79&park, the residential complex in stockholm planned by bjarke ingles group (BIG) back in 2015 (see designboom’s previous coverage here) is now complete and will open for public viewings on november 11, 2018. the project has been developed in collaboration with oscar properties as an extension of the royal national city park that lays in front of it, incorporating a succession of green terraces on top of its cubic structure.

 

designboom was in stockholm to get a first look at 79&park, where bjarke ingels and oscar engelbert, CEO of oscar properties, presented the newly completed building.


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BIG has combined cedar wood and glass for 79 & park’s façade, establishing a strong connection with the surrounding nature. in addition to the private and common balconies and terraces that offer residents unrestricted views, the project also includes several areas at ground level that are open to the general public. the residential complex has been developed as a ‘pixelated’ structure, whose unevenly extruded units house 168 apartments with different layouts. tactile materials such as oak floors, granite ceramic bathrooms, and stone kitchens continue the sense of nature internally, while floor-to-ceiling windows and balcony doors ensure plenty of daylight.


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79&park is a porous residential building of 3.6m x 3.6m modules organized around an open green courtyard. the structure’s tallest corner is lifted up to 35 meters in order to maximize the inflow of natural daylight as well as views. the modules cascade down to the building’s lowest profile at just 7 meters, gradually extending the wooden development into the park. all dwellings have access to private and shared roof terraces. this terraced landscape features a rich variety of plants — hardy perennials, trees, and bushes are sprinkled across the rooftops, appearing green and leafy throughout the different seasons.


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’79&park is conceived as an inhabitable landscape of cascading residences that combine the splendors of a suburban home with the qualities of urban living: the homes have private outdoor gardens and penthouse views of the city and gärdet,’ explains bjarke ingels, BIG’s founding partner. ‘the communal intimacy of the central urban oasis offers peace and tranquility while also giving the residents a feeling of belonging in the larger community of 79&park. seen from a distance, 79&park appears like a manmade hillside in the center of stockholm.’


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the completion of the project coincides with a one day event that also includes the inauguration of another development commissioned by oscar properties — OMA’s ‘norra tornen’. ‘I had four ‘dream architects’ when I started oscar properties 14 years ago; the world’s leading architects who I knew had the ability to take stockholm’s cityscape to a new level,’ concludes oscar engelbert, CEO and founder of oscar properties. ‘we have already managed to get three of them here and today we inaugurate 79&park by bjarke ingels/BIG and norra tornen by reinier de graaf/OMA. this is a great day, not just for oscar properties but also for stockholm. as far as I know a city has never inaugurated two buildings by two world-famous architects on the same day.’


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first images of BIG's 79&park residential complex in stockholm revealed
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image courtesy of oscar properties


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image by sofia tornqvist, courtesy of oscar properties


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diagrams by BIG illustrate the project’s formal development

 

 

project info:

 

name: 79&park
location: stockholm, sweden
program: housing
status: completed
size: 25,000 sqm / 269,098 sqf
type: commission
client: oscar properties
collaborators: acad international, andersson jönsson landskapsarkitekter, BIG IDEAS, de brand sverige, dry-IT, HJR projekt-el, konkret, metator, projit, tengbom, HB trapper

 

partners-in-charge: bjarke ingels, jakob lange, finn nørkjær
project manager: per bo madsen
project leader: cat huang
project architects: høgni laksáfoss, enea michelesio
constructing architects: jakob andreassen, tobias hjortdal, henrik kania
team: agata wozniczka, agne tamasauskaite, alberto herzog, borko nikolic, christin svensson, claudio moretti, dominic black, eva seo-andersen, frederik wegener, gabrielle nadeau, jacob lykkefold aaen, jaime peiro suso, jan magasanik, jesper boye andersen, jonas aarsø larsen, julian andres ocampo salazar, karl johan nyqvist, karol bogdan borkowski, katarina mácková, katrine juul, kristoffer negendahl, lucian racovitan, maria teresa fernandez rojo, max gabriel pinto, min ter lim, narisara ladawal schröder, romea muryn, ryohei koike, sergiu calacean, song he, taylor mcnally-anderson, terrence chew, thomas sebastian krall, tiago sá, tobias vallø sørensen, tore banke

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