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

jean nouvel + mia hagg: meeting lines slussen masterplan

‘meeting lines’ presentation within the common ground exhibition at the 13th venice architecture biennaleimage 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 hubimage © designboom




model of the three arteries: pink – stockholm rialto; blue – stockholm living room; green – stockholm gardensimage © designboom




image courtesy of atelier jean nouvel and mia hägg



stockholm gardens will offer a 500 m green space extending over the city’s waterwayimage © designboom




stockholm rialto – based of venice’s main bridge – envisions a marketplace environmentimage © designboom




visualization of stockholm rialtoimage courtesy of atelier jean nouvel and habiter autrement / photo by designboom




diagram demonstrating the way in which these three arteries would be implementedimage courtesy of atelier jean nouvel and habiter autrement / photo by designboom




rendering of the stockholm living roomimage courtesy of atelier jean nouvel and habiter autrement / photo by designboom




rendering of the stockholm living room as a extension of the city’s quayimage courtesy of atelier jean nouvel and habiter autrement / photo by designboom




aerial viewimage courtesy of habiter autrement







axonometric view showing the three bridges image courtesy of habiter autrement




winter visualizationimage courtesy of habiter autrement




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




project info:

type: invited competitionlocation: stockholm, swedenbrief: infrastructure, tube and bus station, lock, commercial and public amenities, dance centre, museum, marketclient: city of stockholmarea: 80,000 m²phase / status: invited competitionarchitects: ateliers jean nouvel / habiter autrementjean 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 zouhabiter autrement team members: anthony clarke, adrien durrmeyer, sandrine forais, julie heyde, yichen lu, nicolas métro, hosoub shin, martin uppman, tanguy vermet, marcel zügerconsultants: structural engineering, traffic: ARUP – stuart smith, david johnston, stuart jordan, clon ulrick, ellis walkerclimate engineering: transsolar – matthias schulerlandscape architects: michel desvigne paysagiste: michel desvigne, elionor scarthmodel: jean louis courtois: jean-louis courtois, laurent thiebaultphotography: maris mezulisscenography: ducks scéno: michel cova

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