Architects: Brunnberg & Forshed Arkitektkontor AB
Location: Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Principals in Charge: Hans Bergström (Partner)
Project Architect and Manager: Staffan Corp (Partner)
Project Team: Håkan Brunnberg, Fredrik Liljeström, Charlotta Turesson, Louise Rangmark, Björn Holm, Bosse Nilsson, Stefan Brink, Marianne Jonsson, Walter Wangler, Olga Allpere-Stinzing.
Project Area: ~35,000 sqm
Project year: 2006-2010
Photographs: Robin Hayes
Raphael França and Adrien Mondine have submitted their competition entry for a multicultural cemetery in Järva, Stockholm, Sweden. The challenge and aim of the competition was to develop a place for remembrance and reflection for all on a site already embedded with societal values. The chosen site has an interesting past: an artificial hill was created as a result of the dumping of construction debris from neighboring housing projects in the 70s and 80s, it was then dominated by frisbee players as the one of the most frequented sites in Sweden.
More information on the project and images after the break.
Our friends from NRJA (be sure to view previous NRJA projects on AD, especially their 2009 Building of the Year House) shared their finished competition entry for a cemetery in Järva Common, Stockholm with us. Designing a cemetery is a difficult challenge as it is a place filled with symbolic importance and infused with a commitment to offering hope. The architects decided that this new cemetery will provide a place where the identity of the site is defined not only by the environmental quality of the space and its historical importance, but also by the project’s emphasize on concentration on the memory of the deceased.
More images and more about the project after the break.
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.
C. F. Møller Architects has just won the competition for a new terminal for Stockholm’s permanent ferry connections to Finland and the Baltics. The terminal will be a landmark for the new urban development Norra Djurgårdsstaden at the Stockholm waterfront. See more images and architect’s description after the break.
3XN’s winning proposal for the new structure marking the entrance to Vällingby Parkstad in Stockholm, Sweden, creates a close relation between work life, housing, and leisure. The building’s curved design embraces the area and the lively shaped balconies opens up the structure towards the surroundings thus raising the park up in the air. The dense city structure at the base adds activity at eye level and life thrives on active roof tops and flowering balconies. Construction is planned to begin in 2011.
More images after the break.
Stockholm Bypass (Förbifart Stockholm) is the new highway linking the southern and the northern parts of Stockholm, planned to be open in 2020. The major part of the project – 17 of the 21 kilometres – consists of tunnels. The length of the tunnels requires extra care in designing a safe and attractive environment.
Early conceptual sketches are now interpreted by researchers in behavioural science and traffic safety in cooperation with Rotstein Arkitekter, the architects in charge of the tunnel design. Daylight illumination in the tunnels, optical guidance based on curvature and designed underground domes (working as lungs with fresh air and natural light) are creating continuous flows and unique landmarks.
An early stage of the design concept is now featured in this autumn’s main exhibition at the Swedish Museum of Architecture, spotlighting infrastructure – road and rail traffic – and its connection with urban planning.
More images after the break.
Visiondivision‘s latest project, a residential extension for two children in Stockholm, utilizes a landscape surface that is enhanced by elements around and inside the house. The young children will be spending most of their day enjoying the outdoors, so Visiondivision “wanted to give the two new citizens a safe base where they can explore their new surroundings and be able to appreciate it to the fullest.” By deliberately choosing inexpensive building components, such as windows and façade materials, the architects saved a bigger part of the budget to create as many playful elements as they could.
More about the Hill House after the break.
Visiondivision shared with us their design for the Royal Elephant Pavilion which was rewarded an honorable mention in a not so ordinary competition. Recently, the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustav received two female elephants from the King and Queen of Thailand as a way to express their gratitude for the creation of a Buddhist pavilion in the north of Sweden. Stemming from this event, a competition was created to design the facilities for the two elephants.
More about the Elephant Pavilion after the break.