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Kjellander Sjoberg to Transform Former Shipbuilding Industry into Vibrant Creative Hub in Malmö, Sweden

Kjellander Sjoberg has revealed plans to transform the historical building Gjuteriet into an innovative, open public meeting place. Located in the Varvstaden district, a new sustainable neighborhood in Malmö, Sweden, the project will become a contemporary and versatile work environment. Fitting 300 workspaces across 4,600 sq. m., the building also includes meeting rooms, open lounges, conference rooms, a conservatory, studios, exhibition spaces, a test kitchen, and wellness facilities.

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Marine Education Center / NORD Architects

© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk© Adam Mørk+ 17

  • Architects: NORD Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  700
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2018

Studio Malmö / SHL

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This Monument to the Humble Honeybee Bears a Stark Warning

Constructed as part of Agrikultura—a triennial of public artworks and urban interventions in Malmö, Sweden—this installation, described by the designers a "maquette of a monument to the honeybee", is in fact home to an entire colony. It references—by design—the mysterious elements of 'bee orientation': verticality (gravity), geometry (the cell structure of the beehive), and the position of the sun relative to the hive. The project is, on the one hand, "a potential memorial for the bees" while, on the other, "a celebration of the sun on which all life depends."

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Malmö Saluhall / Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB

Courtesy of André PihlCourtesy of André PihlCourtesy of André PihlCourtesy of André Pihl+ 20

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  1500 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ruukki, Träullit

Call for Entries: Future Public Space, Malmö

The way we spend time and the things we spend time doing are constantly changing. New technologies enable us to interact in different ways. They also tend to replace older forms of social interaction for better or worse. How can future public spaces facilitate new forms of social interactions?

Isblocket (The Ice Block) / FOJAB arkitekter

© Felix Gerlach© Felix Gerlach© Felix Gerlach© Felix Gerlach+ 18

  • Architects: FOJAB arkitekter
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  6000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Ifö Electric AB, DEKO, Mora Armatur

House L1 / Jonas Lindvall A & D

© Åke E:son Lindman© Åke E:son Lindman© Åke E:son Lindman© Åke E:son Lindman+ 19

Malmö, Sweden

Opportunity Space

Europe’s migration crisis has intensified the need for cities to develop new tools and strategies to help people build skills, earn a living, and establish their place in society. To address this challenge, New York-based design nonprofit Van Alen Institute has launched Opportunity Space, a competition inviting multidisciplinary teams to propose a temporary mobile structure in Malmö, Sweden that will support a wide range of social programs.

The winning team will receive a $10,000 prize, a $5,000 travel budget, and up to $25,000 to implement their proposal in and around Malmö’s Enskifteshagen Park for two months in spring 2017.

Foster + Partners Breaks Ground on Pharmaceuticals Headquarters on Copenhagen Waterfront

Foster + Partners has broken ground on the new headquarters for Ferring Pharmaceuticals A/S in Copenhagen, Denmark. Located on the urban fringe of Copenhagen in Kastrup, the 39,000-square-meter project occupies a waterfront site along the Øresund crossing between Copenhagen and Malmö near the Copenhagen International Airport.

With this location and neighborhood of predominantly low-rise development, the new company offices will feature expansive views towards Malmö and the Swedish coast, where the company was founded.

Sjöjungfrun / Juul Frost Architects

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Malmö, Sweden
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  20000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2016
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Finja, Strängbetong

Kjellander Sjöberg Win The Nordic Built City Challenge / Sted Landscape Architects + BOGL Landscape Architects + Kjellander Sjöberg

Stockholm-based firm Kjellander Sjöberg (K+S) won the Swedish division of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge 2016 with their vision to transform Sege Park, Malmö into a socially sustainable residential hub. Their project "It Takes a Block" uses climate-smart and economically varied housing models to test architecture's capability to foster sustainable living. The proposal was developed in association with students from Lund University and Danish landscape architecture firms BOGL and Sted.

Malmö Live / schmidt hammer lassen architects

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Malmö, Sweden

Dania Park / Thorbjörn Andersson with Sweco Architects

© Eson Lindman© Jens Lindell© Eson LindmanCourtesy of Sweco Architects + Thorbjörn Andersson+ 16

Malmö, Sweden

St Johannesplan & The Konsthall Square / White

© Hanns Joosten© Hanns Joosten© Hanns Joosten© Hanns Joosten+ 10

  • Architects: White
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  28000 Area:  28000
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014 Year:  2014

Santiago Calatrava's Turning Torso Wins CTBUH's 10 Year Award

Rotating a full 90 degrees along nine pentagonal sections, Santiago Calatrava's "Turning Torso" was deemed the world's first twisting skyscraper upon its completion in 2005. Still Scandinavia's tallest tower, the 190-meter Malmö skyscraper has been awarded a 10 Year Award by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) for its continued valued to the surrounding area and successful performance across a number of categories, including environmental, engineering performance, vertical transport, iconography, and others.

“The Twisting Torso is one of those superb examples that went beyond the creation of a signature tower and helped shape an entirely new and invigorating urban fabric,” said Timothy Johnson, Vice Chairman, CTBUH Board of Trustees and Partner, NBBJ.

Tornhuset / Terroir + Kim Utzon Arkitekter

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Malmö, Sweden

City in the City / Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects

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