Carpark Erika / Metro Arkitekter AB, Urban Skogmar (HL), Rafael Palomo and Fredrik Nilsson

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Architects: Metro Arkitekter AB, Urban Skogmar (HL), Rafael Palomo and Fredrik Nilsson
Location: Malmö,
Project Year: 2008
Contractor: NCC Construction AB
Photographs: Rafael Palomo

Can a parking garage be designed to make an attractive contribution to the cityscape? Answer: yes! In this project, we had the advantage of having designed the neighboring office block and were able to create an ensemble. We chose to work using contrasts: The office block’s stable concrete walls provided the opportunity to work with “lightweight” materials.

© Rafael Palomo

White glass boxes surround the parking garage and break down the scale of a large monofunctional volume. By day, the white glass sparkles but at night the building’s colored ceilings mean that the building changes character completely. At street level there is a gym, adding a vibrant ambience to the street environment.

© Rafael Palomo

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Cite: "Carpark Erika / Metro Arkitekter AB, Urban Skogmar (HL), Rafael Palomo and Fredrik Nilsson" 19 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 24 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=170024>