Parking Garage Turned Sledding Slope: Stadsberget in the North of Sweden.

When the Northern Swedish town of Piteå was in need of a parking garage they got a truly multi-purpose building instead. Not only a sledding slope for families in the winter but a popular meeting point and amphitheater in the summer. The larch clad building also lights up like lantern at night making it a popular local landmark.

The 'Stadsberget' (town mountain) was designed by Swedish architect firm WHITE in cooperation with Danish Henning Larsen Architects. Instead of creating the usual concrete parking garage, they chose a wooden facade to complement the local area.

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It lights up beautifully at night like a huge wooden lantern.