white arkitekter: stockholm waterfront
white arkitekter: stockholm waterfront white arkitekter: stockholm waterfront
mar 13, 2011

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

back elevation

all three volumes are wrapped in a reflective facade

(left) detail (right) lobby

(left) entrance (right) interior corridor



site plan

floor plan / level 2

floor plan / level 3

floor plan / level 4

floor plan / level 5

floor plan / level 6

floor plan / level 7


  • the door handle detail is lovely!

    Dani says:
  • Very nice facelift for one of Stockholms most boring areas.

    Terminator says:
  • aaaahhhh…..so boring…….i wish architecture could be more exciting….with new experiences…..really look through the face of the project and there really isnt much….

    arch student for change says:
  • good design well executed

    dbkii says:
  • Wow, Fantastic!

    Flipflipmeheidi says:
  • i love how the light reflects of the facade detail, looks slightly burnt 🙂

    sam says:
  • didn’t realize were resorting back to ornamentalism.

    The the dynamic surface treatment doesn’t happen at the right scale or moment. Instead of cladding the ground floor with a planar glass facade, why not utilize the flowing forms of the screen to create a new pedestrian experience and organize public space that way. Strong idea, bad execution.

    architecture? says:
  • Stainless steel is so ’98.

    el Johanno says:

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