Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Building Stockholm, Sweden Development, Swedish Docks Architecture

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

New Swedish Infrastructure Building + Urban Park – design by C.F. Møller Architects

2 Nov 2016

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm Building

Design: C.F. Møller Architects

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

Inauguration in Stockholm for the Värtaterminalen ferry terminal designed by C.F. Møller. More than just a ferry terminal, the innovative facility combines infrastructure with urban park, providing a new recreational space for the people of Stockholm.

Värtaterminalen, Stockholm

Photographs: Adam Mørk

Innovative ferry terminal designed by C.F. Møller opens in Stockholm

An inauguration ceremony will be held on Tuesday in Stockholm for the Värtaterminalen ferry terminal designed by C.F. Møller. More than just a ferry terminal, the innovative facility combines infrastructure with urban park, providing a new recreational space for the people of Stockholm.

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

With its location and design, the ferry terminal marks the first step in the devel-opment of a brand new district in Stockholm that will innovatively integrate city and port.

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

A landmark you can sit on top of

The terminal resembles a cross between a departing ship and the surrounding area’s architecture of cranes, warehouses, etc.

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

“The main idea was to create a vibrant urban environment at the port with a unique urban space catering to both travellers and local residents of Stockholm with a public park on the terminal’s roof. The terminal is thereby a public attraction and an efficient traffic facility where car traffic and a fluid overlap between passenger terminal and quality urban life intertwine and become one,” says Mads Mandrup, the architect in charge of design and partner in the project.

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

The terminal and surrounding urban space are at the same level, providing easy access for all. Meanwhile, the roof of the terminal building is home to a green landscape featuring stairs, ramps, niches and seating areas, all of which invite visitors to take a walk or sit and enjoy the views of ferries, Skærgården and the city.

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

Cohesion and durability

The City of Stockholm and Ports of Stockholm issued a call for tenders in 2010 for the design and construction of a new terminal. C.F. Møller won the contract in an international competition.“It has been a great pleasure to for us to collaborate with the City of Stockholm and Ports of Stockholm.

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

Their visions for the area are an excellent match with our way of thinking. We always think beyond the scope of the building project itself, considering the interaction and cohesion with the sur-roundings and the durability of solution in the big picture and long-term develop-ment of the area,” says partner and architect Mårten Leringe from C.F. Møller’s offices in Stockholm.

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

This long-term perspective included sustainability considerations, as evidenced by the new terminal’s integrated systems powered by solar energy and geothermal heating/cooling, making Värtaterminalen self-sufficient in energy and earning the facility a Gold level environmental certification.

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

Focus on light

The inside of ferry terminal is a testament to C.F. Møller’s careful attention to daylight and pleasant indoor spaces. This focus is particularly evident in the large arrivals and departures hall.

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

The sculptural roof of the hall draws in sunlight by day and provides stunning views of starry skies at night. Many passengers have already enjoyed these views, as ferry operations began earlier this year. On Tuesday, the terminal will open for both travellers and local residents to enjoy the facility’s restaurant, port life and landscaped roof gardens.

An estimated four million people annually will pass through Värtaterminalen, trav-elling to and from Finland and the Baltics.

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm – Building Information

Client: Ports of Stockholm
Architect: C.F. Møller
Landscape: Nivå landskabsarkitekter
Scope: 16,000 square metres and new customs facility of approximately 1,100 square metres

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal Stockholm

Photographer: Adam Mørk

Värtaterminalen Ferry Terminal in Stockholm images / information from C.F. Møller Architects

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