Riksbyggen and Sweco Architects were announced as the winners of a government-led competition to create a cross-laminated timber framed housing development for the Johanneberg district of Gothenburg, Sweden. The proposal, called “Slå rot” (Swedish for “put down roots”), was chosen for its response to its existing environment with nods to tradition, while still providing an innovative structural system and modern living to the neighborhood. The seven-story building houses 45 apartments in a variety of sizes and arrangements. On the lower floors, the living space ranges from 65 to 100 square meters, with 120 square meter terraced apartments on the rooftops. The apartments face either north-south or east-west to maximize on sunlight and bedrooms are oriented towards the courtyard for privacy.
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