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Tham & Videgård Propose Wooden High-Rise Housing for Stockholm

Tham & Videgård Propose Wooden High-Rise Housing for Stockholm

Tham & Videgård Arkitekter is the latest to investigate the potential of tall wooden structures. Planned for a site in the former transport harbor of Loudden, which will soon be revived as a new urban area, the practice's mixed-use scheme proposes to integrate 240 apartments within a cluster of four wooden high-rise buildings that reach up to 20 stories.

“The buildings are constructed entirely in one material, Swedish solid wood, from the frame to the facade, finishes and windows,” says the architects. “Through consistent use of a renewable material like wood, the result is a sustainable, well insulated and robust house structure with good potential to perform well over time, and minimize the total energy consumption.”

Plaza at Inner Street. Image © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Plaza at Inner Street. Image © Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Going beyond the project’s wooden structure, the proposal’s shape is designed to maximize solar angles, preserve views and provide direct sunlight to the north-facing quay promenade. Sedum plants cover the roof’s lower base to filer and harvest rainwater, while all four towers are fitted with solar cells. 

Shared gardens and gathering spaces will also be integrated at the top of each tower. 

© Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
© Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Architects in Charge

    Martin Videgård, Bolle Tham
  • Design Team

    Jonas Tjäder, Johannes Brattgård, Ryan McGaffney
  • Client

    Folkhem
  • Area

    24700.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
  • Area

    24700.0 m2

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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Tham & Videgård Propose Wooden High-Rise Housing for Stockholm " 23 Mar 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/612397/tham-and-videgard-propose-wooden-high-rise-housing-for-stockholm> ISSN 0719-8884
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