Selected for a prestigious urban development project in central Stockholm - C.F. Møller. Photo: Jernhusen
Selected for a prestigious urban development project in central Stockholm - C.F. Møller

Selected for a prestigious urban development project in central Stockholm

C.F. Møller Architects, Elding Oscarson, Warm in the winter, AJ Landskap and Atkins have been selected for a prestigious parallel assignment to develop the area around Stockholm Central Station.


About fifty architectural teams from all over the world registered their interest, and four teams have now been selected for the prestigious task of developing the area around Stockholm Central Station. The project means that the track area between Kungsbron and Vattugatan will be covered and built on to create a representative entrance to Stockholm and Sweden. 

It houses a developed central station and a meeting point for sustainable modes of transport, urban spaces and activities that attract more people to stay and meet, as well as more workplaces and housing. The development enables up to 10,000 new jobs in Stockholm's most attractive location, which in turn can generate an additional up to 40,000 new jobs in the region.


- It is with great pleasure that we have received the news that we are one of the offices that will develop Stockholm Central Station. To be able to work at this site, with its history and great social significance, is a huge honour and challenge for us as architects. Developing areas that are central and close to the station is one of the keys to sustainable urban development for the Stockholm of the future. It is with great humility that we take on this task, and we want to thank Jernhusen for the trust they have given us. It will be a fantastic journey”, says Mårten Leringe, CEO and architect at C.F. Møller Architects in Stockholm, on behalf of the entire team.

Selected for a prestigious urban development project in central Stockholm - C.F. Møller. Photo: Jernhusen

A complex task
Through a parallel architectural assignment, the office will provide proposals for the entire planning area's structure, functions and overall design. The areas physical conditions, the fact that 80% of Sweden's rail traffic operates the station, as well as the national interests in cultural environmental protection and communication, are important input values ​​for the assignment.


- The offices have been selected with great care, based on their abilities regarding architectural work scale, function, durability and feasibility. In addition, empathy and understanding of the specific assignment, as well as the team's organizational and collaboration aspects”, says Anna Bergström, responsible for the parallel assignment at Jernhusen.


In mid-February, the parallel assignment formally starts and then the offices have intensive work ahead of them. It is carried out independently, on the basis of a program, and in dialogue with the assessment group, which includes representatives from Jernhusen, the City of Stockholm and the Swedish Transport Administration. The final proposals will be delivered after the summer.


The assessment group then appoints the proposal that will form the basis for continued work along with the consultation documents, and thus also the office that will continue to work with Jernhusen during the first stage of the implementation of the detailed plan.


The four selected architectural offices are:  

  • C.F. Møller Architects, Elding Oscarson, Warm in the Winter, AJ Landskap and Atkins
  • Foster + Partners, Marge Arkitekter, LAND Arkitektur, Thornton Tomasetti, Ramboll, Wenanders, and TAM Group
  • KCAP, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Arcadis, Ahrbom & Partner, Landskapslaget and Iterio
  • Snøhetta, 3XN, GXN and ARUP 

Experience with similar tasks
C.F. Møller Architects has been involved in several major urban development projects in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, England, Ireland, Finland and Belgium. Among the Swedish projects, the proposal for the new Slussen is worth mentioning. It was developed in collaboration with Foster + Partners. Together with Elding Oscarsson, the office won the competition proposal for Lund Central, and in Aarhus, Denmark, C.F. Møller recently submitted a proposal to cover the railway yard, which creates a green, car-free and vibrant district for everyone. In Oslo, the office has several major development projects at Oslo Central Station, including Fjordporten - Nordic Light, designed in collaboration with Norwegian Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter, which combine successful traffic logistics with interior and exterior urban spaces.


Press Release Jernhusen (SE)

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