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Victoria Tower / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor

  • 00:00 - 20 April, 2012
Victoria Tower / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
Victoria Tower / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor, © Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Ola Fogelström © Ola Fogelström © Åke E:son Lindman © Tord-Rikard Söderström + 16

Text description provided by the architects. Victoria Tower

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Wrapped entirely in a cloak of glass, Victoria Tower stands like a lighthouse along the road between downtown Stockholm and the city airport. The 117,6-meter tower is a landmark for the Kista IT office park and for the conference center at the base of the tower and a manifestation of the area’s high-tech profile.

© Tord-Rikard Söderström
© Tord-Rikard Söderström

At the base of the slender tower there is a broad podium that includes a restaurant, conference area and more. The parallelepiped form of the tower is topped by a rectangular cuboid, so that the upper floors project out beyond the shaft below. An irregular arrangement of metal-colored triangular panes of glass gives the façade its character. It incorporates eight different types of glass distributed randomly over the surface so that no regular pattern can be detected. Thin layers of metal oxide have been used to give the panes the insulating and solar shading attributes the situation demands.

1st level plan
1st level plan

With thirty-four storeys, Victoria Tower is one of the tallest buildings in Stockholm. Twenty-two of its floors are occupied by a 229-room hotel, the rest by offices, conference facilities and a sky bar. In response to a request from the client, Arthur Buchard, the lobby, conference spaces, sky bar and hotel rooms have all been designed with furniture from Vitra.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Victoria Tower / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor" 20 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/227856/victoria-tower-wingardh-arkitektkontor-ab/> ISSN 0719-8884
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