Stockholm Waterfront / White Arkitekter

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  • Architects: White Arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  24600
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2010
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Wojtek Gurak
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  FMG, Ruukki

Text description provided by the architects. Stockholm Waterfront lies adjacent to Stockholm’s Central Station. The site has the best public exposure in Stockholm, with thousands of train passengers passing by every day - its position on the Riddarfjärden bay and its proximity to Stockholm’s City Hall also make it an ideal location.

Stockholm Waterfront / White Arkitekter - Facade
© Wojtek Gurak

The project consists of three separate buildings with a lower congress and concert section closest to the water, an office building, and a 400-room hotel directly connected to the congress building. However, it was not possible to accommodate the requirement for a 3,000-seat congress hall and a 2,000-seat dining room, within the triangular plot.

Stockholm Waterfront / White Arkitekter - Cityscape
© Wojtek Gurak

White’s solution was the key to its success. The equation was solved with moveable seating dual-use spaces and a large section of the congress hall suspended beyond the confines of the site, like an enormous canopy over the entrance. Altering the Stockholm skyline also required the confidence of the client and the authorities.

Stockholm Waterfront / White Arkitekter - Beam, Windows, Steel
© Wojtek Gurak

The upper part of the congress hall will also be spectacular - a free form interacting with movement on the flyovers and quays around the building. The upper seating assemblies seat 1,500 people and allow rapid conversion into two separate halls. The lower section of the hall can add a similar number of visitors in cinema-style seating. Alternatively, the lower seating assemblies can quite simply be retracted to provide space for 2,000 banquet guests.

Stockholm Waterfront / White Arkitekter - Chair, Column, Beam
© Wojtek Gurak

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Address:Stockholm, Sweden

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Cite: "Stockholm Waterfront / White Arkitekter" 28 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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