Hybrid Tower

 Hybrid Tower . C.F. Møller

Client

Riksbyggen

Address

Västerås, Sweden

Size

15700 m²

Year

2016-

Competition

1st prize in architectural competition. 2017

In the town of Västerås, west of Stockholm, a new residential tower is being constructed that, with a significant silhouette on the town's skyline, will be a striking new landmark.

The project's aim has been to create a place where the town, the building and the green urban space can interact.

One of the tower's striking special features is a green garden on the 15th floor. This courtyard garden has panorama views, and an especially good overview of Västerås and Mälaren.

Due to the tower's elliptical circumference, the tower does not have a rear side, but a continuous façade to all sides.

The many balconies covering the tower's façade are vertically connected by thin glass panes that are placed rhythmically in relation to each other. The balconies are a dynamic relief in the tower's façade, which in the dark winter season is highlighted by LED lighting. The balconies can be closed, to extend the outdoor season for residents, who can also use them as small greenhouses.

At street level, the tower frames a sunny public square, which will serve as the quarter's new meeting place. On the ground floor, towards the square, there will be restaurants and shops, with a green wall of vegetation decorating the long side of the square.

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Team

Architect

C.F. Møller Architects

Landscape

C.F. Møller Landscape

Collaborators, other

Brandskyddslaget
Incoord

Awards

  • 1st prize in architectural competition. 2017

Energy and sustainability

Daylight

Ventilation

Passive solar design

Energy efficient design

High insulation values

Low energy windows

Green Roof

LCA

Sustainable planning

Rainwater harvesting

Noise minimization

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