http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Main-plan-843x843.jpg

Tampere Finland

SEELAKE 2.0

First prize in a 2 stage invited international competition. Masterplan proposal for the Eteläpuisto Park area.

Client:                 Tampere City
Housing Units:   2400
Location:            Tampere, Finland

Team: Johannes Tovatt, Ursula Pfaffermayr, Rafel Crespo
Other Consultants: Landscape Architects Atelier Dreiseitl, Traffic Consultants Ramböll, 3D Visualisations  GYF

The Municipality of Tampere has chosen the project created by Tovatt Architects and Planners in collaboration with Atelier Dreiseitl and Ramböll as the 2nd stage competition winning proposal for Etaläpuisto Park urban design.
The proposal strengthens the relationship between the city and the lake bringing the urban edge down to the water with well-defined and public open spaces along the lakeside. A balanced mix of uses within a variety of quality urban space provides a strong basis for high quality city life for the all Tampere citizens.

The design sets the basis for a more detailed design process Tovatt Architects will develop in close relation with Tampere’s municipality, starting Autumn   2014.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Main-plan-843x843.jpg

Tampere Finland

SEELAKE 2.0

First prize in a 2 stage invited international competition. Masterplan proposal for the Eteläpuisto Park area.

Client:                 Tampere City
Housing Units:   2400
Location:            Tampere, Finland

Team: Johannes Tovatt, Ursula Pfaffermayr, Rafel Crespo
Other Consultants: Landscape Architects Atelier Dreiseitl, Traffic Consultants Ramböll, 3D Visualisations  GYF

The Municipality of Tampere has chosen the project created by Tovatt Architects and Planners in collaboration with Atelier Dreiseitl and Ramböll as the 2nd stage competition winning proposal for Etaläpuisto Park urban design.
The proposal strengthens the relationship between the city and the lake bringing the urban edge down to the water with well-defined and public open spaces along the lakeside. A balanced mix of uses within a variety of quality urban space provides a strong basis for high quality city life for the all Tampere citizens.

The design sets the basis for a more detailed design process Tovatt Architects will develop in close relation with Tampere’s municipality, starting Autumn   2014.

OFFICE CONTACT

Tovatt Architects & Planners is based in Stockholm/Sweden but we work globally. We find our commissions, challenges and clients among people who search for new expressions and solutions for a better world. During the 1980s and 90s we established ourselves on the European market and we have a passionate engagement in projects spanning from Dublin in the west to Moscow in the east. Cultural differences, the nuances in languages and harsh financial limitations have created a deeper understanding for diversity in the creation of new urban environments.  Experiences from abroad influence our Scandinavian projects and our cultural heritage often bring vital knowledge to our foreign partners.  We know that there are different realities in different countries, differences in regulations and urban density. However, we do know that there are basic human and social mechanisms and dreams which tie us all together and this insight forms the basis in our design for the future.

During the last decade, Tovatt Architects & Planners has won a large number of international competitions in urban design and our ongoing projects comprise schools, residential, commercial and cultural buildings. We build firm and strong relationships with our clients in all our projects and we never settle with less than a personal contribution, aiming at making the world into a better place…

 

 

CONTACT
Tel:  +46 (0)8 759 00 50
E-mail: info@tovatt.com
Medevigatan 5, 1st floor
113 61 Stockholm, Sweden
FIND US

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
We are not looking for any additional staff at the moment, but we are always interested in getting in contact with experienced and talented architects and urban planners. Send your application to: info@tovatt.com

OFFICE CONTACT

Tovatt Architects & Planners is based in Stockholm/Sweden but we work globally. We find our commissions, challenges and clients among people who search for new expressions and solutions for a better world. During the 1980s and 90s we established ourselves on the European market and we have a passionate engagement in projects spanning from Dublin in the west to Moscow in the east. Cultural differences, the nuances in languages and harsh financial limitations have created a deeper understanding for diversity in the creation of new urban environments.  Experiences from abroad influence our Scandinavian projects and our cultural heritage often bring vital knowledge to our foreign partners.  We know that there are different realities in different countries, differences in regulations and urban density. However, we do know that there are basic human and social mechanisms and dreams which tie us all together and this insight forms the basis in our design for the future.

During the last decade, Tovatt Architects & Planners has won a large number of international competitions in urban design and our ongoing projects comprise schools, residential, commercial and cultural buildings. We build firm and strong relationships with our clients in all our projects and we never settle with less than a personal contribution, aiming at making the world into a better place…

 

 

CONTACT
Tel:  +46 (0)8 759 00 50
E-mail: info@tovatt.com
Medevigatan 5, 1st floor
113 61 Stockholm, Sweden
FIND US

JOB OPPORTUNITIES
We are not looking for any additional staff at the moment, but we are always interested in getting in contact with experienced and talented architects and urban planners. Send your application to: info@tovatt.com

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Gatchina_843x843.jpg

GATCHINA RUSSIA

HOUSING BLOCKS IN GATCHINA

Masterplan for the extension of an existing housing area
Conceptual Design for stage 1

Client:                     Ltd Gatchina
Site:                         19,2 Hectares
Housing Units:   2600  (850 in stage1)
Commercial:       10000 sqm
Location:               Gatchina, Russia

Team: Johannes Tovatt, Aron Swartz, Luna Madeleine Pokidko, Reza Asadi, Per Berthels
Other Consultants: 3D Visualisations,  Tenjin

Tovatt Architect and Planners developed a masterplan for a site in the outskirts of Gatchina together with Ldt Gatchina, a local company specialized on building prefabricated building systems with a factory close by. That site was partly build with large scale suburban housing block and our new buildings add a human scale and a more urban feeling to the area.
In the conceptual design for the first phase we developed a scheme that combined the rational principals of the building structure with a colorful, almost random appearance. The landscape design focused on creating pedestrian friendly and inviting spaces that at the same time works with the Russian regulation regarding access for fire vehicles etc.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Gatchina_843x843.jpg

GATCHINA RUSSIA

HOUSING BLOCKS IN GATCHINA

Masterplan for the extension of an existing housing area
Conceptual Design for stage 1

Client:                     Ltd Gatchina
Site:                         19,2 Hectares
Housing Units:   2600  (850 in stage1)
Commercial:       10000 sqm
Location:               Gatchina, Russia

Team: Johannes Tovatt, Aron Swartz, Luna Madeleine Pokidko, Reza Asadi, Per Berthels
Other Consultants: 3D Visualisations,  Tenjin

Tovatt Architect and Planners developed a masterplan for a site in the outskirts of Gatchina together with Ldt Gatchina, a local company specialized on building prefabricated building systems with a factory close by. That site was partly build with large scale suburban housing block and our new buildings add a human scale and a more urban feeling to the area.
In the conceptual design for the first phase we developed a scheme that combined the rational principals of the building structure with a colorful, almost random appearance. The landscape design focused on creating pedestrian friendly and inviting spaces that at the same time works with the Russian regulation regarding access for fire vehicles etc.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/kiruna_843x843.jpg

KIRUNA SWEDEN

The city of Kiruna rests on one of the largest iron ore-bodies in the world. The pure existence of this city – located north of the polar circle – is closely tied to the mining activity. As the mining expands below the city itself and as this threatens both inhabitants and buildings, the city needs to move. In the spring of 2012, an international architect’s competition was announced and Tovatt architects and Planners (TAP) was selected as one of 10 participants. TAP was design team leader during the competition stage in a recognized consultant team with representatives from all over the European Union. Our proposal illustrated the extraordinary challenges’ associated with moving a city of 23 000 inhabitants. Our urban design, its density and proposed implementation were taken to a high level of detailing, comprising strategies for moving large scale buildings as well as well defined social and environmental strategies. The urban design proposed for Kiruna has its roots and finds precedents in the historic city structure of northern Europe; streets and urban spaces are well defined with clear hierarchy of connection to open landscape and remaining fragments of preserved parts of the city. Although we were not lucky enough to win the competition, our proposal won the hearts of the inhabitants of Kiruna and it received high grades for its urban design strategies and visual expression.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/annedal_843x843_11.jpg

Annedal SWEDEN

A residential area including parks, cafes, schools etc is positioned to the northeast area of Stockholm. The masterplan is based on the winning proposal that Tovatt Architects and Planners submitted in 2003. We are presently designing three residential blocks for Svenska bostäder.

The U shaped building and ‘park’ blocks are placed between the areas central park and the small dock area at the northern extremity of the development. The buildings have a range of heights from 4 to 8 floor levels with a playful roofscape.

Two buildings within the block will be built as ‘passive house’, eg requiring no heating energy other than passive solar heating, and heat generated from lighting and household electrical equipment. This places a high demand on the buildings insulation efficiency.

Photographer: Antonius van Arkel

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/kiruna_843x843.jpg

KIRUNA SWEDEN

The city of Kiruna rests on one of the largest iron ore-bodies in the world. The pure existence of this city – located north of the polar circle – is closely tied to the mining activity. As the mining expands below the city itself and as this threatens both inhabitants and buildings, the city needs to move. In the spring of 2012, an international architect’s competition was announced and Tovatt architects and Planners (TAP) was selected as one of 10 participants. TAP was design team leader during the competition stage in a recognized consultant team with representatives from all over the European Union. Our proposal illustrated the extraordinary challenges’ associated with moving a city of 23 000 inhabitants. Our urban design, its density and proposed implementation were taken to a high level of detailing, comprising strategies for moving large scale buildings as well as well defined social and environmental strategies. The urban design proposed for Kiruna has its roots and finds precedents in the historic city structure of northern Europe; streets and urban spaces are well defined with clear hierarchy of connection to open landscape and remaining fragments of preserved parts of the city. Although we were not lucky enough to win the competition, our proposal won the hearts of the inhabitants of Kiruna and it received high grades for its urban design strategies and visual expression.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/annedal_843x843_11.jpg

Annedal SWEDEN

A residential area including parks, cafes, schools etc is positioned to the northeast area of Stockholm. The masterplan is based on the winning proposal that Tovatt Architects and Planners submitted in 2003. We are presently designing three residential blocks for Svenska bostäder.

The U shaped building and ‘park’ blocks are placed between the areas central park and the small dock area at the northern extremity of the development. The buildings have a range of heights from 4 to 8 floor levels with a playful roofscape.

Two buildings within the block will be built as ‘passive house’, eg requiring no heating energy other than passive solar heating, and heat generated from lighting and household electrical equipment. This places a high demand on the buildings insulation efficiency.

Photographer: Antonius van Arkel

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/linkoping_1_1123x8431.jpg
http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/linkoping_1_1123x8431.jpg

Johannes Tovatt

ARCHITECT SAR/MSA

Phone: +46 8-699 00 51
Mail: johannes@tovatt.com

Matilda Crisp

ARCHITECT MSA

Phone:
Mail: matilda@tovatt.com

 

 

David Neuschütz

ARCHITECT SAR/MSA

Phone: +46 8-699 00 54
Mail: david@tovatt.com

Sara Almén

ARCHITECT MSA

Phone: +46 8-699 00 58
Mail: sara@tovatt.com

Johannes Tovatt

ARCHITECT SAR/MSA

Phone: +46 8-699 00 51
Mail: johannes@tovatt.com

Matilda Crisp

ARCHITECT MSA

Phone:
Mail: matilda@tovatt.com

 

 

David Neuschütz

ARCHITECT SAR/MSA

Phone: +46 8-699 00 54
Mail: david@tovatt.com

Sara Almén

ARCHITECT MSA

Phone: +46 8-699 00 58
Mail: sara@tovatt.com

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/slavianka_843x843.jpg

SLAVIANKA RUSSIA

After a stage by stage completion of the Masterplan in 2010 for the fi rst phase called Gutenborg and a municipal acceptance of the urban design in December the second stage design work for an architectural concept commenced for the so called Big Slavyanka early 2011 . Tovatt Architects and Planners have been commissioned to undertake this assignment and it has been done in collaboration with Paju Arkitektur & Landskap. Stage 2 includes two carefully selected pilot schemes and a more elaborated landscape design across vital areas of the masterplan as well as a more detailed design for the central areas. This will establish key qualities and principles to be developed and implemented throughout the masterplan.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/slavianka_843x843.jpg

SLAVIANKA RUSSIA

After a stage by stage completion of the Masterplan in 2010 for the fi rst phase called Gutenborg and a municipal acceptance of the urban design in December the second stage design work for an architectural concept commenced for the so called Big Slavyanka early 2011 . Tovatt Architects and Planners have been commissioned to undertake this assignment and it has been done in collaboration with Paju Arkitektur & Landskap. Stage 2 includes two carefully selected pilot schemes and a more elaborated landscape design across vital areas of the masterplan as well as a more detailed design for the central areas. This will establish key qualities and principles to be developed and implemented throughout the masterplan.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/sanga_843x843.jpg

Sånga Säby SWEDEN

The conference complex Sånga-Säby situated on the island Färingsö in lake Mälaren. As a compliment to the existing buildings Tovatt Architects and Planners has designed a new auditorium. The new auditorium will increase the possibility to have larger conference groups and create a new appearance for the building. The proposed extension is a combination of new elements and use of the existing structure; a section of the upper floor of the existing building is demolished to make room for the new volume. This new buildings structure is kept independent allowing continued activities in the lower level while the extension is under construction.

The new Auditorium will be the first a visitor meets and a glassed wall behind the podium will present the activities as well as give a framed view of the oak trees that stand in the gentle slope leading down to the lake edge.

Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/arsta_843x843_4.jpg

Årsta SWEDEN

In the first phase of the planned new development at Årstafältet in Stockholm we are, on behalf of Abacus, designing apartments in a block shared with Järntorget/Grad Arkitekter.

The main design concept is to shift and tilt four higher buildings to maximize views and sightlines and the flow of light into the block.

Inspiration for the design of the facades is mainly from the buildings around Årsta torg. The upper parts of the facades are plastered and coloured in diagonals intensifying the expressive forms. The plinth floors are tiled in different colours and patterns.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/sanga_843x843.jpg

Sånga Säby SWEDEN

The conference complex Sånga-Säby situated on the island Färingsö in lake Mälaren. As a compliment to the existing buildings Tovatt Architects and Planners has designed a new auditorium. The new auditorium will increase the possibility to have larger conference groups and create a new appearance for the building. The proposed extension is a combination of new elements and use of the existing structure; a section of the upper floor of the existing building is demolished to make room for the new volume. This new buildings structure is kept independent allowing continued activities in the lower level while the extension is under construction.

The new Auditorium will be the first a visitor meets and a glassed wall behind the podium will present the activities as well as give a framed view of the oak trees that stand in the gentle slope leading down to the lake edge.

Photographer: Åke E:son Lindman

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/arsta_843x843_4.jpg

Årsta SWEDEN

In the first phase of the planned new development at Årstafältet in Stockholm we are, on behalf of Abacus, designing apartments in a block shared with Järntorget/Grad Arkitekter.

The main design concept is to shift and tilt four higher buildings to maximize views and sightlines and the flow of light into the block.

Inspiration for the design of the facades is mainly from the buildings around Årsta torg. The upper parts of the facades are plastered and coloured in diagonals intensifying the expressive forms. The plinth floors are tiled in different colours and patterns.

Aron Swartz

ARCHITECT SAR/MSA

Phone: +46 8-699 00 59
Mail: aron.swartz@tovatt.com

LEONORA BJERKE

ARCHITECT SAR/MSA

Phone: +46 8-699 00 56
Mailleonora.bjerke@tovatt.com

Rafel Crespo

ARCHITECT

Phone: +46 8-759 00 50
Mail:  rafel@tovatt.com

Magnus Andersson

ARCHITECT 

Phone: +46 8-699 00 55
Mail: magnus@tovatt.com

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/polisen_843x843.jpg

Stockholm SWEDEN

Tovatt Architects and Planners have taken the initiative to apply for a building permit for a new landing site and garage for the Stockholm Police helicopters. The location is on Kungsholmen on the roof of the Police headquarters in central Stockholm.

Aron Swartz

ARCHITECT SAR/MSA

Phone: +46 8-699 00 59
Mail: aron.swartz@tovatt.com

LEONORA BJERKE

ARCHITECT SAR/MSA

Phone: +46 8-699 00 56
Mailleonora.bjerke@tovatt.com

Rafel Crespo

ARCHITECT

Phone: +46 8-759 00 50
Mail:  rafel@tovatt.com

Magnus Andersson

ARCHITECT 

Phone: +46 8-699 00 55
Mail: magnus@tovatt.com

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/polisen_843x843.jpg

Stockholm SWEDEN

Tovatt Architects and Planners have taken the initiative to apply for a building permit for a new landing site and garage for the Stockholm Police helicopters. The location is on Kungsholmen on the roof of the Police headquarters in central Stockholm.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Kungsljuset_843x843_1.jpg

Västerås SWEDEN

The main concept is to connect the new development through a net of diagonal movements across the site. The proposal take hold on the existing urban structure and founded at the same time a new typology - the triangular building. The triangular shape provides for beautiful and efficient apartments and a well shaped network of streets, courtyards and open views. Through theintricate placement of the triangular volumes, a rich sequence of open and closed, private and public spaces is created. The beautiful parkland north of the site, and the large trees in the south west are kept and integrated in the experience of new neighborhood.

Together with the future Developers and the city of Västerås, Tovatt Architects and Planners are now working on the task of taking the concept into realization.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Kungsljuset_843x843_1.jpg

Västerås SWEDEN

The main concept is to connect the new development through a net of diagonal movements across the site. The proposal take hold on the existing urban structure and founded at the same time a new typology - the triangular building. The triangular shape provides for beautiful and efficient apartments and a well shaped network of streets, courtyards and open views. Through theintricate placement of the triangular volumes, a rich sequence of open and closed, private and public spaces is created. The beautiful parkland north of the site, and the large trees in the south west are kept and integrated in the experience of new neighborhood.

Together with the future Developers and the city of Västerås, Tovatt Architects and Planners are now working on the task of taking the concept into realization.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/seestad_843x843_2.jpg

WIEN AUSTRIA

After winning the master plan competition for the new urban development SEESTADT ASPERN on the former airfi eld in the Northeast of Vienna/ Austria, currently one of the largest urban extension areas in Europe – Tovatt Architects and Planners was fi x starter in the competitions for the first building phase. Since the wining proposal was presented in 2005 the offi ce has worked closely with the city, experts and investors to develop and improve the plan to its current stage.

Our design for the lot D10 of 10.000m2 comprises 314 residential units, partly designed to allow also for other uses such as small practices and offi ces. On the ground fl oor 3350m3 commercial above 400 car parking spaces are provided. The development is partly government-fi nanced and net areas of fl ats and building costs are limited. Designed as low energy house as well as using Earth heat and providing space for solar panels on the roof it will be part of the ongoing project “smart city”. We have applied for planning permission last December and will be ready to start on site already in June 2013!

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/seestad_843x843_2.jpg

WIEN AUSTRIA

After winning the master plan competition for the new urban development SEESTADT ASPERN on the former airfi eld in the Northeast of Vienna/ Austria, currently one of the largest urban extension areas in Europe – Tovatt Architects and Planners was fi x starter in the competitions for the first building phase. Since the wining proposal was presented in 2005 the offi ce has worked closely with the city, experts and investors to develop and improve the plan to its current stage.

Our design for the lot D10 of 10.000m2 comprises 314 residential units, partly designed to allow also for other uses such as small practices and offi ces. On the ground fl oor 3350m3 commercial above 400 car parking spaces are provided. The development is partly government-fi nanced and net areas of fl ats and building costs are limited. Designed as low energy house as well as using Earth heat and providing space for solar panels on the roof it will be part of the ongoing project “smart city”. We have applied for planning permission last December and will be ready to start on site already in June 2013!

Ursula Pfaffermayr

ARCHITECT MSA

Phone: +46 8-759 00 50
Mail: ursula@tovatt.com

Karin Pahlman

ECONOMY

Phone: +46 8-400 22 040
Mail: karin@tovatt.com

Ursula Pfaffermayr

ARCHITECT MSA

Phone: +46 8-759 00 50
Mail: ursula@tovatt.com

Karin Pahlman

ECONOMY

Phone: +46 8-400 22 040
Mail: karin@tovatt.com

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/tornet_843x843_2.jpg

LINKÖPING SWEDEN

"Tornet" Linköpings's new landmark is in close proximity to the centre of Linköping, five minutes walk from the main train station. The interface between old and new has been celebrated and an intense and rich environment of contrasts has been developed. The buildings form and façade material is juxtaposed to the low brick warehouse buildings. Together the old and new form a secure and vibrant environment. The completed complex will house a number of uses: office, conference, commercial space, studio workshops and restaurants.

Published: Arkitektur 8-2009 december

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/tornet_843x843_2.jpg

LINKÖPING SWEDEN

"Tornet" Linköpings's new landmark is in close proximity to the centre of Linköping, five minutes walk from the main train station. The interface between old and new has been celebrated and an intense and rich environment of contrasts has been developed. The buildings form and façade material is juxtaposed to the low brick warehouse buildings. Together the old and new form a secure and vibrant environment. The completed complex will house a number of uses: office, conference, commercial space, studio workshops and restaurants.

Published: Arkitektur 8-2009 december

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Helsinki_1_843x843_web.jpg

Helsinki Finland

SÖRNÄISTENRANTA & HERMANNINRANTA

Proposal, International invited competition
Masterplan concept for transforming a harbor area into a extension of the city centre

Client:             Helsinki City
Site:                 300 Hectares
Location:       Helsinki, Finland

Team: Johannes Tovatt, Kristina Henschen, Geoff  Denton, David Neuschütz, Sara Almén
Other Consultants: Model maker,  Lalla Kolousek
Publication: ARK, Arkkitehti, 2006:02 www.ark.fi

In 2004 Tovatt Architects and Planners was asked to partake in a invited competition for the masterplaning of a major site situated directly to the north of the historic city centre of Helsinki. The site was at the time used as docks that where to be moved further out from the city centre, thus releasing a large and valuable land area with close contact to the city centre. A complexity to the project was the integration of a major combined power and local heat plant serving  Helsinki and a major road bridge combined with a new railway station.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Helsinki_1_843x843_web.jpg

Helsinki Finland

SÖRNÄISTENRANTA & HERMANNINRANTA

Proposal, International invited competition
Masterplan concept for transforming a harbor area into a extension of the city centre

Client:             Helsinki City
Site:                 300 Hectares
Location:       Helsinki, Finland

Team: Johannes Tovatt, Kristina Henschen, Geoff  Denton, David Neuschütz, Sara Almén
Other Consultants: Model maker,  Lalla Kolousek
Publication: ARK, Arkkitehti, 2006:02 www.ark.fi

In 2004 Tovatt Architects and Planners was asked to partake in a invited competition for the masterplaning of a major site situated directly to the north of the historic city centre of Helsinki. The site was at the time used as docks that where to be moved further out from the city centre, thus releasing a large and valuable land area with close contact to the city centre. A complexity to the project was the integration of a major combined power and local heat plant serving  Helsinki and a major road bridge combined with a new railway station.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Vimanshäll_2_843x843_web.jpg

Linköping Sweden

Masterplan for densification of an existing housing area
Detailed Design for 3 buildings

Client:                     Linköping City (Masterplan), Stångåstaden (Buildings)
Housing Units:   130 units (detailed design for 65 units and a kindergarten)
Location:               Linköping, Sweden

Team: Johannes Tovatt, David Neuschütz, Kristina Henschen, Magnus Andersson,  Leonora Bjerke, Matilda Crisp,  Michael Fedak, Aron Swartz,
Other Consultants: 3D Visualisations,  Tenjin

In collaboration with Linköping City, Tovatt Architect and Planners have developed a masterplan for 130 new dwellings within an existing housing area. The plan carefully adds a number of new buildings, strengthening the existing street spaces and takes care of the open relationship to the surrounding nature.
For the local public housing corporation Stångåstaden we have made the design for a highrise building and two lower buildings linked by a kindergarten.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Vimanshäll_2_843x843_web.jpg

Linköping Sweden

Masterplan for densification of an existing housing area
Detailed Design for 3 buildings

Client:                     Linköping City (Masterplan), Stångåstaden (Buildings)
Housing Units:   130 units (detailed design for 65 units and a kindergarten)
Location:               Linköping, Sweden

Team: Johannes Tovatt, David Neuschütz, Kristina Henschen, Magnus Andersson,  Leonora Bjerke, Matilda Crisp,  Michael Fedak, Aron Swartz,
Other Consultants: 3D Visualisations,  Tenjin

In collaboration with Linköping City, Tovatt Architect and Planners have developed a masterplan for 130 new dwellings within an existing housing area. The plan carefully adds a number of new buildings, strengthening the existing street spaces and takes care of the open relationship to the surrounding nature.
For the local public housing corporation Stångåstaden we have made the design for a highrise building and two lower buildings linked by a kindergarten.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/vasteras_station_843x843.jpg

Västerås SWEDEN

The task set by Västerås city authority has been to present a vision for Västerås. We have been free to make an analysis, and test ideas regarding the development of the city of Västerås. The core idea of the project has been to propose that the railway, creating a barrier from the old city centre to the lakeshore, be raised. By lifting the railway opportunities to make links are greatly improved. At the same time an interesting environment surrounding the railway is created for commercial and cultural use.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/vasteras_station_843x843.jpg

Västerås SWEDEN

The task set by Västerås city authority has been to present a vision for Västerås. We have been free to make an analysis, and test ideas regarding the development of the city of Västerås. The core idea of the project has been to propose that the railway, creating a barrier from the old city centre to the lakeshore, be raised. By lifting the railway opportunities to make links are greatly improved. At the same time an interesting environment surrounding the railway is created for commercial and cultural use.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Roxen_6_843x843_web.jpg

Linköping Sweden

ROXEN

Six on family houses, from concept to construction drawings

Client:                     Stångåstaden
Housing Units:   6 units
Location:              Linköping, Sweden

Team: Kristina Henschen, Johannes Tovatt, Aron Swartz, Sara Almén
Main Contractor: NCC

The new housing scheme form a dense development on a former site of a now demolished villa. The houses are grouped along a new inner pedestrian route, which leads down to the lake Roxen. The development is cleverly arranged so that all the houses have views to the lake and at the same time a clear relation to the community space and the private gardens.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Moerwijk-Zuid_4_843x843.jpg

Den Haag Netherlands

Moerwijk Zuid

Masterplan refinements and detailed design for two housing blocks (not built)

Client:                     Kristal and Haag Wonen
Housing Units:   100 apartments and 15 terraced houses
Location:              Den Haag, Holland

Team: Johannes Tovatt, Aron Swartz, Kristina Henschen, Matilda Crisp, Geoff Denton, Leonora Bjerke, Anna Duarte
Executive Architects: HTV Bouwtechniek

Through a number of workshops, Tovatt Architects and Planners together with the client and Den Haag local authorities have developed one of the subareas within the masterplan for Moerwijk zuid of Palmboom & van der Bout.
The first two blocks within the subarea includes several building typologies around a raised courtyard with parking underneath. A mixed tenure of private- and rental apartments and terraced houses is provided as well as commercial functions at ground floor in key locations.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Roxen_6_843x843_web.jpg

Linköping Sweden

ROXEN

Six on family houses, from concept to construction drawings

Client:                     Stångåstaden
Housing Units:   6 units
Location:              Linköping, Sweden

Team: Kristina Henschen, Johannes Tovatt, Aron Swartz, Sara Almén
Main Contractor: NCC

The new housing scheme form a dense development on a former site of a now demolished villa. The houses are grouped along a new inner pedestrian route, which leads down to the lake Roxen. The development is cleverly arranged so that all the houses have views to the lake and at the same time a clear relation to the community space and the private gardens.

http://tovatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Moerwijk-Zuid_4_843x843.jpg

Den Haag Netherlands

Moerwijk Zuid

Masterplan refinements and detailed design for two housing blocks (not built)

Client:                     Kristal and Haag Wonen
Housing Units:   100 apartments and 15 terraced houses
Location:              Den Haag, Holland

Team: Johannes Tovatt, Aron Swartz, Kristina Henschen, Matilda Crisp, Geoff Denton, Leonora Bjerke, Anna Duarte
Executive Architects: HTV Bouwtechniek

Through a number of workshops, Tovatt Architects and Planners together with the client and Den Haag local authorities have developed one of the subareas within the masterplan for Moerwijk zuid of Palmboom & van der Bout.
The first two blocks within the subarea includes several building typologies around a raised courtyard with parking underneath. A mixed tenure of private- and rental apartments and terraced houses is provided as well as commercial functions at ground floor in key locations.