belatchew arkitekter’s ‘discus’ is a new landmark building in nacka city, sweden, which with its characteristic irregular silhouette is designed to become a symbol of a growing metropolitan area. discus will be placed in the heart of nacka’s new public transport node, right above the metro station in nacka city’s new city center. the high-rise building will consist of about 30 floors and will accommodate 450 to 500 apartments of different sizes, together with commercial and public facilities, creating an active and vibrant place. ‘discus is a beautiful building in the middle of our upcoming city with an entrance to the metro on the ground floor, stunning views, with parks outside and both offices and apartments within. the building will give the site an identity of both modernity and playfulness,’ says mats gerdau, the mayor of nacka.


night view of belatchew arkitekter’s ‘discus’ seen from the park

 

 

nacka is a visionary municipality who dares to test new urban structures where traditional neighborhoods are combined with high rises. public transport is crucial for the city of the future, and that we now, in nacka’s most central location, can realize our insights and ideas about an architecture for public transport with high passenger flows is very inspiring,’ says rahel belatchew, CEO and principal architect of stockholm based firm belatchew arkitekter. nacka city is the name of the new, dense and mixed-use urban area that is currently being developed in stockholm. in 2025, the metro will be extended to nacka with the addition of three new stations. by 2030, 14,000 new homes and 10,000 new workplaces will have been created in this area, and the population is expected to have risen from 100,000 to 140,000. nacka city is to be a close and innovative part of stockholm — an attractive place to live and work.


its characteristic irregular silhouette is designed to become a symbol of a growing metropolitan area


the high-rise will consist of about 30 floors and will accommodate 450 to 500 apartments of different sizes


nacka is a municipality who dares to test urban structures where neighborhoods are combined with high rises

 

Discus by Belatchew Arkitekter 3D-print Conceptual Video
video by Belatchew Arkitekter

 

 

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