Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Harbour Stones in Lindholmen, Sweden by C. F. Møller Architects
August 14th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: C. F. Møller Architects
The task has been to design the master plan for a new housing district in the Lindholm area of Gothenburg’s old industrial port.
The scheme consists of 10 sculptural building volumes, hence the name Harbour Stones, varying in height from four to ten storeys. The scheme also includes a tower of approximately 22 storeys which will rise as a landmark. The buildings are designed to maximise the potential for sunlight and views of the harbour, and their facades of re-cycled aluminium make a strong statement with reference to the ship-building history of the site.
Towards the exterior the major urban traits are continued, but the new area opens up inside by means of two public stairs acting as thoroughfares and a third landscaped stair to the waterfront. This creates a micro-climate with sunny, sheltered spaces directly overlooking the harbour, and also opens views out for every resident.
C. F. Møller Architects won the procedure in competition with three other practices: Helen & Hard (NO) Kjellander & Sjöberg (SE) and KOD arkitekter (SE).
C. F. Møller Architects is a partnership owned and managed by Julian Weyer, Mads Mandrup, Tom Danielsen, Anna Maria Indrio, Klavs Hyttel, Lars Kirkegaard, Lone Wiggers, Mads Møller, and Klaus Toustrup.
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Category: Housing Development