Ideas competition for the design of a new station area at Södra Munksjön, Jönköping, Sweden

Jönköping Municipal Authority, in association with the Swedish Association of Architects, intends to arrange an ideas competition for the design of a new station area at Södra Munksjön. The arranger of the competition is Södra Munksjön Utvecklings AB.  

A decision has been made nationally to examine the most suitable routes – and thus also the most suitable station locations – for high-speed rail links between Stockholm and Gothenburg (Götalandsbanan) and between Jönköping and Malmö (Europabanan). A decision regarding routes and station area locations is expected to be reached following negotiations (Sweden negotiations), which are scheduled to take place during 2016. It is probable that Jönköping, due to its strategic location, will have a station although the final location of the station area has yet to be decided.


In November 2012, Jönköping Municipal Authority adopted a framework programme for the Södra Munksjön area. The programme has been based on studies conducted by the Swedish Rail Administration, working in collaboration with Jönköping Municipal Authority, prior to a preliminary study of the Linköping-Borås section of Götalandsbanan (underlagsrapport 5:5, see annexes).

In order to proceed with the design of the Södra Munksjön area as a whole, further studies are required to determine how the station area will be designed and integrated.

The aim of the ideas competition is to visualise ideas, feasible content and a potential design of a new station area south of the lake, Munksjön. At the same time, the intention is to demonstrate how the station area can be incorporated into the planned expansion of the Södra Munksjön area as a whole.

Ideas Competition
The competition is an ideas competition and the results of the competition will be used in the upcoming process of creating an understanding of what a future station area could look like and the functions it could incorporate.

Competition remit
In summary, the remit includes submitting proposals for the design of the station building and surrounding area, submitting proposals for service provision, retail facilities and cultural elements, submitting proposals for solutions related to logistics and also presenting ideas for the design of the station facility with associated bridge construction, including the location of railway tracks and platforms.

Invitation to prequalification
From November 30, 2015 teams are able to send their notification of interest in order to participate in the prequalification stage of the competition.

The notification of interest must be submitted electronically via Tendsign (www.tendsign.comlänk till annan webbplats). The complete invitation with relevant annexes can be found at the same place.

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