C.F. Møller and DinnellJohansson's Wooden Skyscraper Wins International Competition

01:00 - 14 December, 2013
C.F. Møller and DinnellJohansson's Wooden Skyscraper Wins International Competition, Wooden Skyscraper from the park. Image Courtesy of C.F. Møller and DinellJohansson
Wooden Skyscraper from the park. Image Courtesy of C.F. Møller and DinellJohansson

Scandinavian practice C.F. Møller Architects, in collaboration with DinellJohanssonhas been announced as winner of the HSB Stockholm architectural competition. The winning scheme includes three "ultra-modern residential high-rises" planned for Stockholm's city center. Only one of these proposals will actually be built, including the world's tallest wooden skyscraperCompletion of the chosen tower is set for 2023, the 100th anniversary of the competition organizer and Sweden's largest housing association, HSB. View the three project proposals after the break. 

Subterranean Concrete Orgy / Toki Drobnjakovic and Per Sundberg

01:00 - 28 November, 2013
Subterranean Concrete Orgy / Toki Drobnjakovic and Per Sundberg, Vertical Garden. Image © Per Lundström
Vertical Garden. Image © Per Lundström

The Subterranean Concrete Orgy by Toki Drobnjakovic and Per Sundberg (Per & Toki) is a reinvention of the "infamous" Blue Star building in Stockholm. The designers, looking for a new studio and office space for Studioverket, have collaborated with concrete producer Butong to realize a space of "homogenous diversity" by using a new type of concrete sealed air bubble casting. By incorporating new design features and in reinventing some of the existing, the basement space has been transformed from pornography shop to elegant studio defined by a series of unique interventions. See the changes after the break...

Villa Överby / John Robert Nilsson Arkitektkontor

01:00 - 20 November, 2013
Villa Överby / John Robert Nilsson Arkitektkontor, © Åke Eson Lindman
© Åke Eson Lindman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Design Team

    Robert Nilsson, Maria Århammar, Niklas Singstedt, Martin Zetherström, Vincenzo Cassotta
  • Landscaping

    Mikado Mark & Trädgård, Robert Forsberg
  • Contractors

    Geo Markservice AB, Eva Holmqvist (water/sewage), CSE Projekt, Henrik Nilsson (construction), Itecon AB, Eskil Stenstrand (water), Jan Fransson Elkonsult AB, Håkan Ackland (electricity)
  • Glass contractors/Suppliers

    JB Glaskonsult AB, Johan Backlund, JONI Metall & glasprojektering/ CL Specialglas, Claes Lundén
  • Building contractor

    Liljestrand Entreprenad LE AB
  • Area

    250.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

© Åke Eson Lindman © Åke Eson Lindman © Åke Eson Lindman © Åke Eson Lindman +16

Chipperfield Among 3 Competing for Stockholm's Nobel Prize Headquarters

01:00 - 15 November, 2013
Chipperfield Among 3 Competing for Stockholm's Nobel Prize Headquarters, A P(a)lace to Enjoy / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB. Image © Nobelhuset AB
A P(a)lace to Enjoy / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB. Image © Nobelhuset AB

Out of the 11 high-profile, anonymous entries shortlisted in early October, only 3 are still in the running to design the Nobel Foundation’s new headquarters in Blasieholmen

With completion aimed for 2018, the Nobel Center plans to become on of Stockholm’s most attractive destinations. Not only will the Center’s large auditorium host the annual Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, but it will offer key amenities to serve its surrounding public; In addition to a library, restaurant and retail shop, the Center will include spaces for exhibitions, school programs, events, and interdisciplinary meetings.

The proposals, listed in no particular order, are:

"Marievik 15" Competition Entry / Louis Paillard Architects

01:00 - 10 November, 2013
"Marievik 15" Competition Entry / Louis Paillard Architects, View of Waterfront. Image Courtesy of Louis Paillard Architects
View of Waterfront. Image Courtesy of Louis Paillard Architects

Louis Paillard Architects' proposal for Marievik, a site south west of Sweden's capital, is an attempt to condense 65,000 square metres of housing, retail, restaurants and a school into just 12,000 square metres of available space through "six iconic objects." According to the architects, Stockholm is a city built "by public spaces, shared spaces, [and] parks and gardens", which led to their design "twisting itself around the void."

Sjötorget Kindergarten / Rotstein Arkitekter

00:00 - 17 October, 2013
© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Team Leader

    Anders Rotstein
  • Design Team

    Katarina Bukowska, Måns Elander, Jonas Hesse, Petter Forsberg, Rickard Rotstein
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman +13

SeARCH Wins Urban Renewal Competition in Stockholm

01:00 - 15 October, 2013
SeARCH Wins Urban Renewal Competition in Stockholm, Courtesy of SeARCH
Courtesy of SeARCH

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 Stockholm’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

01:00 - 8 October, 2013
Proposals Unveiled for Nobel Prize’s New Home in Stockholm, A P(a)lace to enjoy. Image © Nobelhuset AB
A P(a)lace to enjoy. Image © Nobelhuset AB

BIG, OMA and SANAA are amongst 12 architectural heavyweights competing to design the Nobel Foundation’s new home in Blasieholmen, Stockholm. 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

01:00 - 26 September, 2013
© Luc Pages
© Luc Pages

© Luc Pages © Luc Pages © Luc Pages © Luc Pages +15

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

01:00 - 17 June, 2013
Wooden Skyscraper / Berg | C.F. Møller Architects with DinnellJohansson, Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects with DinellJohansson
Courtesy of C.F. Møller Architects with DinellJohansson

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 Stockholm. 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

00:00 - 24 May, 2013
Strawscraper / Belatchew Arkitektur, Strawscraper / Belatchew Arkitekter
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 Stockholm skyscraper with "electricity-generating bristles".  The tower in question is Henning Larsen's Söder Torn tower on Södermalm in Stockholm.  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

01:00 - 14 May, 2013
Airport City Stockholm Urban Design Strategy Proposal / Spacescape, Courtesy DinellJohansson & Spacescape
Courtesy DinellJohansson & Spacescape

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

00:00 - 25 April, 2013
The Future of Places Forum , Courtesy of Future of Places
Courtesy of Future of Places

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

01:00 - 4 April, 2013
Restaurant Farang / Futudesign, © Tuomas Uusheimo
© Tuomas Uusheimo
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • 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

    700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

© Wilhelm Rejnus © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo © Tuomas Uusheimo +14

Park 1 Proposal / White

01:00 - 25 March, 2013
Park 1 Proposal / White, © MIR
© MIR

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 Stockholm, 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

01:00 - 21 February, 2013
Årstafältet Housing Proposal / GRAD Arkitekter, © Ásdís Andersdóttir
© Ásdís Andersdóttir

GRAD Arkitekter shared with us their proposal for a housing block in the now unbuilt area of Årstafältet, a southern suburb of Stockholm. 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

18:45 - 6 February, 2013
© Tord-Rikard Söderström
© Tord-Rikard Söderström

On view now until February 9th, the installation by Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh at the Furniture Fair in Stockholm 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

01:00 - 15 December, 2012
HELIX, Forensic Psychiatric Clinic of Stockholm / BSK Arkitekter, © Max Plunger
© Max Plunger

© Max Plunger © Max Plunger © Max Plunger © Max Plunger +18