Architects: Rosenbergs Arkitekter
Location: Stockholm International Fairs, Älvsjö, Sweden
Project Team: Alessandro Ripellino, Sara Ericsson, Henrik Nilzén, Benjamin Mandre, Jonas Haga, Johan Nylind
Structure: ELU Consult / Stefan Engberg
Lighting planner: Leif Igelström
Landscape architect: Nivå / Göran Lindberg, Jake Ford
Landscape engineer: Structor / Anders Metzén
Electrical: Miab / Mikael Lemón
Pond technical consultant: Anleka / Jacque de Villiers, Anders Soergel
Project area: 10,000 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Petter Karlberg, Rosenbergs Arkitekter
The new Headquarters will be one of Sweden’s most modern and innovative office buildings – focusing on transparency, Scandinavian simplicity and dynamic social environments. Behind the project is the Danish Architect 3XN in collaboration with Humlegården Fastigheter, representing the property owner Länsförsäkringar Liv.
More images and complete press release after the break.
Dating back to the early 1900s, Carl Möller designed a masonry building to house the local and regional government records of designated Swedish provinces, which was then expended in 1971 by Bernt Nyberg’s extension. Situated in Lund, this branch of the Regional Archives is categorized as a prime example of Sweden’s modernist brick architecture – a tradition that began with architect Sigurd Lewerentz and his collaboration with Erik Gunnar Asplund for the Chapel of the Resurrection at Woodland. The building has become an icon of Swedish architecture with its historic Helsingborg brick, limited fenestration and a sprawling Virginia Creeper climbing its walls.
Thanks to our friends from studiometrico, we’ve learned that this historic building may be facing an unfortunate future as it was sold to become student housing. Such a drastic programmatic shift would create a completely new aesthetic for the building, as large windows, which would be necessary for the residences, would punch through the brick wall.
More about the building after the break.
YAJ Architects present a proposal for the future of industrial buildings in an atmosphere where environmental and sustainable practices are vital, yet largely focus on the construction of housing and offices. This design for the Future Train Depot focuses on a near zero energy performance by using ground water heating and cooling, solar panels, and sensor-driven natural ventilation.
More on this project from YAJ after the break.
Check out Visiondivision’s latest work – a residential extension to an old Swedish house. Expanding upon the clients’ taste in the traditional Swedish houses with mullion windows, or ‘spröjs’ in Swedish, the team set out to exploit the building component by introducing ”a huge mullion window as its main feature.” The mullion window becomes the focal point of the house as it covers the front facade and opens toward the garden that slopes toward the nearby lake.
More images and more about the residence after the break.
KKA (Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture) designed a new office building for the steel manufacturer, Lecor. The building is situated in Kungälv, Sweden which is 10 kilometers north of Gothenburg. Lecor builds advanced steel constructions and of course they like to show their skills in their own building. This combined with the opportunity of creating a landmark building visible for the nearby highway has been the starting points of KKA’s design process. Building is planned to commence during 2011. More images and project description after the break.
Architects: Tham & Videgard Arkitekter
Location: Telefonplan, Stockholm, Sweden
Chief architects: Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
Project architect: Eric Engström
Collaborators: Mårten Nettelbladt, Johan Björkholm, Karolina Nyström, Marcus Andrén, Julia Schönbrunn, Andreas Helgesson
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman
The partnership of Ian Douglas-Jones and Ben Rousseau has created the Legacy of the River Suite at this years Ice Hotel to commemorate the release of Disney’s new film, TRON: Legacy. You can follow the progress of the suite at the project’s website, Extreme-Design, as well as reading on after the break for additional photos and a brief description.
Our friends from Visiondivision shared their latest vacation home for two families in Sweden with us. The coastal site, which has been included on the world heritage list due to its outstanding land uplift geology, has two different levels – an upper level of untouched wood and a lower one of a rocky meadow. The project draws inspiration from the site as its unique arrangement beckons any built structure to blend into its environment. As the site incorporates two very different areas, the architects saw three potential alternatives for the site: either a wooden house set amidst the forest level, a stone house that lies in close connection with the rock outcrops, or, the more challenging alternative of how to appeal to both types of nature present on the site.
More about the project after the break.
Thanks to the New York Post article we noticed that this project Pionen White Mountain, which we featured November 24, 2008, is indeed the WikiLeaks Headquarters. Pionen – White Mountain designed by Albert France-Lanord Architects is housed in a former 1,200 sqm Cold War bunker (originally built as a World War II bunker); an amazing location 30 meters down under the granite rocks of the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm.
One of the original founders of WikiLeaks is architect John Young. Sections and more photographs following the break.
Update: It seems that the New York Post article was misleading. The Pionen – White Mountain facilities, a Bahnhof computer center, hosts two Wikileaks servers at these facilities and provides power, cooling, and Internet access to the servers.
Architects: Albert France-Lanord Architects
Collaborators: Frida Öster and Jonatan Blomgren
Geology Consultant: Geosigma AB
Construction: Albert France-Lanord Architects
Client: Bahnhof AB
Construction Area: 1,200 sqm
Project year: 2008
Photographs: Åke E:son Lindman