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Jönköping-Västra Kajen / Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter

Jönköping-Västra Kajen / Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter

Our friends from Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter sent us their latest project, a first prize in an invited housing competition in Sweden.

You can see some more images and drawings after the break.

Two six storey housing blocks located on the quayside in central Jönköping, Sweden. The facade, a wooden trellis, has been perforated with large openings which dissolves the scale.

site plan
site plan

The concept is to create attractive housing on one of the best sites in Jönköping, with a low energy, ecological perspective as the starting point.

All the apartments are built around a large vertical illuminated stairwell. Most of the apartments are located in the corners, providing good light and view opportunities.

apartments plan
apartments plan

An outer layer of terraces provide all apartments with outdoor spaces. By shifting the terraces every second storey, double-height spaces are created. A grid of wooden trellis diffuses the light and creates a buffer zone between inside and outside.


Architects: Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter Responsible architects: Martin Videgård Hansson and Bolle Tham Collaborator: Eric Engström, Mårten Nettelbladt, Helene Amundsen, Karolina Nyström, Marcus Andrén, Andreas Helgesson, Dennis Suppers, Anton Alvarez Client: Vätterhem and Riksbyggen

Cite: Ethel Baraona Pohl. "Jönköping-Västra Kajen / Tham & Videgård Hansson Arkitekter" 02 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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