Drivhus – Planning & Administrative Offices for the City of Stockholm / UD Urban Design AB + Selgas Cano Architecture

Drivhus – Planning & Administrative Offices for the City of Stockholm / UD Urban Design AB + Selgas Cano Architecture

U.D. Urban Design AB and Selgascano have won an international, invited competition to design the new Planning and Administrative Offices for the city of Stockholm, Sweden. Their project, "Drivhus” (Danish for "Greenhouse”) will be located south of the Stockholm city center in Söderstaden, an area set for redevelopment.

Rendered View from Nynäsvagen. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano
Rendered View from Nynäsvagen. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano

Along with a work space for 1,800 people, Drivhus will become an open, democratic space for civil servants, politicians and the public to meet and discuss future city developments.

Rendered View from Terrace. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano
Rendered View from Terrace. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano

The entire project aims to catalyse the revitalization of a large urban space, turning the surrounding large-scale, event buildings into more human environments. A natural park will become a centerpiece for this new development, surrounded by housing, shopping and cultural activities.

Rendered Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano
Rendered Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano
Rendered Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano
Rendered Aerial View. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano

The greenery from the park will continue into the building, literally crawling "under the skin” of its ETFE (a fluorine-based plastic with high resistance to energy radiation) double- façade, becoming a part of the building’s energy and ventilation systems. The threshold between facade and building will create a temperate micro-climate for the growing plants and complement the interior work spaces. 

Rendered Interior View. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano
Rendered Interior View. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano
  • Architects

  • Location

    Stockholm, Sweden
  • Design Team

    : Helena Glantz, Erik Jarlöv, Jesús Azpeitia, José Selgas, Lucia Cano
  • Construction

    Thomas Nordh, SWECO
  • Energy & Environment

    Will Sibia, SWECO
  • Landscape Architects

    Land Arkitektur
  • Area

    45000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

    Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano

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Address:Stockholm, Sweden

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Cite: Eric Oh. "Drivhus – Planning & Administrative Offices for the City of Stockholm / UD Urban Design AB + Selgas Cano Architecture" 01 Mar 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/782820/ud-urban-design-ab-and-selgascano-unveil-winning-proposal-for-new-planning-offices-in-stockholm> ISSN 0719-8884
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Rendered Main Entrance View. Image Courtesy of Urban Design AB & SelgasCano

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