Malmström Edström, along with three other architectural firms, were invited to a parallel assignment aiming to create a concept for future railway installations and maintenance buildings. The goal of the assignment was to find a design concept with a high architectural standard. Additional images of Malmström Edström‘s selected proposal and a brief description can be seen after the break.
Jernhusen – the client – owns and develops stations, maintenance depots and freight terminals along the Swedish railway. The background to Jernhusen’s initiative is that rail travel increases in Sweden. This means that the transport operators are expanding their fleets of vehicles and there is an increased need for depots for maintenance. Jernhusen has high ambitions in this development.
The selected concept for the building design is volumes added to each other in order to illustrate the content – a number of elongated railway tracks. This implies a moderate scale, whereas the large buildings are subdivided. The volumes are of variable slope in relation to each other, they cooperate to an expression of speed and movement.