Östermalm’s Temporary Market Hall, Stockholm

Östermalm’s Temporary Market Hall Stockholm, Historic Sweden Building, Swedish Architecture Design Images

Östermalm’s Temporary Market Hall, Stockholm

Swedish Retail Structure: New Architecture – design by Tengbom, Architects

10 Mar 2017

Östermalm’s Temporary Market Hall in Stockholm

Östermalm’s Temporary Market Hall in Stockholm Wins Swedish Design Award

Design: Tengbom, Architects

Temporary wooden market hall becomes eye-catching landmark

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall in Stockholm

The distinctive new building in Stockholm’s Östermalm is a temporary market hall that was built as a temporary space while the old market hall is being renovated. What nobody expected was the tremendous popularity of this “wooden box”, which ended up winning Sweden’s most prestigious design award.

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall in Stockholm

Photos © Felix Gerlach

The old market hall, built in 1886, in Stockholm’s Östermalm district is known for the prestige its history carries among its committed customers. In 2012, this well-established rendezvous point in Stockholm’s finest district faced a critical need for a complete renovation, and the city invited bids for the refurbishment project. The entrepreneurs of the market hall needed to relocate for a couple of years.

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall in Stockholm Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall in Stockholm

The solution for this challenge was to build a temporary building made of Metsä Wood’s Kerto® LVL (laminated veneer lumber), so that the entire offering of the old market hall was still available under one roof. Afterwards, the building is easy to take down and reuse somewhere else.

7 Feb 2017

Östermalm’s Temporary Market Hall in Stockholm Shortlisted for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Award

Östermalm’s Temporary Market Hall Stockholm is one of 40 shortlisted works competing for the 2017 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award, announced by the European Commission and the Fundació Mies van der Rohe.

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

Mies van der Rohe 2017 Award Shortlist

6 Jan 2017

Östermalm’s Temporary Market Hall Building

Location: Stockholm archipielago, Sweden

Design: Tengbom Architects

Tillfällig saluhall på Östermalmstorg

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall in Stockholm

The historic Market Hall is in desperate need of modernizing and during the period of its refurbishment there was a need to create a temporary Market Hall on the adjacent square. The temporary structure has been a popular success with almost twice as many visitors per week as the historic Market Hall and an increase in the trader’s turnover of up to 50%.

The Temporary Market Hall is located in Östermalm, an affluent neighborhood located right in the center of Stockholm. The temporary structure is located on the square adjacent to the historic Market Hall in order to enable the traders to retain their existing clientele during the refurbishment.

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

In order to be able to house all the market traders and the associated support functions it was necessary for the building to occupy the entire open area of the square (1970 sqm). It was therefore important to turn the temporary loss of a much appreciated urban space into a positive addition to the urban fabric by applying considerable care to the design of the building. It required a sense of quality befitting the local context and the historic Market Hall while using light weight, cost efficient and sustainable materials befitting the temporary nature of the building.

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

The goal for Tengbom with the conceptual design was to reflect the principles and grandeur of the historic Market Hall while working with modern prefabricated modular techniques. The architects have created a large hall with a generous ceiling height of 9-11m and good daylight penetration from the short facades but also from clerestory lights spanning the long facades and from 6 triangular roof lights. To enable level entry access from all sides of the building we decided that the floor slab would follow the slope of the site.

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

The height difference is 1.9m from corner to corner and the market stalls which have to have a level work area step down along the slope of the slab. Market stalls, restaurants and storage are located on the ground floor, while kitchens, staff changing rooms and technical installations are located in two long mezzanine boxes. The market stalls are situated along wide, straight thoroughfares and the main entrance faces that of the old market hall on the edge of the square. With an entrance strategically located on each of the building’s four facades, the existing flow of pedestrian traffic is able continue across the square through the Market Hall during opening hours.

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

The building has an exposed timber structure consisting of a latticework of glulam beams resting on columns of cross laminated timber. The large scale structure has a modular mounting system that enables quick erection and dismantling with the possibility for subsequent reuse at another location. The choice of timber had a number of advantages. The relative light weight of the structure meant that a minimal concrete foundation was possible saving time and money. It is also a renewable resource with a negative carbon footprint.

Temporary Market Hall Physical model:
Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall
photos © Christoffer Skogsmo

The temporary building’s facades consist of a lower band clad in vertical untreated pine battens of varying sizes. Along the short facades it gives way to glazing providing views into the Market Hall and views out for restaurant diners. The upper section of the façade is completely clad in a modular system of translucent multiwall polycarbonate sheeting which is light weight and quick to mount and demount. The material has a good insulation value while allowing large amounts of daylight into the building. This effect is reversed at night time when the cladding it is lit up like a glowing lantern illuminating the square and its surroundings.

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

Tillfällig saluhall på Östermalmstorg Stockholm – Building Information

Name of work in English: Östermalm’s Temporary Market Hall
Name of work in original language: Tillfällig saluhall på Östermalmstorg
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Year completed: 2016 (Year began 2015)
Studio: Tengbom
Authors: Mark Humphreys (1971 United Kingdom); Johan Cederlöf (1971 Sweden); Karin Löfgren (1967 Sweden); Martin Christiansen (1965 Not From Eu); Anna Halldén (1978 Sweden); Xin Li (1971 Not From Eu); Myrke Torstling Everts (1981 Not From Eu)

Lighting: Jonas Lindahl
Fire consulting: Johan Andersson
Project management: Thorbjörn Hallmans, Rolf Gullberg
Construction company: Peter Norlin
Mechanical: Harry Seppäläinen
Electrical: Sonny Svensson
Others: Birgitta Sundberg, Lars Yllman, Lars Norrman

Program: Ephemeral – Commercial
Total area: 1970
Usable floor area: 2000
Client: Stockholm City Real Estate Department
Client Type: public
Map: LatLng: (59.33631029999999, 18.07866660000002)

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

Östermalm's Temporary Market Hall

Östermalm’s Temporary Market Hall Stockholm Nominated for Mies van der Rohe 2017 Awards

Mies van der Rohe 2017 Award Nominations

Östermalms Saluhall
Address: Östermalmstorg, 114 42 Stockholm, Sweden


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