SOM to complete scandinavia's tallest building in gothenburg
 
SOM to complete scandinavia's tallest building in gothenburg SOM to complete scandinavia's tallest building in gothenburg
jun 18, 2014

SOM to complete scandinavia's tallest building in gothenburg


SOM to complete scandinavia’s tallest building in gothenburg
image courtesy of SERNEKE

 

 

 

american architecture office skidmore, owings & merrill (SOM) has been chosen ahead of four other practices, including zaha hadid to complete scandinavia’s tallest building. initiated by the SERNEKE group, the 230 meter tower is part of a larger development covering 32,000 square meters. this masterplan comprises residential accommodation, office space and a variety of retail outlets, intended to create an integrated and sustainable neighborhood.

 

the other finalists who submitted anonymous proposals are as follows: ian simpson architects, manuelle gautrand architects, wingårdhs arkitektkontor and zaha hadid architects.

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the tower rises to a height of 230 meters

 

 

 

the jury descried the scheme as an identity-building proposal that takes a smart holistic approach to both the skyscraper and the urban environment. the proposal integrates the local environment into a whole that allows for a vibrant urban environment. the skyscraper’s distinctive identity adds character and vitality to lindholmen and will be gothenburg’s new landmark and pride.’

 

‘we are delighted to have won this prestigious competition and is proud to create a spectacular building and neighborhood for the people of gothenburg’, commented kent jackson, design director at SOM.

som skidmore owings merrill scandinavias tallest tower gothenburg sweden designboom
the high-rise is scheduled for completion by 2019

 

 

 

see designboom’s previous coverage of the competition here.

som skidmore owings merrill scandinavias tallest tower gothenburg sweden designboom
the structure twists as it reaches its pinnacle

som skidmore owings merrill scandinavias tallest tower gothenburg sweden designboom
the project is part of a larger development covering 32,000 square meters

som skidmore owings merrill scandinavias tallest tower gothenburg sweden designboom
the tower rising above the city of gothenburg

  • refined and disciplined – an instant classic

    dbkii says:
  • an enormous zipper.
    interesting…

    anders says:
  • It is refined and elegant and it does look like an enormous zipper. Trouble there.

    Ron Smith says:

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