The West Link is one of the largest construction projects ever in the Västra Götaland region: it will connect the city and the region by means of a new underground railway through central Gothenburg and new train stations to relieve traffic at the Central Station. The new station environments, entrances, bridges and adjoining urban areas will shape people’s living environments for a long time to come. The construction is scheduled to start in 2018 and the first trains are expected to circulate through the tunnels in 2026.
The artists that have taken part in this competition have an exceptional opportunity to reshape underground spaces. The aim is to offer artists the possibility to influence the design of the facilities, that is, to contribute to shape the architectural spaces in collaboration with architects and constructors to make the environments unique. The art is meant to be an integral part of the overall configuration, and it should not be experienced as an addition to a previously completed structure.