C.F. moller reveals a wooden skyscraper for stockholm
C.F. moller reveals a wooden skyscraper for stockholm  C.F. moller reveals a wooden skyscraper for stockholm
jun 19, 2013

C.F. moller reveals a wooden skyscraper for stockholm

C.F. moller reveals a wooden skyscraper for stockholm

image © C.F. moller architects




C.F. moller‘s proposal for the ambitious vision outlined by HSB stockholm’s competition is a towering, solar powered wooden construction. HSB is sweden’s largest housing cooperative and therefore in an ideal position to ask what swedish housing should and could look like by the time the organization turns 100 in 2023. while the competition brief called for an intelligent approach to housing that would both create a dialogue about future residential architecture and posit a solution to  high-density sustainable living, the berg | C.F. moller design seeks to positively exploit the best qualities of wood with the 34 storey skyscraper set to create a beacon for stockholm. more than a distinguishing mark on the landscape, the tower aims to become a meeting point in the city with street level cafes, a community center, market square and communal winter garden. the proposal is a considered vision for a private housing, complete with energy-efficient, glazed verandas and generous, brilliantly joined expanses of variously grained wood. the structure will have a concrete core but employ a timber system of planes that allows inhabitants to have individual gardens.


update: on november 23, 2013 it was announced that the team of berg | C.F. moller and dinelljohansson has won the competition to build the residential tower for HSB stockholm.



the solar-powered skyscraper can be seen from great distances throughout the city

image © dinell johansson



the vision for future housing favors vertical density

image © dinell johansson



street level programming and communal gardens would make the architecture an urban meeting point

image © C.F. moller architects



the durability, beauty and flexibility of wood are exploited in the project

image © C.F. moller architects



glazed verandas and wooden planes  characterize the building skin

image © C.F. moller architects



site plan

image © dinell johansson



typical floor plan

image © C.F. moller architects



  • A building which is held up by a steel reinforced concrete core and perimeter frame, finished in wood. Well done.

    mArkW says:
  • This is a fantastic project! I really hope it will see the day of light. Stockholm is in dire need of more innovative contemporary architecture.

    Erik says:
  • There isn’t too much revealed about the details of the structure here, but I hope for safety the wood isn’t structural. I’ve read about wooden apartment complexes catching fire here in Canada and it’s really not good.

    Brad Comis says:
  • Cool!

  • Erik, you should know that, in case of a fire, wood is far better than steel. At 200° degrees, steel is like chewing-gum and collapses. Wood consumes slowly, leaving time to escape.

    anon0512 says:
  • Sorry Erik, I meant Brad

    anon0512 says:

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