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  7. Värtaterminalen / C.F. Møller Architects

Värtaterminalen / C.F. Møller Architects

  • 11:00 - 29 November, 2016
Värtaterminalen / C.F. Møller Architects
Värtaterminalen / C.F. Møller Architects, © Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

© Adam Mørk © Adam Mørk © Erik Adamsson © Adam Mørk + 27

  • Construction

    In3prenör AB

  • Architect

    C.F. Møller Architects

  • Landscape

    Nivå Landskapsarkitekter
  • Artists

    Lisa Gerdin, Hans Rosenström, 
Matthias van Arkel and Pia Törnel
  • Other Collaborators

    Black Ljusdesign, Brandskyddslaget, Bbh Arkitekter & Ingenjörer
  • Arts Curator

    Stockholm Konst
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© Erik Adamsson
© Erik Adamsson

Text description provided by the architects. The new terminal for Stockholm’s permanent ferry connections to Finland and the Baltics will be a landmark for the new urban development Norra Djursgårdsstaden - both architecturally and environmentally. 

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

The firsthand experience of the terminal reveals a confident realization and immediacy detailing that demonstrates an innovative new type of typology in the area.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Mixing urban park and infrastructure
The terminal recalls the shape of a moving vessel and the architecture - with large cranes and warehouses - that previously characterized the ports. At the same time, the terminal has an ambitious sustainable profile, characteristic of the entire development. The main idea has been to create natural links between central Stockholm and the new urban area in connection with the terminal, so that city life will naturally flow into the area.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Therefore, the terminal is raised to be at level with the urban zone, so it is easy for both pedestrians and traffic to access. At the same time the roof of the terminal building is designed as a varied green landscape with stairs, ramps, niches, and cosy corners, inviting both Stockholmers and passengers for a stroll or relaxing moments, while enjoying the view of the ferries, the archipelago, and the city skyline. 

Site Plan
Site Plan

In that way radically blurring the way in which the line between architecture, harbour and the rooftop landscape is experienced, linking the terminal to its maritime context in a direct manner, both in scale, tectonics and though its materiality - but also back to the city through its accessible public park on top.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Clarity and consistency
A deliberate clarity and consistency of architectural solutions, most clear through the terminals exposed zig-zag trusses, vast use of floor high seamless panoramic glass sections and seem less floors and cladding used for its facades and ceilings. And for the urban park its vast green buildup on top it's roofscape.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Focus on light
The inside of ferry terminal is a testament to C.F. Møller’s careful attention to daylight and pleasant indoor spaces. This focus is particularly evident in the large arrivals and departures hall. The sculptural roof of the hall draws in sunlight by day and provides stunning views of starry skies at night.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk
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Section
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© Adam Mørk

Made to be self-sufficient in energy
Solar energy and geothermal heating/cooling are provided via the building's integrated systems, making the terminal self-sufficient in energy. Värtaterminalen will receive the environmental certification level Gold.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

An estimated four million people annually will pass through Värtaterminalen, travelling to and from Finland and the Baltics.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Product Description.The firsthand experience of the terminal reveals a confident realization and immediacy detailing that demonstrates an innovative new type of typology the area, capable of intermixing fluid spaces for traffic and passengers, further enhanced through a setting of large seamless surfaces, interwoven from outside in and outwards. Applicating a special atmospheric sensuality and attention to material, detail - perhaps more parallel to the architecture of its vessels it serves than the traditional architecture in the area, surrounding the site of the terminal.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

Radically blurring the way in which the line between architecture, harbour and the rooftop landscape is experienced, linking the terminal to its maritime context in a direct manner, both in scale, tectonics and though its materiality - but also back to the city through its accessible public park on top.

© Adam Mørk
© Adam Mørk

A deliberate clarity and consistency of architectural solutions, most clear through the terminals exposed zig-zag trusses, vast use of floor-high seamless panoramic glass sections and seem less floors and cladding used for its facades and ceilings. And for the urban park it's vast green buildup on top it's roofscape.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Värtaterminalen / C.F. Møller Architects" 29 Nov 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/800396/vartaterminalen-cf-moller-architects/> ISSN 0719-8884
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