Enköping
,
Sweden

Kammakartorget

Enköping municipality wanted to update the design of the square Kammakartoget in the Swedish town Enköping and transform it into a more inviting and liveable space for the public. Green planting beds and a unique and aesthetic benching system helped to carry out the vision. The result is a square that now allows for pleasant city life.
Enköping
,
Sweden
-
2020
Architects
Mälark Landskap
Landscape Architects
Mälark Landskap
Developer
Enköping municipality
Products in use
Contrast Freestyle™

Smart rainwater management solves more problems in the cities

In the coming years, many larger cities have to come up with solutions for the challenges of increasing amounts of rainwater and more extreme weather. By implementing solutions that help protect densely populated and developed areas against flooding, the development of the square serves as an example to be followed when the rest of the city is to be climate-proofed. By actively making use of a city’s green areas in the fight against pollution and securing the city against cloudbursts, smart ways of handling rainwater solve a great deal of the problems, cities today are facing.

Recreational meeting place on public square

In the Swedish town Enköping north-west of Stockholm we find Kammakartorget – a public square situated in the centre of the town, close to cafés and the local museum. 

The intention was to give more life to the square and to design a pleasant and more inviting environment, allowing for people to meet, socialize and enjoy a trip downtown. 

Recreational meeting place on public square

In the Swedish town Enköping north-west of Stockholm we find Kammakartorget – a public square situated in the centre of the town, close to cafés and the local museum. 

The intention was to give more life to the square and to design a pleasant and more inviting environment, allowing for people to meet, socialize and enjoy a trip downtown. 

Unique design solution for benches

For the project, we delivered our Contrast Freestyle™ edging system around green planting beds and upgraded them with our wooden benches. The wood in combination with corten steel adds an effect full contrast and harmonizes well with the vegetation in the planting beds.

For the benching system, we made a unique design solution, where the corten steel edges lean outwards, instead of being straight. This gives the steel edges a unique design and also makes more room beneath the added benching so that with time the rusty corten steel material does not come in contact with one’s clothes. 

Unique design solution for benches

For the project, we delivered our Contrast Freestyle™ edging system around green planting beds and upgraded them with our wooden benches. The wood in combination with corten steel adds an effect full contrast and harmonizes well with the vegetation in the planting beds.

For the benching system, we made a unique design solution, where the corten steel edges lean outwards, instead of being straight. This gives the steel edges a unique design and also makes more room beneath the added benching so that with time the rusty corten steel material does not come in contact with one’s clothes. 

The solution gives the benches the exact aesthetic expression and lives up to the functional intentions requested by the landscape architects. 

Together with art installations, outside furniture, and trees, the benches contribute to a recreative and inviting environment. The square is also a pleasant urban space during the evenings with the added lighting.

The newly updated square now enables the residents and visitors in Enköping to meet up and enjoy its many pleasant features.

The solution gives the benches the exact aesthetic expression and lives up to the functional intentions requested by the landscape architects. 

Together with art installations, outside furniture, and trees, the benches contribute to a recreative and inviting environment. The square is also a pleasant urban space during the evenings with the added lighting.

The newly updated square now enables the residents and visitors in Enköping to meet up and enjoy its many pleasant features.

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Green urban areas solve the challenges of more densely populated areas, and they improve quality of life for the people of the area.
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