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Hornsbergs strandpark

Stockholm, Sweden

Hornsbergs Strandpark is the winner of the Swedish landscape award: Sienapriset 2012. Hornsbergs strandpark is where water and land meet in a curvy shoreline and contemporary design, round organic shape and clean lines.

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Hornsbergs Strandpark faces west to Ulvsundasjön and the evening sun. The waterfront and the three long floating piers give the visitor a feeling of floating into the light over the water. This is present particularly on hot summer afternoons when the park becomes an oasis for the surrounding residents and used for barbecuing and swimming. The park features several informal seating areas and a shower with a high seated tank for water heated by the sun that can be used by joggers.

Hornsbergs Strandpark is used as a living room for all residents and visitors of Kungsholmen. The plants at Hornsbergs strandpark are all, with one exception, exotic without being gardened. The trees are located in dense groups including one species each. There are open spaces that hold different functions and events in the intervals between the various tree populations. The edge towards the water is built of sheet pile bonded to the surface with the help of a large concrete crown that spans into the solid rock. The park is over 700 meters long and consists of four parts. To the west lies a jetty for sunbathing with wooden docks jutting into the lake in different lengths. East of it is Kajparterren formed as a contrast to the organic Strandparken.

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