Victoria Tower / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

© Tord-Rickard Söderström

Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB – Gert Wingårdh and Karolina Keyzer
Location: Arne Beurlingstorg 3A, Kista, , Sweden
Interior: Arthur Buchardt, Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB & Kiil Interiör
Customer: Call Tower Invest AB
Gross Area: 23,000 sqm
Cost: 55 Million Euro
Completion: 2011
Photographers: Åke E:son Lindman,Tord-Rikard Söderström, Ola Fogelström

© Tord-Rikard Söderström

Victoria Tower
Wrapped entirely in a cloak of glass, Victoria Tower stands like a lighthouse along the road between downtown Stockholm and the city airport. The 117,6-meter tower is a landmark for the Kista IT office park and for the conference center at the base of the tower and a manifestation of the area’s high-tech profile.

© Åke E:son Lindman

At the base of the slender tower there is a broad podium that includes a restaurant, conference area and more. The parallelepiped form of the tower is topped by a rectangular cuboid, so that the upper floors project out beyond the shaft below. An irregular arrangement of metal-colored triangular panes of glass gives the façade its character. It incorporates eight different types of glass distributed randomly over the surface so that no regular pattern can be detected. Thin layers of metal oxide have been used to give the panes the insulating and solar shading attributes the situation demands.

1st level plan

With thirty-four storeys, Victoria Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Stockholm. Twenty-two of its floors are occupied by a 229-room hotel, the rest by offices, conference facilities and a sky bar. In response to a request from the client, Arthur Buchard, the lobby, conference spaces, sky bar and hotel rooms have all been designed with furniture from Vitra.

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Cite: "Victoria Tower / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB" 20 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 25 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=227856>
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  • Mike Bond

    I see…Revit “curtain wall panel by pattern”.

    • karl

      Its not even done in Revit so pretty pointless comment.

      • Mike Bond

        Nah, I wasn’t even offensive. I quite like the building and Revit either. ;)

  • Claus

    A high-rise building with only one Staircase?

  • http://www.dinesen.com Lisa

    An impressive building once again by Wingårdh. In the restaurant and in the skybar you find Dinesen Douglas flooring :-)

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  • R S

    The first image is astonishing…. it appears as if the upper volume is supported by a silky plane. such a cunning play with geometry and perspective.