SOM + Entasis Unveil New Views of Karlatornet in Gothenburg

12:00 - 30 May, 2016
SOM + Entasis Unveil New Views of Karlatornet in Gothenburg, Courtesy of Tomorrow
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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), in collaboration with Entasis Arkitekter, has released new images of Karlatornet, a 230-meter tower project in Gothenburg, Sweden. Selected by jury in 2014, the tower is scheduled for completion in 2019, and will be Sweden’s tallest building. The project is part of Lindholmen, a new district being built adjacent to the city’s harbor. The full plan – ten blocks of office, retail, and residential space – is slated for completion in 2021, to coincide with Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary.

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Johanneberg Science Park / White Arkitekter

02:00 - 2 February, 2016
Johanneberg Science Park / White Arkitekter, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Mattias Lind and Johan Lundin
  • Area

    8200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

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Göteborg Bathing Culture / raumlabor

02:00 - 25 October, 2015
Göteborg Bathing Culture / raumlabor, Courtesy of raumlaborberlin
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Erik Andersson Designs Carbon Fiber Pedestrian Bridge for Gothenburg

18:00 - 13 April, 2015
Erik Andersson Designs Carbon Fiber Pedestrian Bridge for Gothenburg, © MIR
© MIR

The City of Gothenburg has commissioned Erik Andersson Architects to design a new pedestrian bridge in the city's historic Haga district. The circular bridge, connecting streets Haga Kyrkogata and Arkitektgatan, will be made of carbon fiber, allowing for a narrow profile that seemingly floats over the water. It is envisioned that the landscape the crosses inside the circular form can be used as an amphitheater for riverside performances. 

"Weight, Pride and Creativity" in Daniel Elis Karlsson and Pauline Algeröd's "Bärande Möte"

00:00 - 8 February, 2015
"Weight, Pride and Creativity" in Daniel Elis Karlsson and Pauline Algeröd's "Bärande Möte", © Daniel Elis Karlsson
© Daniel Elis Karlsson

In the the former shipbuilding city of Gothenburg on Sweden's west coast stands Daniel Ellis Karlsson and Pauine Algeröd's "Bärande Möte," a glass and concrete wind shelter and pavilion.

Concrete beams are suspended in midair by load-bearing glass walls, inverting the traditional structural hierarchy between the two materials and allowing uninterrupted river views. Read more about the project and view selected images after the break.

Kafe Magasinet / Robach Arkitektur

01:00 - 1 February, 2015
Kafe Magasinet / Robach Arkitektur, © Henrik Lindén
© Henrik Lindén
  • Architects

  • Location

    Tredje Långgatan 7, 413 03 Göteborg, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Axel Robach
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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SOM Wins Competition for Sweden's Tallest Tower

00:00 - 18 June, 2014
SOM Wins Competition for Sweden's Tallest Tower, Courtesy of Serneke
Courtesy of Serneke

SOM, working alongside Danish practice Entasis Arkitekter, has been selected to design a new residential building in Gothenburg that will be Sweden's tallest tower. Coming out on top against an international shortlist that included Zaha Hadid Architects, SOM's 230m tall proposal 'The Pole Star' features four connected prisms which twist 90 degrees near the top.

The competition, run by developers Serneke, called for proposals for a 32,000 square meter mixed-use masterplan, including a 200+ meter residential tower, in Gothenburg's Lindholmen area. A particular focus for the jury was for proposals to "demonstrate how the skyscraper can be integrated into the structure of the neighborhood," adding that "the building should be a part of the area’s social and architectural context, not stand as a solitary monolith."

Read more about the jury's decision after the break

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

00:00 - 28 May, 2014
Proposal #1: “Ursa” (214 meters). Image Courtesy of Serneke
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 Gothenburg that has been in the making for more than ten years. 

Check out each shortlisted design, after the break...

17 / Torsten Ottesjö

01:00 - 5 October, 2013
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KKA Designs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Sweden

01:00 - 6 August, 2013
KKA Designs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Sweden , Courtesy of Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture
Courtesy of Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

In response to the rising trend of electric vehicles in Sweden, the Traffic Department in Gothenburg has commissioned Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture (KKA) to develop a vision of solar-powered charging stations for electric vehicles, bikes and scooters. With the potential of being distributed throughout the city, the resizable concept was designed with the same formal language for recognition so that the charging stations may stand as a “symbol of a more sustainable city.”

Wood House / UNIT Arkitektur AB

01:00 - 26 April, 2013
Wood House / UNIT Arkitektur AB, © elStudio
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Design Principals

    Mikael Frej + Klas Moberg
  • Project Architect

    Frans Magnusson
  • Area

    270.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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Clarion Hotel Post / Semrén & Månsson

01:00 - 21 January, 2013
Clarion Hotel Post / Semrén & Månsson, © Krister Engström
© Krister Engström

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Pagoden / Semrén & Månsson AB

01:00 - 28 December, 2012
© Krister Engström
© Krister Engström

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Kuggen / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

01:00 - 5 November, 2012
Kuggen / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor, © Tord-Rikard Soderstrom
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Cycling Center / We Are You + Erik Hallberg

07:00 - 25 June, 2012
Courtesy of We Are You + Erik Hallberg
Courtesy of We Are You + Erik Hallberg

Presented at the bike festival of Gothenburg just about a week ago, the Cycling Center by We Are You + Erik Hallberg aims to promote cycling and bring together different cycling communities in the city. With Gothenburg being a city strongly dominated by cars, more than other large Swedish cities, this project has started to turn this around and make Gothenburg a ‘bike city’ with role models such as Amsterdam and the neighboring and great example Copenhagen. In this work of switching over from cars to bikes, their proposed cycling stadium would act as a catalyst. To become a ‘bike city’, the perception of the bike and the cyclist among city inhabitants is crucial. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House Morran / Johannes Norlander Arkitektur

01:00 - 4 October, 2011
House Morran / Johannes Norlander Arkitektur, © Rasmus Norlander
© Rasmus Norlander

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House Tumle / Johannes Norlander Arkitektur

01:00 - 17 August, 2010
House Tumle / Johannes Norlander Arkitektur, © Rasmus Norlander
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Super Sustainable City Exhibit / Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture

12:00 - 24 May, 2010

At an exhibit in Gothenburg, architects Fredrik Kjellgren + Joakim Kaminsky from Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture have designed a sustainable city as a ”glimpse of a possible sustainable future” for Sweden.  The project, entitled Super Sustainable City, takes the analytical findings of a previous green initiaive,”Gothenburg 2050″ and presents a new “architectonic vision.”

More about the exhibit after the break.