Henning Larsen Architects was recently announced as the winner to design a new commercial/mixed-use Gothenburg high-rise that will contribute to the evolving Swedish city of Gothenburg. Last year, SOM and Entasis won a star-studded competition to design what is expected to be Scandinavia's tallest tower in Gothenburg.
The Danish firm was invited into the competition with Swedish firms White Arkitekter and Reflex Arkitekter. In the meantime, the winning design will provide the basis for further planning and development, but construction has not been scheduled.
Check out the design below.
"The project includes an open and inviting ground floor of mixed-use functions and two commercial towers. The remarkable architectonic expression of the towers will create an iconic new landmark in Gothenburg. With a programme of 40,000 m2, the taller tower is expected to rise up to 30 storeys, and will thus form a prominent part of the city’s changing skyline."
"Senior Design Architects Michael Sørensen explains: 'It is our ambition to design a generous building, which is accessible and transparent at ground level, thus adding value to the existing urban environment. In connection with the project, for instance, we create a sunny plaza in the city that will become a common gathering point in the area.'"
"The jury report accentuates, among other things, the proposal’s daylight qualities and organisational flexibility. Moreover, the jury highlighted the rich design of the building volumes and the facades in particular, which create a changing experience as one approaches the building."
"'Furthermore, it is our vision to create a building with functional diversity—that is, a building containing a variety of programmes for different user interests, providing restaurants, café, culture, retail, and gym in addition to the commercial spaces. This ensures life in and around the building at all times, and we have positive experiences with this strategy from other commercial building projects,' Partner and design responsible architect Søren Øllgaard adds."
Find more Henning Larsen Architects projects on Bustler here.
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