3XN’s Green-Roofed Stockholm City Station to Serve as Entrance to the City Center

Copenhagen-based firm 3XN just unveiled plans for a new mixed use tower to mark the entrance of Stockholm’s inner city center. The Stockholm City Station is composed of 4 buildings of varying heights that will hold a hotel, apartments and an entrance to the train and underground station. Three of the four towers will be topped with green roofs and will provide commanding views of Sweden’s capital.
                                    

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Stockholm Station City is a mixed use development located in the heart of Stockholm that will mark the entrance to the inner city center. Conceived by 3XN, the building addresses a number of public and private functions, and it’s designed to contribute positively to life in the surrounding neighborhood. Composed of 4 tower volumes of varying height, the project features a hotel and conference center, 25 apartments, a sky bar, three green-roofed terraces and some retail on the ground floor level. The building also integrates into the underground public transportation system and provides a connection with the central station nearby.

The project was designed to pay respect to the traditions and characteristics of Stockholm’s architecture and sensitively integrate into the existing environment. “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. “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’”. The 28,000 sq m project was designed for Jernhusen, a Swedish property development company specializing in the development of railway areas, including stations. It is expected to be complete in 2017.

Source / Fuente: Inhabitad.com

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Date / Fecha: 05/09/12

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