Half of the world’s population lives in cities. Sweco’s architects are equally experts at designing an entirely new Asian city and a small-town school. Whatever project, the focus is on creating ideal environments for people to live, work and thrive in the cities of tomorrow. By combining recognized expertise with a broad range of operations, Sweco’s architects offer a unique and comprehensive view in designing the buildings and landscape of the future.
Visualisation now constitutes a natural element of urban development and design, where communication is a requirement for public discussion forums, decision-making and quality assurance. Sweco’s visualisation experts help provide a deeper understanding of the project, from early stage sketches all the way to management models.
Images, videos and interactive virtual reality environments are tools that our clients use and work with along with Sweco for such activities as workshops and seminars. Visualisation also helps illustrate the end product to the public during consultation meetings and exhibitions, among other forums. Offering transparency and a clear understanding of the big picture helps create a sense of security, which increases acceptance.
Using Sweco’s vast range and skills in 3D-GIS and laser measurement, we develop high-precision scale models of the area that can be incorporated into the visualisation resources and compared alongside the planned construction project. This is used for such purposes as line-of-sight analyses, which form the basis for the decisions made by various authorities.