C. F. Møller Architects placed first in a competition to design eighteen sustainable town houses for Norra Djurgaardsstaden, Stockholm. The town houses are part of a larger effort to convert the area of Norra Djurgaardsstaden into a completely high-profile environmental area. The architectural expression of the residences finds inspiration in the neighboring cultural center and Husarviken, which flows into the archipelago, and the Stockholm National City Park. According to C.F. Møller, “The project makes it possible to live a modern life based on sustainable solutions.”
More about the winning proposal after the break.
The 18 total buildings are broken into 5 different types which will be built as staggered modules. The staggering of the main volumes allows extra light to penetrate the narrow sites, and provides great views of the waterside for each unit with the potential for green terraces. Plus, the intelligent lighting, solar panels for heating, and heat recovery, in addition to the massing, will help minimize energy consumption.
Green roofs will top each town house, which – along with a landscaped pond in the common yard – will collect rainwater, convert CO2, and provide a fertile ground for biodiversity.
The main goal of the houses is to adapt to global climate changes, so that in 2030 the district will no longer make use of fossil fuels – and thereby not contribute to the emission of CO2. The energy consumption of the living units will not exceed 55 kWh/m²/year, including a maximum of 15 kWh/ m²/year used for electricity.
The sustainable approach is continuous throughout the building life cycle – from construction phase to operational phase and a possible later decomposition phase.
Client \\ Byggnadsfirman Erik Wallin AB
Address \\ Norra Djurgaardsstaden, Stockholm, Sweden
Year of competition \\ 2010
Construction period \\ 2010-
Architect \\ C. F. Møller Architects | Berg Arkitektkontor
Prizes \\ 1st prize in competition