Thursday, June 17, 2010

Danish architects wins landmark Swedish project

STOCKHOLM. Danish architects 3XN will design a landmark building in a prestigious redevelopment in the Stockholm suburb of Vällingby. The proposal from 3XN, a softly shaped building said to symbolize the human values characterizing the revival of the suburb, was picked by a jury that had four entries to chose between. The other invited competitors were Danish firm BIG and Swedish Wingårdhs and Tham&Videgård.
The building will lead into a new suburban development called Vällingby Parkstad on a site where Swedish energy giant Vattenfall will relocate from its present headquarters.
Vällingby was a model suburb in western Stockholm the 1950’s and 60’s. It’s now planned to be a new type of suburban core as Stockholm develops for the future. Vällingby Parkstad is seen as an example of a new type of high quality suburban residential district.
The 14-floor building’s curved design embraces the area and the lively shaped balconies opens up the structure towards the surroundings thus raising the park up in the air. The dense city structure at the base adds activity at eye level and life thrives on active roof tops and flowering balconies, according to the description from 3XN.
Construction is planned to begin in 2011.


Copyright: 3XN
The winning proposal for the signature building at Vällingby Parkstad.