Alviks Tower

 Alviks Tower. C.F. Møller. Photo: Morgan Ekner

Client

PEAB Sverige AB

Address

Stockholm, Sweden

Size

32500 m²

Year

2008-2015

Competition

1. prize in competition. 2008

Alvik Tower is a sculptural housing complex on the waterfront in Bromma, known as a garden city in the Stockholm metropolitan area, with close proximity to Lake Mälaren and several nature reserves.

The site forms a transition zone between the city and the landscape, which has inspired the architecture. The development with 151 apartments - a fractured block of nine storeys and a landmark 18-storey tower divided into two parts - draws its angles and lines from the steepness and structure of the mountains bordering the lake Mälaren.

The layout provides each residence generous amounts of daylight and views. At the same time, the solution provides free areas which are used as squares and public spaces. With restaurants and shops on the ground floor, a large and lush courtyard and a central square oriented towards the city, the development enhances the urban environment for all residents in the area.

The tower houses the larger apartments, with multiple aspects and spacious terraces, while the lower wing houses maisonette-type homes with balconies and roof-top terraces. The sculptural angles and pre-fabricated white polished terrazzo facades give the development a bright and interesting appearance, which varies with the many different lines of sight from the surrounding city.

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Team

Engineering

Sweco

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Awards

  • 'Årets Betongarkitekt' (concrete architect of the year). 2016
  • 1. prize in competition. 2008

Energy and sustainability

High performance thermal insulation

Photovoltaic cells / solar heating

Energy efficient design

Sustainable planning

References

  • 2013 BEYOND Architecture, p. 81 - 83
  • 2013 The Book of Drawings + Sketches, p.250-251
  • 2012 Surmount (Skyscraper/high-rise), Style + Copy p. 318 -325
  • 2011 Architecture Competition Works p. 346 -353
  • 2009 Architecture & Culture (Korea) #340, p. 122-127
  • 2008 ArkFokus #10, p. 19
  • 2008 Byggeri#10, p. 46

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