Etaget

Stockholm, Sweden
Architects
Kjellander Sjöberg
Address
Västra Kungsholmen, Stockholm, Sweden
Year
2013
Facts

Type: Housing
Status: Under construction
Size: L 10 000-40 000 sqm
Client: Tobin Properties, EBAB
Program: 11 000 sqm, 96 apts
Principal: Stefan Sjöberg
Team: Ola Kjellander, Sylvia Neiglick, Linda Schuur, Kamil Szczesny, Mimmi Wide Gustafsson, Moa Wendt, Simon Isacsson, Julia Börjesson, Jesús Franch
Award: 1st prize, parallel assignment

A mini-Manhattan on Kungsholmen

Kjellander + Sjöberg creates a new residential infill on Western Kungsholmen in central Stockholm. Etaget, in the ‘Paradiset 19-21' block, is a distinctive addition with a strong urban identity.

Composed of a mix of offices and light industry, Western Kungsholmen has in recent years developed into a diverse neighbourhood with the emergence of complementary businesses and new housing. Paradiset 19-21, on Nordenflychtsvägen, aims to combine the existing environment with a building that accentuates and develops the city structure further. It is a building designed to fit into the neighborhood's vernacular while providing the area with new qualities.

The project is a pliable mini-Manhattan, creating a vibrant streetscape combining commercial spaces and inviting activities with an expressive urban character on the ground floor. It embraces the essential values of a city - diversity and a wide range of functions. K + S designed a distinct silhouette, with variation in depth, materialization and textures that work both at a distance and in the immediate context. The building's configuration reacts to the various heights of Nordenflychtsgatan and the surrounding buildings.

The project focuses on green space and social-ecological resilience. Given the dense inner city location, every available space is secured and used to provide recreation and positive experiences for the residents. The courtyard is designed as a cheerful social green space, an oasis of flowers and greenery interspersed with bicycle parking. The green roof terraces are a new addition, containing both communal and private spaces for spending time outdoors, cultivation, playing and socializing.

The architectural expression refers to a classical order found in the inner city of Stockholm - an open base with commercial spaces, a main body with apartments and a top with set-back penthouses. The sum is, however, far from traditional, but forms as a whole an innovative project, made up of a series of stacked cubes, vertically displaced; a beneficial addition to the street, of inherent complexity.

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