MARELD won the invited competition to undertake a preliminary study and designs for new park spaces as part of the Backaplan detaljplan (DP) in december 2020. Under 2021 MARELD prepared design proposals for a new city and neighbourhood park with the Backaplan area.
The “City Park” follows Kvillebäck River and proposes to address various social and environmental requirements as part of the city’s major re-development of the area. A bus terminal juxtaposes with a new urban activity park. This urban space gently transforms to extensive open green spaces parallel to the river. The park is bordered by new city-wide cycle routes and several new bridges connecting eastern and western areas of the plan area.
The secondary park space titled “Neighbourhood Park” is located within one of the new development areas where light industrial uses are being replaced with new mixed-use developments. The new park is strategically located between a new school, sports hall and a number of residential blocks with extensive physical and visual connections to the surrounding townscape.