SOM to complete scandinavia's tallest building in gothenburg
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 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.
the high-rise is scheduled for completion by 2019
see designboom’s previous coverage of the competition here.
the structure twists as it reaches its pinnacle
the project is part of a larger development covering 32,000 square meters
the tower rising above the city of gothenburg
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