

Nominated for a Golden Egg Award from The Swedish Association of Communication Agencies for Brio´s headquarters, in collaboration with BAS ID

2006

 

Honorable mention for the ROT-priset for München Brewery

 

The Golden Chair Prize from the Swedish Architects Association for the best interior, Brio Huvudkontor i Malmö

2001

 

Third Prize in the Swedish Road Administration open competition

2000

 

Special citation in the open architectural competition for Leca – ”Manhattan”a prototypical housing typology for lightweight concrete housing