Anders Berensson Architects, Stockholm, wooden skyscraper, wooden structure, Sweden, wooden tower, wooden facade, cross-laminated timber, green architecture, rooftop terrace, solar gain, tall structures

The skyscraper will be retracted six meters (20 feet) from the facade of the existing car park in order to preserve its famous structure, which was designed by Hans Asplund. The new 40-story high building will be built using cross-laminated timber (CLT), with 33 floors protruding above the car park. Residential units will occupy 32 floor, which two floors will operate as public terraces. Distributed across the seven floors of the car park will be shopping areas, restaurants and cafes.

Anders Berensson Architects, Stockholm, wooden skyscraper, wooden structure, Sweden, wooden tower, wooden facade, cross-laminated timber, green architecture, rooftop terrace, solar gain, tall structures

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Referencing the way car parks are navigated, the facade will feature numbers that show different floors. This logic will also be used on the inside. In addition to its symbolic role, the wooden panels on the facade will act as screens, regulating solar gain and keeping the interior cool.

Anders Berensson Architects, Stockholm, wooden skyscraper, wooden structure, Sweden, wooden tower, wooden facade, cross-laminated timber, green architecture, rooftop terrace, solar gain, tall structures

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The project aims to introduce new residential units to the city center and reduce car traffic. ” If we want to reduce the amount of cars in the city center of Stockholm and at the same time make space for more housing without building on green areas, then replacing car parks with housing, shops and restaurants feels obvious,” said the architects. “If the car park is as central located as the one on Regeringsgatan 47 it also make sense to build a high building that can fit a lot of people, shops and restaurants,” they added.

+ Anders Berensson Architects