the world's most visited architecture website
i

Sign up now and start saving and organizing your favorite architecture projects and photos

Sign up now to save and organize your favorite architecture projects

i

Find the most inspiring products for your projects in our Product Catalog.

Find the most inspiring products in our Product Catalog.

i

Get the ArchDaily Chrome Extension and be inspired with every new tab. Install here »

i

All over the world, architects are finding cool ways to re-use run-down old buildings. Click here to see the best in Refurbishment Architecture.

Want to see the coolest refurbishment projects? Click here.

i

Immerse yourself in inspiring buildings with our selection of 360 videos. Click here.

See our immersive, inspiring 360 videos. Click here.

All
Projects
Products
Events
Competitions
Navigate articles using your keyboard
  1. ArchDaily
  2. News
  3. Herzog & de Meuron to Transform Gasholder into Residential Tower on Historic Stockholm Site

Herzog & de Meuron to Transform Gasholder into Residential Tower on Historic Stockholm Site

Herzog & de Meuron to Transform Gasholder into Residential Tower on Historic Stockholm Site
Herzog & de Meuron to Transform Gasholder into Residential Tower on Historic Stockholm Site, © Herzog & de Meuron
© Herzog & de Meuron

Update 10/24/17: We've added an updated rendering to the post!

Herzog & de Meuron, with landscape architects Piet Oudolf and LOLA landscape architects, have revealed plans for a new residential development in the Stockholm neighborhood of Hjorthagen that will repurpose a series of historic gasholders. The project will represent HdM’s first built project in Sweden.

Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects / Produced by IMG+ Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects / Produced by IMG+ Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects / Produced by IMG+ Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects + 10

Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects / Produced by IMG+
Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects / Produced by IMG+

Located within the world’s first National Urban Park, Ekoparken, the formerly industrial area retains a sensation of remoteness from the city, despite it being within a short walking distance to the Ropsten subway station. The site is home to a number of 19th-century industrial buildings designed by architect Ferdinand Boberg, including two brick gasholders that will be preserved. The main architectural project will surround the two additional early 20th-century steel gasholders located on an adjacent hill.

Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects
Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects

With more significant cultural value, the structure of the older and smaller of the two gasholders will be largely preserved, with a new exhibition hall to be built inside. Meanwhile, the larger, 100-meter-tall gasholder will be transformed into a 90-meter-tall mixed-use residential tower containing 45 floors of apartments as well as a ground-floor art gallery. Elsewhere around the development will be a public cafe, bar, bakery, deli, shop and day-care center.

Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects
Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects

The tower’s design is spawned from the cylindrical form of the gasholder, altered in plan to provide all interior spaces with access to natural light and ventilation. A variety of apartment sizes will all be V-shaped in plan, separating bedroom and entertaining functions into wings each optimized for privacy and sun orientation.

Herzog & de Meuron describe the design as “a folding façade with slightly shifting facets that will create an iridescent image of the original gasholder tower.

Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects
Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects
Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects / Produced by IMG+
Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects / Produced by IMG+

The surrounding landscape by Piet Oudolf and LOLA will also be transformed to accommodate for resident and public functions, with meadows and flowing walkways taking advantage of the site’s unique connection to nature.

“The landscape design aims to give the gasometers a common natural ground as well as to add a member to the family: a beautiful meadow garden flanked by a stretched sun bench of 88 meters,” explain the designers. “Together with a plaza between the buildings and a serpentine walk connecting to the surrounding nature it forms the core of the design.”

Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects / Produced by IMG+
Courtesy of Piet Oudolf and LOLA Landscape Architects / Produced by IMG+

The development will integrate into the larger Norra Djurgårdsstaden masterplan, a new community of residential, retail and commercial buildings planned to house as many as 10,000 residences.

News via Piet Oudolf & LOLA, Herzog & de Meuron, Oscar Properites.

View the complete gallery

About this author
Patrick Lynch
Author
Cite: Patrick Lynch. "Herzog & de Meuron to Transform Gasholder into Residential Tower on Historic Stockholm Site" 23 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/882186/herzog-and-de-meuron-to-transform-gasholder-into-residential-tower-on-historic-stockholm-site/> ISSN 0719-8884
Read comments
© Herzog & de Meuron

赫尔佐格与德梅隆将煤气罐改造为居住塔,工业改造的又一重大突破!

You've started following your first account!

Did you know?

You'll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.