Conceptualization, design and development of 50 acres of municipal-owned parkland in the Stockholm suburb of Hågelby. The project revolves around of a collection of landmarked structures from circa 1910, the jewel of which is a historical mansion built by the industrialist founder of Ericsson, along with several architecturally significant auxiliary structures including a gardener’s villa, orangerie, warehouse, Sweden’s first example of a mechanized farm, and a separate Viking village from the Iron Age that is preserved on the site. The project consists of a sensitive rehabilitation and conversion of the existing structures into a world class luxury entertainment venue, culinary and wine destination and education center, and nature retreat.
In addition to converting the warehouse into a luxury hotel; the farmhouse into an entertainment venue; the mansion into two Michelin-quality restaurants; and constructing new lakeside private villas and saunas in the contemporary Scandinavian aesthetic using local white pine; we are endeavoring to transform the destination into a must-visit stop for well-heeled tourists and international foodies. A culinary education center will provide a complete French gastronomic education but also take advantage of the location to offer foraging expeditions and an immersion into New Nordic cuisine.
Among our partners are the renowned Rosendals Trädgård foundation, which will operate the biodynamic farm; chef Magnus Nilsson of Fäviken, Sweden’s best restaurant and one of the top in the world, to collaborate on food and culinary education; Hornstulls Bodega, which will curate the wine program and offer wine education; Stockholm Brewing Co., which will establish a beer brewery on site; Johan & Nyström, Scandinavia’s premier coffee company, which will establish a coffee roasting plant on site; and the municipality of Hågelby itself, with whom we will curate interactive weekly activities that will involve our neighbors and create employment for Sweden’s recent influx of refugees.