SPRIDD, in collaboration with etat, has completed a residential complex in norrköping, sweden. ‘weave,’ which won the international competition, ‘MIPIM architectural review future project award’ in 2013, aims to be part of the urban transformation of the area. the district was originally used by the textile industry and is now gradually being converted to offices, educational and cultural institutions, restaurants and housing. 

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façade
south-east façade, all images by anders fredriksén and erik törnkvist 

 

the project by the stockholm based architects, is centrally located in norrköping’s historic industrial inner-city landscape. the building completes a triangular city block in the dense urban zone where three streets meet. the design of the exterior interprets certain characteristics of the industrial landscape such as large fenestration, local towers, repetitive and rational windows. the façade is made of precast concrete with an undulating surface that gives it a textile character, while the window-frames complement in gold anodized aluminium.

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façadewest façade

 

 

the varying levels differ in character: the ground floor spaces connect directly to the street and can be used for small-scale commercial activities or an atelier space combined with accommodation. apartments on the upper floors vary in size and are suitable for students as well as senior citizens and families with children. on the communal roof top terrace, each apartment has its own parcel with views of the cityscape. the scheme also includes an underground garage. the project by SPRIDD and etat effectively energises the area by providing both commercial and domestic space, within an architectural form that complements the historic local landscape.

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façade

south-east façade

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façade

the architecture interprets certain themes of the industrial landscape such as large windows, local towers, repetitive and rational windows.

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façade
south-west façade

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façade
new square and commercial spaces on the ground floor

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façade
large windows maximize natural light exposure

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façade
concrete façade prototype

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façade
site plan

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façade
ground floor plan

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façade
first floor plan

SPRIDD and etat reinterpret sweden's industrial heritage with 'textile' façade
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project info:

 

project name: weave

architects: SPRIDD, etat arkitekter

architects in charge: klas ruin, ola broms wessel, erik törnkvist

completion year: 2018

built area: 3475 m2

project location: tunnbindaregatan – västgötagatan, norrköping

client: ed bygg sverige ab

structural engineering: ramböll norrköping;

mechanical engineering: ventilations projekt i sverige ab, rörproduktion i norrköping ab

electrical engineering: lundgrens el

 

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edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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