white arkitekter: stockholm waterfront
‘stockholm waterfront’ by white arkitekter images courtesy of white arkitekter / wojtek gurak and åke e:son lindman
white arkitekter has completed ‘stockholm waterfront’, a congress center located in the heart of stockholm, sweden. positioned adjacent to central station and alongthe riddarfjärden bay, the layered and undulating structure acts as a clear divisionin the skyline between the historic city center and the dynamic new business district.
programmatic functions – including a conference hall, office building and four-star hotel – required a site much larger than the triangular plot of land allotted, a detail that commanded the overall design. subdivided into three varying properties, the facility features a combination of intersecting volumes that slowly expand beyond the confines of the site.
the undulating structure hovers above the entrance
contouring, ribbon-like sheets encircle and enclose the main unit, implementing a sense of movement with the static form. suspended over the entrance, the organic form which houses a congress hall, becomes the primary focus of the entire facility. wrapped in a reflective veil of stainless steel strips, the outer shell hovers away from the structure, further developing the center’s distinctive character.
central station sits below the new congress center
all three volumes are wrapped in a reflective facade
(left) detail (right) lobby
(left) entrance (right) interior corridor
floor plan / level 2
floor plan / level 3
floor plan / level 4
floor plan / level 5
floor plan / level 6
floor plan / level 7
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