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Uppsala: The Latest Architecture and News

ÖSB Housing / Scott Rasmusson Källander

© Scott Rasmusson Källander© Scott Rasmusson Källander© Scott Rasmusson Källander© Scott Rasmusson Källander+ 27

New Tiunda School / C.F. Møller

© Nikolaj Jakobsen© Mark Hadden© Mark Hadden© Mark Hadden+ 50

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  15500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Almedalsgolv

Uppsala Concert & Congress Hall / Henning Larsen

© Åke E:son Lindman© Åke E:son Lindman© Åke E:son Lindman© Åke E:son Lindman+ 51

Uppsala University Main Building / AIX Arkitekter

© Anders Fredriksén© Anders Fredriksén© Anders Fredriksén© Anders Fredriksén+ 45

  • Interior Designers: AIX Arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  7700
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Cembrit, Kahrs, Grynna, Martinsons, Martisons, +3

Uppsala Entré / Svendborg Architects

© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk+ 13

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  25000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: VELUX Commercial, Pressalit, Andréasons Plåtarbeten

Skandion Clinic / LINK arkitektur

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Uppsala, Sweden
  • Architects: LINK arkitektur
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  14300
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Graphic Concrete, RMIG, Thermowood

Town Hall Uppsala / Henning Larsen

Henning Larsen Architects, in collaboration with SLA and Tyréns, has won a competition for the design of a new city hall in Uppsala, Sweden, beating out proposals from Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, White Arkitekter, Ahrbom & Partners, and 3XN Architects.

The project will include a refurbishment and addition to the existing city hall building, which was built in 1957 and only partially completed in accordance with the original drawings. Henning Larsen Architects’ design will close off the L-shaped building, connecting the old and the new with a glass-roofed courtyard to create a new public gathering place for residents of Sweden’s 4th largest city.

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BIG's “Unconventional” Uppsala Power Plant Designed to Host Summer Festivals

Courtesy of BIG
Courtesy of BIG

The city of Uppsala invited BIG to design a biomass cogeneration plant that would offset its peak energy loads throughout the fall, winter and spring as part of an international competition (ultimately won by Liljewall Arkitekter). Home to Scandinavia’s oldest university and landmark Uppsala cathedral, the plant proposal’s biggest challenge was to respect the city’s historic skyline.

Considering the project’s proposed seasonal use, BIG envisioned a dual-use power plant that transcends the public perception; in the summer months, the “crystalline” proposal was designed to transform into a venue for festivals during the peak of tourism. 

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Kjellander + Sjöberg Take First Place with Rosendal Apartments

Kjellander + Sjöberg has won first place in a land transfer competition for Uppsala Municipality. Tasked with the transformation of a city block next to Uppsala’s central square, the architects created an inviting complex of timber apartments surrounding a communal courtyard. Designed to foster a sense of community among residents, the Rosendal complex is, as the project’s architects state, “full of character and unlike anything else.”

Utopia Arkitekter's "Jewel" Selected in Uppsala Travel Centre Contest

Stockholm-based practice Utopia Arkitekter has been selected to design a new travel centre in Uppsala after their "sculptural, eye-catching jewel of a building" won the municipal design contest. Featuring a travel centre, fitness centre and restaurant on the lower floors and offices in the floors above, the building aims for LEED Platinum certification. The design revolves around the incorporation of bicycles, providing commuters with extensive bicycle parking facilities as well as changing room and shower facilities for a convenient transfer from bicycle to train.

More on the design after the break

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