Design in Nature

Designing infrastructure to protect and experience Nordic nature

A picture of a mountain.

Our purpose

This project aims to gather and study current examples of infrastructure design in nature, as well as identify future design solutions and strategies to encourage nature protection and nature experience.

The output of this project is a Nordic Atlas of infrastructure design that has emerged from collaborative compilation and knowledge sharing. The Nordic Atlas unveils the potential of design in regard to nature protection and nature experience. The atlas compiles a variety of examples ranging from vernacular design traditions embedded in local craftsmanship to innovative design solutions embracing new technologies. Furthermore, the project portrays the formal and informal acts of planning, protecting, constructing, and maintaining as well as the financial and planning structures behind infrastructure design in nature.