Case Studies

SWECO training workshop



"I know that these techniques work from the tough environment of practice. I love the world of analysis, observation, of research, but also passion, imprecision, the hunch. Space Syntax is the testing of the interaction of these opposing worlds."

Norman Foster

Space Syntax offers a range of training programs, tailored to user needs. A three-day training workshop was arranged for 7 staff members from different groups within SWECO, the Swedish engineering company. The event was designed to provide hands-on technical software training, as well as training in the theoretical concepts underlying the Space Syntax approach. The workshop program was structured around a live project, the Metborgatsplatsen in the Södermalm area of Stockholm.

The main training objectives were:

  • to introduce Space Syntax planning and design principles and project methodology
  • to develop technical skills and knowledge to conduct spatial analysis using Space Syntax modelling technology
  • to disseminate knowledge necessary to interpret the results of the analysis to inform strategic, evidence-based design development of urban projects
  • to visit a selection of Space Syntax projects that have been realised in London.
The participants were privately funded through FFNS foundation for innovation and collaboration.

The training was excellent: The content and format with a brief instruction at first along with project specific questions was well executed along with your instructions of how to model correctly. We’ve now a better understanding about the importance of correct modeling.
Urban Planner, SWECO

Thank you for truly inspiring days! Using our own site from Stockholm was really good.
Transport Planner, SWECO