tham & videgård completes corten-clad school of architecture in stockholm
tham & videgård completes corten-clad school of architecture in stockholm tham & videgård completes corten-clad school of architecture in stockholm
dec 08, 2015
tham & videgård completes corten-clad school of architecture in stockholm



tham & videgård completes corten-clad school of architecture in stockholm
all image courtesy of tham & videgård arkitekter

 

 

 

swedish architecture studio tham & videgård has completed a new school of architecture building for stockholm’s royal institute of technology (KTH). inserted into an existing courtyard, the structure is clad with a corten steel exterior that relates to the adjacent early twentieth century brick surroundings.

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the structure is clad with a corten steel exterior that relates to adjacent buildings

 

 

 

based on a layout that encourages movement across the campus, the scheme seeks to accommodate and encourage circulation both in and around the building. with its rounded contours, the six-storey scheme includes a sunken garden and roof terrace, while cultivating the character of the courtyard as one continuous space.

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the six-storey scheme includes a sunken garden and roof terrace

 

 

 

the interior is designed to be robust and flexible. curving walls create a free flow of contiguous space that enhances a sense of openness rather than enclosure. ‘views and paths are extended through the structure with spatial conditions more akin to a landscape than a traditional institutional building,’ explain the architects.

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deep floor plans mean that extensive glazing is used throughout

 

 

 

at ground level a series of double height spaces — the atelier and exhibition area — designate a generous main entrance that also doubles as an open lecture hall. deep floor plans mean that extensive glazing is used throughout the design, bringing vast amounts of light and transparency inside the building.

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a stairway leads to the workshops at the lower level of the plan

tham videgard arkitekter school of architecture KTH stockholm designboom
the interior is designed to be both robust and flexible

tham videgard arkitekter school of architecture KTH stockholm designboom
curving walls create a free flow of contiguous space

tham videgard arkitekter school of architecture KTH stockholm designboom
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tham videgard arkitekter school of architecture KTH stockholm designboom
the scheme’s dramatic spiral staircase

tham videgard arkitekter school of architecture KTH stockholm designboom
the design promotes a sense of openness rather than enclosure

tham videgard arkitekter school of architecture KTH stockholm designboom
see more projects by tham & videgård arkitekter here

 

 

project info:

 

name: new school of architecture, royal institute of technology (KTH)
location: stockholm, sweden
architect: tham & videgård arkitekter
chief architects: bolle tham and martin videgård
year: 2007-2015
built area: 9,140 sqm

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