Sergels Torg and Klarabergsgatan
Refurbishing and redesign of Sergels Torg and Klarabergsgatan in central Stockholm. Design and planning of street environments, squares and integration of a tram line on top of the renovated concrete deck. The assignment includes remaking of the cityscape and the design of temporary spaces during the construction period 2012-2018. The study area extends from Klarabergsgatans viaduct to Sergels Torg. Klarabergsgatan connects important urban spaces in the city; Sergels Torg, Drottninggatan, Soltorget at Hötorgsskraporna and Citybanans new entrance. Klarabergsgatan is converted from a car-dominated street to a space for pedestrians, bicycles and public transport including a new tram stop. Most of the area was built during the 1960͛s and the environment has modernist features that are highlighted in the design. The area characterized by an intense street life andcommerce, which is will be allowed to take a larger part of the urban environment. The street willhave generously dimensioned sidewalks that allow both walking, bicycles and also provide space for businesses – for example outdoor cafes. This will contribute to positive, vibrant urban environment. In the renovated streetscape the pedestrian is in focus and the environment should be clear and easy to understand for the visitor. The design work has been driven by workshops where the results are communicated in close collaboration with the Stockholm city administration, property owners, contractors and other stakeholders. A design program has been developed as a part of the process.
Karl-Johan Tomczak has acted as lead landscape architect on behalf of Trafikkontoret, Stockholms stad. Together with WSP, Sweco and DinellJohansson.