Zaha Hadid and SOM Among 5 Competing to Design Scandinavia’s Tallest Tower

Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke

Zaha Hadid Architects, SOM, Ian Simpson Architects, Manuelle Gautrand Architects, and Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor are all competing to design what will be the tallest tower in Scandinavia. Submitted anonymously, the five shortlisted proposals have just been unveiled by Serneke, who has envisioned the skyscraper as an integral piece to a larger 32,000 square meter mixed-use masterplan in that has been in the making for more than ten years.

Check out each shortlisted design, after the break…

Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters)

Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke

Proposal #2: “Svall” (231 meters)

Proposal #2: “Svall” (231 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke

Proposal #3: “Glasklart” (202 meters)

Proposal #3: “Glasklart” (202 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke

Proposal #4: “Polstjärnan” (230 meters)

Proposal #4: “Polstjärnan” (230 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke

Proposal #5: “Kyssen” (215 meters)

Proposal #5: “Kyssen” (215 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke

The Jury:

  • Christer Malmström (Architect)
  • Louise Masreliez (Architect)
  • City Planning Gothenburg Bjorn Siesjö (City Architect)
  • Anders Svensson (Architect, City Planning and Älvstadsprojektet)
  • Älvstrandens Development AB Olle Lindqvist (Special Projects)
  • Staffan Bolminger (Environmental Manager)
  • Serneke Group AB Ola Serneke (CEO)
  • Alban Herlitz (Project Development)

A winner will be announced in mid-June.

News and images via Serneke

Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Zaha Hadid and SOM Among 5 Competing to Design Scandinavia’s Tallest Tower" 28 May 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 18 Dec 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=510912>
  • Noah Winkler

    Why can we need see who each of those designs belong to? You’re missing important information here.

    • Joe Davidson

      I wanted to say the same thing, and I tried finding out on other sites before it appeared on here. Only one I know is that proposal 2 is Zaha Hadid..

    • w

      They were submitted anonymously. Read the article…

    • Per

      It’s an anonymous competition.

  • J. Patrice Marandel

    One worse than the next.

  • vahid

    “Svall”= hadid (sure)
    “Polstjärnan”= som (sure)
    “Kyssen”= Manuelle Gautrand Architecture
    “Glasklart”= Ian Simpson Architects
    “Ursa”= Wingardh Arkitektkontor AB

    • Per

      I think “Kyssen” is Wingårdhs.

  • Jethro

    Svall is obviously Zaha’s. I believe Kyssen is designed by SOM. It reminds mo of Al Hamra Tower in Kuwait.

  • Al Amin

    2nd one s zaha’s work, she should own this.
    To me proposal:4. Is in. 2nd
    And proposal :5 is in 3rd position.

  • Anonym

    Proporsal 1 and 3 are actually more elegant than theothers, and seem to be more thoughtful.