Stockholm City Station, Swedish Building, Stockholm Station

Stockholm City Station Building Design, Transport Development Sweden, Architect

Stockholm City Station

Swedish Station Building: Inner City Entry Project – design by 3XN Architects

29 Aug 2012

Stockholm City Station Building

Design: 3XN Architects

3XN behind new Project in Central Stockholm

‘Stockholm City Station’ will mark the entrance to Stockholm’s inner city center and integrates the station, a hotel and conference center along with apartments. The main idea behind the design was to create a building that gently adjusts to the area’s existing building in scale and expression, and which reinterprets a number of local Swedish design traditions.

Stockholm City Station building design
image : 3XN

“Stockholm is a beautiful historic city, and therefore new architecture must be very sensitive to the traditions and characteristics that define the city’s architectural traditions”, explains 3XN’s Principal and Creative Director Kim Herforth Nielsen, on the starting point for the design of ‘Stockholm City Station’.

‘Stockholm City Station’ is divided into four smaller volumes, each of which, through height and scale, adapts to the streets and buildings that they are adjacent to. “Our analysis showed that Stockholm has an architectural tradition of marking corners with towers. It is, for example the case of historic buildings such as the Kung Towers in the Norrmalm district, and we have chosen to continue these characteristics in ‘Stockholm City Station’”, says Kim Herforth Nielsen.

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The building contains a number of public and private functions, and will thus contribute positively to creating life in the surrounding neighborhood. The lower level offers an internal street access to the underlying station, from where there is a connection to Stockholm’s central station as well as subway and local train lines.

Higher levels of the building will accommodate the hotel, conference center and the apartments. Three of the four volumes will have green roof terraces offering a splendid view of the Swedish capital. One terrace will be publicly accessible and include a skybar. The other two will belong respectively to the hotel and the apartments.

The facade is formed as a relief, which means that the appearance of the building will vary depending on the angle from which it is viewed. 3XN will be using quality materials typical of Stockholm’s architecture. The client for the project is the Swedish Jernhusen, a property development company specializing in the development of railway areas, including stations. ‘Stockholm City Station’ has a total area of 28,000 m2 and is expected to be completed in 2017.

Danish practice 3XN is currently working on several projects in Sweden, including the new headquarters for Swedbank in Stockholm, a housing project in Vällingby and an addition to Uppsala University.

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