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MVRDV and BSK To Add Timber Framed Structure to Historic Warehouse in Gothenburg

15:30 - 6 September, 2017
MVRDV and BSK To Add Timber Framed Structure to Historic Warehouse in Gothenburg, © MVRDV
© MVRDV

MVRDV, with co-architects BSK Arkitekter, has revealed the design of Magasin 113, a mixed-use transformation and extension of a 16,500-square-meter riverfront warehouse in Gothenburg, Sweden. Located within the planned Frihamnen RiverCity district – the largest ongoing urban development project in Scandinavia – the building will inject contemporary program in the existing warehouse structure, including flexible office spaces, an arts center, a cafe, pop-up shop spaces, retail shops, a restaurant and artist studios.

© MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV © MVRDV + 8

Riksbyggen and Sweco Architects Win Competition for Wooden Mixed-Use Development in Gothenburg

06:00 - 18 August, 2017
Riksbyggen and Sweco Architects Win Competition for Wooden Mixed-Use Development in Gothenburg , Courtesy of Kristian Schling, AdoreAdore
Courtesy of Kristian Schling, AdoreAdore

Riksbyggen and Sweco Architects were announced as the winners of a government-led competition to create a cross-laminated timber framed housing development for the Johanneberg district of Gothenburg, Sweden. The proposal, called “Slå rot” (Swedish for “put down roots”), was chosen for its response to its existing environment with nods to tradition, while still providing an innovative structural system and modern living to the neighborhood.

Courtesy of Sweco Architects Elevation Elevation Site Plan + 12

"Hallo Darkness!" Why Not All Buildings Need To Be Cheerful All Of The Time

14:00 - 7 August, 2017
"Hallo Darkness!" Why Not All Buildings Need To Be Cheerful All Of The Time, The Destruction of the Temple of Solomon, by Maarten van Heemskerck. From Freemasonry and the Enlightenment, by James Stevens Curl (Public Domain). Image
The Destruction of the Temple of Solomon, by Maarten van Heemskerck. From Freemasonry and the Enlightenment, by James Stevens Curl (Public Domain). Image

In a world in which the "happy" architectural image feels all-pervasive, the British architect and academic Dr. Timothy Brittain-Catlin reveals its darker side suggesting why, and how, we might come to celebrate it. You can read Brittain-Catlin's essays on British postmodernism here, and on colorful architecture, here.

"Contemporary buildings celebrate openness, light and free-flowing movement," says the President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in the March 2017 issue of the Institute’s journal. This is what at my school we call an "announcement", rather than a statement of fact. Indeed, all architects and architecture students hear these words all the time. But are they true? Should they be?

Gothenburg to Realise Henning Larsen's Mixed-Use Urban District

08:00 - 25 May, 2017
Gothenburg to Realise Henning Larsen's Mixed-Use Urban District , Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects
Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects

Like many European urban districts, the Swedish city of Gothenburg is in the process of transforming old industrial areas along its waterfront into mixed-use public realms. Against the backdrop of urban regeneration in Gothenburg, Danish firm Henning Larsen has unveiled a masterplan for the Lindholmen urban district, which following its completion in 2025, will offer a diverse environment for engagement between students, entrepreneurs, and public citizens.

Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects Courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects + 7

Sweco's Kulturkorgen Offers Gothenburg a Basket of Culture

08:00 - 14 May, 2017
Sweco's Kulturkorgen Offers Gothenburg a Basket of Culture, The Kulturkorgen emerges as an outcrop from the hills of Gothenburg. Image Courtesy of Sweco
The Kulturkorgen emerges as an outcrop from the hills of Gothenburg. Image Courtesy of Sweco

Growing like an outcrop amongst the hills of Gothenburg, the Kulturkorgen by Swedish firm Sweco Architects offers the public an opportunity to watch, engage, and perform. The scheme is a result of an architectural competition for a new Culture House in the city, run in collaboration with Architects Sweden. The winning proposal, who’s name translates to ‘Basket of Culture’, acts as both a building and a square – a social arena where flexible interior spaces act in tandem with a generous public green landscape for recreation and gathering. 

A generous public square contains seating, stages, and play areas. Image Courtesy of Sweco Interior functions are organised around a central atrium. Image Courtesy of Sweco The facade is a rich blend of timber, colour and pattern. Image Courtesy of Sweco The Kulturkorgen emerges as an outcrop from the hills of Gothenburg. Image Courtesy of Sweco + 13

Alejandro Aravena Wins 2017 Gothenburg Prize for Sustainable Development

12:10 - 25 April, 2017
Alejandro Aravena Wins 2017 Gothenburg Prize for Sustainable Development, © Manuel Albornoz
© Manuel Albornoz

2016 Pritzker Prize winner Alejandro Aravena has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the Gothenburg Prize for Sustainable Development, an international award that recognizes an individual or group for “outstanding performance and achievements towards a sustainable future. Given annually since 2005, the prize has previously been awarded to environmentalists, scientists, engineers and political advocates – Aravena is the first architect to receive the honor.

Morris Law / Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter

06:00 - 10 February, 2017
Morris Law  / Bornstein Lyckefors arkitekter, © Kalle Sanner
© Kalle Sanner

© Kalle Sanner              © Kalle Sanner              © Kalle Sanner              © Kalle Sanner              + 13

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Johan Olsson, Per Bornstein, Andreas Lyckefors, Ainhoa Etxeberria, Emelie Johansson
  • Area

    1000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

Nötkärnan / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

09:00 - 6 December, 2016
Nötkärnan / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor, Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor            Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor            Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor            Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor            + 16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Gert Wingårdh, Anders Olausson
  • Design Team

    Peter Ejvegård, Liselott Jademyr, Tobias Fasth, Sebastian Olsson Susanne Flinck, Peter Öhman, Madeleine Stoops, Ulrika Davidsson, Malin Mattsson, Viktoria Wallin and Jens Vilhelmson
  • Area

    1580.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Villa Kristina / Wingardhs

03:00 - 8 June, 2016
© James Silverman
© James Silverman

© James Silverman © James Silverman © James Silverman © James Silverman + 23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Architect

    Wingårdh Arkitektkontor, Gert and Karin Wingårdh
  • Area

    182.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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
Courtesy of Tomorrow

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.

Courtesy of Tomorrow Courtesy of Tomorrow Courtesy of Tomorrow Courtesy of Tomorrow + 5

Johanneberg Science Park / White Arkitekter

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

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Architect in Charge

    Mattias Lind and Johan Lundin
  • Area

    8200.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Göteborg Bathing Culture / raumlabor

02:00 - 25 October, 2015
Göteborg Bathing Culture / raumlabor, Courtesy of raumlaborberlin
Courtesy of raumlaborberlin

Courtesy of raumlaborberlin Courtesy of raumlaborberlin Courtesy of raumlaborberlin Courtesy of raumlaborberlin + 33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Francesco Apuzzo, Jan Liesegang
  • Project Year

    2014

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

© Henrik Lindén © Henrik Lindén © Henrik Lindén © Henrik Lindén + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

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

    Axel Robach
  • Area

    120.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

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

Courtesy of Serneke Courtesy of Serneke Courtesy of Serneke Courtesy of Serneke + 11

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
© David Relan
© David Relan

© David Relan © David Relan © David Relan © David Relan + 18