“The High Coast is where it all started and I am totally amazed by the impact we have created.”

Martin Björklund, Sweco

 ARKNAT
HÖGA KUSTEN

ARKNAT started in the High Coast of Sweden with a unique co-operation between Sweco and FriluftsByn. The project got support not only from the region and other companies but also land owners and the general public.

In total 9 Arknat structures were built in the years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Scroll down to learn more about how to visit this amazing architecture in the World Heritage site the High Coast of Sweden.

A UNIQUE CO-OPERATION

ARKNAT Höga Kusten was a co-operation between Sweco and FriluftsByn together with the municipalities and other key stakeholders. 

SCA for contributing with building materials.  Byggma for contributing with tools and equipment. Höga Kusten Destinationsutveckling, Världsklass Örnsköldsvik, Svenskt Trä, Sveriges Träbyggnadskansli for financial support for the visit and Boris Zeisser and Kimmo Lylykangas for leading workshops.  

Last but not least, thanks for all students from all over Scandinavia who have made the High Coast a much more interesting region.

“What makes me really happy is that we have made it possible for more people to experience the wonders of our World Heritate site.”

Jerry Engström, FriluftsByn

VISIT THE ARKNAT PROJECTS

The Arknat constructions are placed along the Höga Kusten Leden that stretches through the World Heritage Site of Sweden. The sites are accessible by a shorter hike. Click on each construction below for more information and link to Google Maps and how to get there.

We and the students who built the construction would be super-happy if you tagged your visit #arknat

2017: Forest Cradle, Over the Edge, Skogsdunge
2018: The Tree Cube, Komponerar, A-Maze-Thing
2019: Stranded, He, Off-Centred

 

VISIT ALL ARKNAT SITES

ARCHITECTURE OF THE YEAR

In the year 2020 ARKNAT won the "Architecute of the Year" awards (Årets Arkitektur). The awards was handed out during the Swedish Design Awards by RUM i Stockholm.

ARCHITECTURE OF THE YEAR

In the year 2020 ARKNAT won the "Architecute of the Year" awards (Årets Arkitektur). The awards was handed out during the Swedish Design Awards by RUM i Stockholm.