In the past, the agricultural landscape was an active area with high ecological values. "Lyckorna" housed cultivation, meadows and wetlands that constituted important habitats for plants and animals. For people, "lyckorna" was both a basis for supplying food and a social meeting place.


Lyckeliv recreates the ecological values of the traditional "lycka". The forest garden, the arable land and the stream all fit in a natural way in a contemporary built environment with a well balanced scale and density.


Based on a combination of the qualities of the old wooden houses in Varberg's city center together with the green and more open structures of the younger neighbourhoods nearby, a new site-specific urbanity is created that builds on the unique characteristics of Varberg.

Proposal for Europan 16 in Varberg in collaboration with Henrik Larsson (landscape architect)

For full competition boards, see page 1, page 2 and page 3.