MVRDV unveils plans for the biggest urban development project in Scandinavia

September 8, 2017 by  
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MVRDV and BSK Arkitekter have grand plans for Gothenburg, Sweden. The two architecture firms just unveiled Magasin 113, a proposed transformation and extension of an existing waterfront warehouse in Gothenburg’s future Frihamnen RiverCity —the largest urban development project in Scandinavia. Once renovated and expanded, the multistory warehouse will offer 16,500 square meters of office space, an art center, pop-up spaces, a cafe, tourist information, retail, restaurants, and studios. Magazine 113 is one of the few remaining historic warehouses in the area. The mixed-use adaptive reuse project blends old and new, and will serve as a public hub for a livable neighborhood. The interior is organized into zones and connected via large freight elevators as well as a family of different types of stairs. An outdoor staircase on the waterfront -facing facade connects the different loading balconies with the main public plaza. The architects plan to expand the concrete building’s footprint with the addition of three new levels of timber-framed floors above. A new public space will join the existing structure and new extension, visually uniting the two and attracting public activity from outside. The original brick facade and interiors will be restored, repaired, and displayed beneath a glazed facade to show off Magazine 113’s industrial heritage. The glazed facade that wraps around the existing concrete warehouse and new timber-framed extension provides insulation and a protective “raincoat.” “This will add an exciting blend of a building that is ‘old’ and new, raw and smooth, and solid and transparent at the same time,” wrote MVRDV. Related: The Sax: MVRDV unveils plans for a ‘vertical city’ in Rotterdam “Magasin 113’s location will become a public node through its close connections to other public spaces in the area,” added the architects. “Combined with the nearby park and pool, it aims to attract a wide range of tenants and services, which in turn will help to create an inviting and desirable neighbourhood.” + MVRDV Images via MVRDV

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This green-roofed cultural center in Sweden doubles as a vibrant public square

June 26, 2017 by  
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This green-roofed cultural center in Sweden blurs the line between the indoors and outdoors. Designed by Sweco Architects , the new Bergsjön Kulturhus grows out from the existing hill and blends with the square to form a unified environment. Sweco Architects won a competition to design a new culture house for Bergsjön, a district in eastern Gothenburg. The architects sought to weave storytelling, knowledge and recreation together like a “basket of possibilities”. An atrium serves as the core of the project, and surrounding spaces hold a library, a café, ateliers, exhibition space , meeting rooms, a studio, a small theater, a greenhouse and multi-use facilities. Related: Iceberg-inspired Greenland cultural center celebrates 20 years of resilience in the Arctic The building’s glass facade creates a visual connection between the interior and the green areas outside. Integrated into the surrounding urban fabric, the cultural center creates a welcoming atmosphere and functions as a social arena that fosters interaction. + Sweco Architects Images by Sofia Kourbetis, Linda Hansson

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Sweden expands its hydrogen vehicle refueling station network

December 8, 2014 by  
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Sweden is installing a permanent  hydrogen fuel filling station in the city of Gothenburg. The new station will make it possible to travel by hydrogen-fueled vehicle the whole length of the roughly six-hour drive between Oslo, Norway and Malmö in southern Sweden, which already have stations in operation. The station is the result of a partnership between the regional government, the EU, Hydrogen Sweden and clean fuel companies, with the aim of testing new fuel cell technologies and promoting the uptake of hydrogen-fueled vehicles . Read the rest of Sweden expands its hydrogen vehicle refueling station network Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative fuels , European Commission , fossil fuels , fuel cell technology , Gothenburg , hydrogen , hydrogen fuel , hydrogen powered car , Hydrogen Sweden , PowerCell Sweden , refueling , Sweden , vehicles

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SOM Picked to Build Polestar Tower in Sweden, the Country’s Tallest

June 18, 2014 by  
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Swedish City Gives Commuters Free Bikes for Six Months to Reduce the Use of Cars

May 21, 2014 by  
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A city in Sweden is testing a new program they hope will slash the number of cars on the road. The government is giving away free bikes for six months to three dozen test cyclists. All they have to do in return is promise to use the two-wheelers instead of cars at least three times a week. The test cyclists include students, commuters, parents and children. Read the rest of Swedish City Gives Commuters Free Bikes for Six Months to Reduce the Use of Cars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle design , bike program Sweden , biking program , cycling Europe , Europe bikes , free bikes , Gothenburg , green transportation , Sweden bikes , Sweden green transportation

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MacMaster’s Floral-Inspired Lamps Lure You In With Seductively Crafted Wooden Curves

May 21, 2014 by  
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KKA’s Lecor Headquarters in Sweden Shortlisted For 2013 WAF Award

August 19, 2013 by  
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KKA Unveils Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations Made From Locally Sourced Wood for Sweden

August 8, 2013 by  
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KKA Unveils Solar-Powered EV Charging Stations Made From Locally Sourced Wood for Sweden

August 8, 2013 by  
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We Are You Unveils Sweeping Green Cycling Center for Gothenburg

June 25, 2012 by  
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