jean nouvel + mia hagg: meeting lines   slussen masterplan
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jan 03, 2013
jean nouvel + mia hagg: meeting lines slussen masterplan

‘meeting lines’ presentation within the common ground exhibition at the 13th venice architecture biennale
image courtesy of atelier jean nouvel and mia hägg



‘meeting lines’ envisions a new masterplan for stockholm’s main urban hub slussen (‘the lock’), linking the city’s two main islands –
gamla stan and södermalm – together via three bridges; as well as connecting lake mälaren to saltsjön bay and the cliff on södermalm to quays on both islands.
presented at the 13th venice architecture biennale, the scheme was developed by jean nouvel and mia hägg of habiter autrement
and addresses one of the most important meeting and trades sites of the swedish capital which is currently a concrete block composed of an over-scaled
roadway system which sees neighbourhoods as isolated zones rather than united.

rather than destroying what is in place at the moment, the scheme sees the integration of the three connecting arteries into the existing built landscape,
each one set in place to host distinct programs: stockholm living room – a lounge area for the city extending over the subway; stockholm gardens –
a park running 500m over the main roadway; and stockholm rialto – an extension of the quay to the new lock. together, these circulation systems will transform
this congested and much polluted section of stockholm into a more open plan – an inviting venue for all seasons, with climate protected decks for the winter,
and open decks for the summer offering sightlines in all directions, as well as newly-established waterfront promenades and bikelanes,
enhancing the public transit and maritime systems. in addition, they will also host shops, cafés and other commercial areas, encouraging new ways of
inhabiting and moving around the diverse areas of the city.




installation view of the new masterplan for stockholm’s main urban hub
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model of the three arteries: pink – stockholm rialto; blue – stockholm living room; green – stockholm gardens

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image courtesy of atelier jean nouvel and mia hägg



stockholm gardens will offer a 500 m green space extending over the city’s waterway
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stockholm rialto – based of venice’s main bridge
- envisions a marketplace environment
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visualization of stockholm rialto

image courtesy of atelier jean nouvel and habiter autrement / photo by designboom




diagram demonstrating the way in which these three arteries would be implemented

image courtesy of atelier jean nouvel and habiter autrement / photo by designboom




rendering of the stockholm living room

image courtesy of atelier jean nouvel and habiter autrement / photo by designboom




rendering of the stockholm living room as a extension of the city’s quay

image courtesy of atelier jean nouvel and habiter autrement / photo by designboom




aerial view

image courtesy of habiter autrement







axonometric view showing the three bridges

image courtesy of habiter autrement




winter visualization

image courtesy of habiter autrement




jean nouvel and mia hägg discuss the slussen masterplan
video courtesy of the venice architecture biennale




project info:

type: invited competition
location: stockholm, sweden
brief: infrastructure, tube and bus station, lock, commercial and public amenities, dance centre, museum, market
client: city of stockholm
area: 80,000 m²
phase / status: invited competition
architects: ateliers jean nouvel / habiter autrement
jean nouvel / mia hägg

ateliers jean nouvel team members: benjamin alcover, chen chen, juhno cho, keely colcleugh, david fagart, emi hirasawa, raphaelle ishikinazi,
mizuho kishi, toshi kubota, carolina oliveira, manal rachdi, sébastien rageul, raphaël renard, natalie saccu de franchi, charlotte schlumberger,
vatsana takam, anthony thevenon, nobuo yoshida, qiang zou
habiter autrement team members: anthony clarke, adrien durrmeyer, sandrine forais, julie heyde, yichen lu, nicolas métro, hosoub shin,
martin uppman, tanguy vermet, marcel züger
structural engineering, traffic: ARUP – stuart smith, david johnston, stuart jordan, clon ulrick, ellis walker
climate engineering: transsolar – matthias schuler
landscape architects: michel desvigne paysagiste: michel desvigne, elionor scarth
model: jean louis courtois: jean-louis courtois, laurent thiebault
photography: maris mezulis
scenography: ducks scéno: michel cova

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