Discus – Nacka City’s New Landmark

Discus – Nacka City’s New Landmark, Residential Building, Sweden Mixed-Use Development, Architecture

Discus – Nacka City’s New Landmark

Swedish Residential and Commercial Building Complex – design by Belatchew Arkitekter

4 Jun 2019

Discus – Nacka City’s New Landmark Prize

Design: Belatchew Arkitekter

Location: Nacka, Stockholm County, east central Sweden

Discus – Nacka City’s New Landmark Wins DNA Paris Design Awards

The Discus high-rise, Nacka City’s new landmark building, has received the DNA Paris Design Award within the “Housing” category. The award will be presented at the DNA Summer Design Conference on June 28th in Paris.

Discus - Nacka City's New Landmark Prize

Discus was designed by Belatchew Arkitekter on behalf of Swedish real estate developer Sveafastigheter Utveckling. Discus is a new landmark building in Nacka City – a booming part of the Stockholm metropolitan area in Sweden – which with its characteristic silhouette is designed to become a symbol of a growing metropolitan area. Discus will be placed in the heart of Nacka’s new public transport node, right above the metro station in Nacka City’s new city center.

“We are proud of the international attention Discus has received and we are looking forward to develop this project, together with the municipality of Nacka,” says Rahel Belatchew, Founder, Belatchew Arkitekter.

Discus Nacka City Landmark

“It is especially rewarding to have won the DNA Paris Design Awards, since I got my master’s degree in architecture at the Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, a city I hold close to my heart,” Rahel Belatchew concludes.

Previously, Discus was crowned winner at the 2018 edition of the World Architecture News (WAN) Awards, one of the world’s largest architectural competitions. Discus has also been awarded by the Architecture MasterPrize™ (AMP).

Previously on e-architect:

22 Nov + 16 May 2018

Discus – Nacka City’s New Landmark

Design: Belatchew Arkitekter

Location: Nacka, Sweden

Discus – Nacka City’s New Landmark Internationally Recognized

The Discus high-rise, Nacka City’s new landmark building, has received two international architectural awards during November; the World Architecture News Awards and the Arcitecture MasterPrize.

Discus Nacka City Landmark

Discus was crowned winner at this year’s edition of the World Architecture News (WAN) Awards. WAN Awards is one of the world’s largest architectural competitions and this year’s edition is the tenth. Discus won the award in the “Future Projects: Residential” category in competition with contributions from Chicago, Louisiana, Miami and Tehran.

Discus has also been awarded by the Architecture MasterPrize™ (AMP), which is an international award with high ambitions. The AMP celebrates the very best in design excellence and innovation from the worlds of Architecture. The awards program is dedicated to showcasing and promoting exceptional talent, and the value of the art and science of architecture in enriching our lives. Discus received an Honorable Mention in the “Mixed Use Architecture” category in competition with contributions from Brussels, Jakarta, New York, Taiwan and Vienna.

Discus has been designed by Belatchew Arkitekter on behalf of Swedish real estate developer Sveafastigheter Utveckling. Discus is a new landmark building in Nacka City – a booming part of the Stockholm metropolitan area in Sweden – which with its characteristic silhouette is designed to become a symbol of a growing metropolitan area. Discus will be placed in the heart of Nacka’s new public transport node, right above the metro station in Nacka City’s new city center.

– We are proud and pleased that Discus is being built in Nacka. Discus is a fine example of a tall building with exciting architecture that will contribute to Nacka’s new urban silhouette, says Nina Åman, City Architect, Nacka Municipality.

– We are extremely proud of the international attention Discus has received and we are looking forward to develop this project, together with the municipality of Nacka, says Rahel Belatchew, CEO, Founder and Principal Architect, Belatchew Arkitekter.

WAN Awards

AMP Awards

Discus – Nacka City’s New Landmark

Discus, a new landmark building in Nacka City, which with its characteristic irregular silhouette is designed to become a symbol of a growing metropolitan area. Discus will be placed in the heart of Nacka’s new public transport node, right above the metro station in Nacka City’s new city center.

Discus Nacka City Landmark

Discus will consist of about 30 floors and will accommodate 450 to 500 apartments of different sizes, together with commercial and public facilities, creating an active and vibrant place.

– Discus is the first high rise in Nacka’s most central parts, and with its strong form, the building will contribute to Nacka’s exciting silhouette. Discus clearly shows an architectural ambition that Nacka Municipality wants to see in future projects in Nacka City, says Nina Åman, City Architect, Nacka Municipality.

– Nacka is a visionary municipality who dares to test new urban structures where traditional neighborhoods are combined with high rises, says Rahel Belatchew, CEO and Principal Architect, Belatchew Arkitekter.

– Public transport is crucial for the city of the future, and that we now, in Nacka’s most central location, can realize our insights and ideas about an architecture for public transport with high passenger flows is very inspiring, concludes Rahel Belatchew.

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Location: Nacka, Stockholm, Sweden




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