“Arknat is a way of merging Architecture with Nature and challenge the way we look at design”

Martin Björklund, Sweco

ARKNAT
HÖGA KUSTEN

Höga Kusten or the High Coast as the area is called in English has been voted Swedens most beautiful scenery and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. This amazing region was the host for the first three ARKNAT – 2017, 2018 and 2019. 

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.

“By creating shelters and hideouts in nature we want to encourage reflection and spur creativity”

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