The masterplan proposal is a response to the arrival of high speed rail to Linkoping. It uses the design of a new rail station and transport interchange to extend the urban fabric of the historic town centre across the river that bisects the city. The masterplan relocates an existing bridge, consolidating it into the new rail crossing required for the high speed rail, to reduce the impact of crossings on the river side environment. Public realm and landscape improvements on both sides of the river complete the redefinition of a new riverside destination for Linkoping.
The transport interchange accommodates trains, buses, other vehicles and bicycles as well as pedestrians, while resolving level changes and framing a new public space for the city. The interchange sits at the centre of a wider masterplan that defines a series of urban blocks of which can accommodate a phased delivery in a way that responds to current market needs.