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TECHNICAL SHED ON STORÄNGSTORGET

Helena Glantz
Assignment Manager

Helena Glantz

Process Manager & Partner
Architect SAR/MSA

+46 (0)704 869 122 / helena@urbandesign.se

Team: Erik Jarlöv, Anders Ohlin, Karin Ask, Johanna Meschke, Meri Serra

Project Information

Client
The City of Stockholm & Fortum Distribution
Location
Stockholm
Status
Completed 2013
Photographer
Robin Hayes
Awards
Nominated for the Year’s Best Building in Stockholm, 2014

Storängstorget, a new public square located in the rapidly developing area of Norra Djurgårdsstaden (Royal Stockholm Seaport) needed a combined electrical network station and pumping facility for the public fountain. Our solution was to create a building that contributed to the environment through a sculptural facade of wood ribs that creates an inviting, southern-facing bench – a fitting backdrop to watch the activities on the public square. Giving the building this additional public function avoided issues of cost and access to equipment associated with a below-ground solution. The irregular volume surfaced in corten steel with a sedum roof provides information about the level of energy use in the area, and a cut-out image of a deer refers to the name of the community – Hjorthagen (deer meadow).