SeARCH Wins Urban Renewal Competition in Stockholm

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SeARCH has won an invited, international competition for the urban renewal of Marievik. Their winning proposal, STA(CK)HOLM plans to transform an area along one of central ’s main access roads, opposite the island of Södermalm and facing a new bridge by Norman Foster, into a futuristic sustainable neighborhood.

Proposals Unveiled for Nobel Prize’s New Home in Stockholm

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BIG, and SANAA are amongst 12 architectural heavyweights competing to design the Nobel Foundation’s new home in Blasieholmen, . Currently in the competition’s first stage, the architects have submitted anonymous entries for jury review. 

Once complete, the building hopes to become one of Stockholm’s main attractions. It will not only serve as the Nobel Foundation’s primary home, but also provide facilities for research and education, as well as public exhibition spaces, a conference center, library, cafe, shop and more.

Read on for the complete list of participating architects and a sneak peak of the proposed schemes.

Wood House / Schlyter + Gezelius Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Schlyter + Gezelius Arkitektkontor
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Camilla Schlyter
Area: 60.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Luc Pages

OMA Wins Skyscraper Competition in Stockholm

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OMA has won the design competition for Tors Torn in , beating out four competing practices for the opportunity to build the third tallest twin in Sweden.

Existing urban guidelines call for a gateway to the new Hagastaden area of Stockholm, and OMA’s proposal accommodates a mixed-use program with a set of “rough-skinned” towers. The protrusions and inversions at different heights produce an alternating pattern of indoor living spaces and protruding outdoor spaces. OMA explains that their design “challenges the expected uniformity and homogenous façade treatment that is often assigned to tower structures. Instead, it extends the skin to expose the individuality of the separate living units in the two blocks – a true vertical, urban agglomeration.”

More on OMA’s winning proposal after the break…

Wooden Skyscraper / Berg | C.F. Møller Architects with DinnellJohansson

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For HSB Stockholm’s architectural competition 2023, three teams of architects have produced innovative proposals for private residences of the future at three different locations in the centre of . Berg | C.F. Møller’s proposed design is a 34-storey skyscraper made of wood.

Berg | C.F. Møller Architects are working in partnership with architects Dinell Johansson and consultants Tyréns on their entry. The team has chosen to build upwards, and has designed a 34-storey residential building, which will be seen for miles. The building will be built over a wooden construction with a concrete core, and it is intended to give the people of Stockholm a new and characteristic beacon and meeting place in their city.

Strawscraper / Belatchew Arkitektur

Strawscraper / Belatchew Arkitekter

Belatchew Arkitekter has presented a concept for transforming high-rise towers into power-generating factories.  The Swedish firm’s proposal involves covering a skyscraper with “electricity-generating bristles”.  The tower in question is ’s Söder Torn tower on Södermalm in .  Belatchew has designed a wind farm that will top the existing building with a 16-story extension, covering the facade with “hairy-looking plastic straws designed to move with the wind”.

Join us after the break for more details and images of this proposal.

Airport City Stockholm Urban Design Strategy Proposal / Spacescape

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Developed by SpacescapeAirport City Stockholm, in cooperation with Swedavia Swedish Airports (state), Sigtuna municipality, and Arlandastad Holding (private real estate), has a new urban design strategy and urban plan that envisions a unique airport city which emphasizes urban qualities and places sustainability in focus. Such rapid expansion has placed distinct demands on planning, which has resulted in this collaborative effort. Creating these foundations, along with offering the world within walking distance, will increase value and attract even more people and businesses. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Future of Places Forum

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The Future of Places Forum, the inspiration for our Ten Ways to Transform Cities through Placemaking & Public Spaces article published earlier this week, will open this June in Stockholm, Sweden. The forum will be hosted by UN-HABITAT, Project for Public Spaces (PPS) and the Ax:son Johnson Foundation and will be the first of three conferences leading up to Habitat III in 2016. Its overall aim is to ”contribute to a New Urban Agenda around people and places” and to “highlight how and why cities need to embrace a people centered approach in order to achieve positive urbanization.” The conference series will define examples of excellent urban practices from around the world as well as future projects that reflect sustainable and equitable processes which build community, enhance quality of life, and creates safe and prosperous neighborhoods.

Restaurant Farang / Futudesign

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Architects: Futudesign
Location: ,
Architect In Charge: Restaurant Farang
Design Team: Risto Wikberg, Auvo Lindroos, Aleksi Niemeläinen, Iikka Airas
Collaborators: Megaron Arkitekter, IMEK VVS Ab, Rejlers Ingerjörer Ab, Electrolux
Area: 700 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Tuomas Uusheimo, Wilhelm Rejnus

Park 1 Proposal / White

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Designed by White arkitekter their Park 1 project is intended to house a traffic and emergency management center, a new fire station and a total of 1,200 new workplaces in which effective coordination will be created on an everyday basis. Located in , the building complex inclines back from Lindhagensgatan in a generous gesture which marks the entrance while also boldly cantilevering slightly into space towards the Essingeleden highway and above all of the movement and communication at the site. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Årstafältet Housing Proposal / GRAD Arkitekter

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GRAD Arkitekter shared with us their proposal for a housing block in the now unbuilt area of Årstafältet, a southern suburb of . Once finished, this area will house approximately 10,000 inhabitants. To secure this variation, the city proposes that each block is divided in two halves, with a team of a contractor and an architecture team responsible for every half.  The basic design principle of their block is to shift and tilt four buildings in relation to one another, to create interesting views and a good flow of natural light. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Furniture Fair Installation / Gert Wingårdh

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On view now until February 9th, the installation by Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh at the Furniture Fair in suggests a church interior, with rows of high tables in front of an ‘altar’ where panels hold sway. In collaboration with Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi, their creative teamwork has resulted in a design that will set the stage for talks on design and architecture at the fair. Starting out from their own perspective while adhering to a shared vision, the entire dome-like structure consists of stacks of paper sheets that hang from the roof in a Venetian blind-like construction. More images and their description after the break.

HELIX, Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Stockholm / BSK Arkitekter

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Architects: BSK Arkitekter
Location: , Sweden
Area: 17,000 sqm
Photographs: Max Plunger

Hornsbergs Strandpark / Nyréns Arkitektkontor

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Architects: Nyréns Arkitektkontor
Location: Kungsholmen, ,
Landscape Architect: Nyréns Arkitektkontor through Bengt Isling (Project architect), Jacob Almberg, Ronny Brox, Magdalena Franciskovic, Cecilia Jarlöv. Ulrika Lilliehöök, Staffan Malm, Peter Kinnmark Architect MAA
Constructor Park: Omniplan Cornelis Oskamp
Year: 2012
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman

Sjövikstorget 1 / Rotstein Arkitekter

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Architects: Rotstein Arkitekter
Location: , Sweden
Chief Architect: Rickard Rotstein
Team Leader: Anders Rotstein
Team: MÃ¥ns Elander, Christer Engdahl, Petter Forsberg, Christian Hansen, Linda Hedebro, Cecilia Hendefeldt, Leif Johansen, Anette Lebbad, Therese Nilsson
Client: JM AB
Year: 2012
Photographs: Åke E.son Lindman

Flat Iron Building / Rosenbergs Arkitekter

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Architects: Rosenbergs Arkitekter
Location: Torsgatan, Lilla Bantorget, ,
Architect In Charge: Inga Varg
Design Team: Pär-Åke Wiberg, Kalle Dinell, Joel Klehn
Year: 2009
Area: 18,200 sqm
Client: Skanska fastigheter AB
Photographs: Åke E:Son Lindman, Tord Rikard Söderström

Svensk Travsport Offices / Note Design Studio

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Architects: Note Design Studio
Location: Stockholm,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Mathias Nero

Mältaren Office Building / Rosenbergs Arkitekter

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Architects: Rosenbergs Arkitekter
Location: Stockholm,
Architect In Charge: Alessandro Ripellino
Project Team: Ylva Åborg, Erik Sandberg, Kalle Dinell
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 4,400 sqm
Photographs: Axel Kårfors, Tord-Rikard Söderström