The world’s tallest wooden skyscraper – a major residential project win for Berg | C.F Møller Architects in Stockholm
Berg | C.F Møller Architects and DinellJohansson have won the competition for the new landmark for Stockholm with the proposal for the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper and two other housing projects. The Swedish co-operative real estate organization HSB has revealed the outcome of their competition for the new landmark of Stockholm, with the purpose of celebrating the association's centenary in 2023. The competition engaged three groups of architects, in making three creative proposals for residential buildings at three different central spots in Stockholm. The other teams were Rosenbergs Arkitekter in partnership with Utopia Arkitekter and Equator Stockholm with Mojang. The public has voted for their favorite Using HSB Stockholms Facebook, the public has voted for their favorite buildings at each site. A jury has also been involved in selecting a winner. In addition to representatives from HSB Stockholm, the jury included former Town Architect of Stockholm Per Kallstenius, architect and former manager of White Architects Karin Ahlzén and anthropologist Katarina Graffman. - Though it has not yet been decided whether it will be the wooden skyscraper or one of the other two submissions from Berg | C.F Møller and DinellJohansson that we will proceed with, we are very excited and eager to start up the actual building phase of the project together with this team of architects, says HSB Stockholm CEO Anders Svensson. -The purpose of this competition is to create a new landmark for the city of Stockholm. The buildings provided by Berg | C.F Møller Architects and DinellJohansson are all up for the task, says Svensson. The jury's minutes read: "Berg | C.F Møller and DinellJohansson have taken an innovative approach to the layout and function design of the apartments, as well as to the architectural design and spatial orientation of their buildings. With visions on how different functions can be at service not only to the people living in the houses, but to the public as well, they're creating a housing society ready to meet the future." Ideal conditions for both busy modern lifestyles and community spirit “Our idea throughout the entire competition has been to create a complex of residents to accommodate a diversity of people, ranging from students and families with children to pensioners – a complex which creates ideal conditions for both busy modern lifestyles and community spirit, whilst also making it easy to live sustainably,” says Mårten Leringe, managing director of Berg | C.F Møller in Stockholm. E.g. the projects all incorporate convenient facilities such as a supermarket, café, restaurant, fitness centre and library. The three proposals also provide attractive outdoor spaces welcoming visitors. The projects are all sustainable, not only during the construction process and in the choice of materials, but also in terms of the residents' lifestyle. For example, the complexes include a bicycle and car pool operated by the housing association and apartments with kitchen interiors specially designed to make recycling easy.