Swedish studio Tham & Videgård Arkitekter has unveiled plans for a row of high-rise apartment blocks constructed from timber that will tower over an old harbour in Stockholm.
The 4 20-storey apartment blocks proposed for the website by Stockholm-based Tham & Videgård Arkitekter will be constructed and finished completely in Swedish pine, in accordance to the company.
If authorized, the Wooden Highrise apartments will be set along the waterfront in Loudden, a former transport harbour on the island of Djurgården.
“The buildings are constructed totally in one particular material, Swedish solid wood, from the frame to the facade, finishes and windows,” stated a statement from the architects.
The towers will be connected by a 3-storey base and will collectively provide 240 new properties for the city, as properly as quayside dining establishments, cafes and indoor gardens.
Tham & Videgård were commissioned to design the 24,700-square-metre scheme by Folkhem – a regional developer specialising in the building of strong timber buildings – as portion of a wider regeneration of the industrial location.
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“By way of constant use of a renewable material like wood, the outcome is a sustainable, properly-insulated and robust residence structure with very good likely to perform nicely more than time, and minimise the total energy consumption,” stated the architects.
Every apartment will characteristic massive windows that overlook a sea inlet in the centre of the city, whilst enclosed gardens at the leading of each of the 4 blocks will supply residents with communal social room. Apartments will also function personal terraces partially concealed by slatted wooden screens that will provide a degree of privacy and shade.
The towers will be spaced evenly along the block and set at varying angles, to give each residence views in the direction of the sea and to allow sunlight attain the promenade and buildings behind.
The connecting lower-rise block that zigzags along the quayside will accommodate the angle of the towers and develop triangular patios planted with trees.
“The high-rise towers are interconnected by a 3-storey base that supports a clear street segment,” explained the architects. “Its folded strategy shapes exterior spaces for meetings and outdoor routines in wind-sheltered and sunny spots.”
The roof of the reduce connecting building will be planted with flowering sedum to provide drainage for rain water, although solar panels will be positioned on top of the four towers to offset some of the building’s power needs.
A begin date for development of the venture has not but been confirmed.
Scandinavian firm CF Møller revealed programs to create the world’s tallest Wooden Skyscraper in 2013. The 34-storey tower block was the winner of a housing design competition for Stockholm and is planned for completion in 2023.
“The primary reason it hasn’t been done before is that concrete and steel have a big portion of the marketplace,” CF Møller architect Ola Jonsson informed Dezeen. “But now the developing industry has commenced taking obligation for the surroundings.”
“We have a prolonged historical past of creating wooden structures in Sweden,” he explained. “We have a higher expertise of how to use the wood these days and we know that glued or nailed wood does have very sturdy development attributes.”
Architect: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Accountable architects: Martin Videgård, Bolle Tham Crew: Jonas Tjäder, Johannes Brattgård, Ryan McGaffney
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