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Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape, Sweden

Architecture in Sweden for Oscar Properties design by Piet Oudolf / LOLA landscape architects

20 Oct 2017

Location: Hjorthagen, Stockholm, Sweden

Design: Piet Oudolf and LOLA landscape architects

Gasklockan Stockholm – Landscape Design

The terrain will feature a new cylindrical building by Herzog & de Meuron.

Oudolf and LOLA design Gasklockan landscape in Stockholm

Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape

Gasklockan Stockholm Landscape

Piet Oudolf and LOLA landscape architects are designing the landscape around Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, located to the northeast of Stockholm, together with Oscar Properties. Piet Oudolf is behind award-winning and innovative landscape projects such as The High Line in New York and The Lurie Garden in Chicago, LOLA designed the adidas campus in Germany. Together they designed Park Vijversburg in the Netherlands.

Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape

Gasometer landscape

The Gasklockan area hosts a number of beautiful old gasometers, left by the industry as a collection of built objects that is like a family of strangers; they arouse curiosity and wonder. While one of these gasometers is taken down to accommodate housing, the new cylindrical building design of Herzog & de Meuron fits in perfectly.

Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape

The landscape of Gasklockan will be primarily for its residents and visitors, but also as open and inviting as possible for residents of surrounding neighborhoods. It should be a popular destination on a Sunday afternoon.

Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape

The landscape design aims to give the gasometers a common natural ground as well as to add a member to the family: a beautiful meadow garden flanked by a stretched sun bench of 88 meters. Together with a plaza between the buildings and a serpentine walk connecting to the surrounding nature it forms the core of the design.

Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape

A new direction in urban planting

For the urban dweller contact with nature is increasingly important. The main effort of the project is to create a natural environment that is accessible and attractive in all seasons – the landscape design as an invitation to the wild. The landscape seeks to promote people’s consciousness of the value of nature. Sustainability by following natural processes while controlling the aesthetics of it. Enhancing nature by creating climate adjusted plant communities, carefully selected from all over the world.

Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape


To illustrate the design, Piet Oudolf and LOLA visit the KTH Architecture School on October 19th. During the lecture, they tell about their projects and Gasklockan, as well as the importance of sustainable and innovative landscape architecture in urban environments. The lecture ends with a discussion about our public space. The lecture is sold out.

Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape

LOLA landscape architects

LOLA landscape architects is an office for progressive landscape architecture. Exemplary projects for LOLA’s approach are Adidas World of Sports Campus, Singel Park Leiden and Redevelopment Bijlmerbajes Amsterdam.

The office has won several design prizes, including the Maaskant Prize for Young Architects and the TOPOS Landscape Award. The monograph Lost Landscapes was awarded the DAM Architectural Book Award 2014. Contact: Peter Veenstra

Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape

Piet Oudolf

Piet Oudolf is an influential Dutch garden designer, nurseryman and author. Working primarily with perennial plant varieties, Oudolf practices a naturalistic approach to gardening. It was first introduced into Oudolf’s public work in 2004 as part of the Lurie Garden in Chicago.

Some of Oudolf’s most influential works in the United States have included the perennial plantings at Battery Park, NY; The Highline perennial plantings, NY; and the Goldman Sachs headquarters, NY. Oudolf was recipient of the prestigious Prince Bernhard Culture Prize.

Gasklockan in Hjorthagen, Stockholm Landscape

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Location: Hjorthagen, Stockholm, Sweden, northeast Europe

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