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.
Alvik Tower in Stockholm, Sweden by C. F. Møller Architects
August 18th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: C. F. Møller Architects
Alviks torn is a sculptural housing complex designed to bring identity to the district – and thereby, to Stockholm. The site lies in a prominent location towards the archipelago, and forms a transition zone between the city and the landscape, which has inspired the architecture. The development – a fractured block of approximately nine storeys and a landmark 21-storey tower divided into two parts – draws its shape and lines from the steepness and structure of the mountains bordering the lake Mälaren.
The development also contains shops, a restaurant and green spaces to provide the Alvik area with new functions and identity, and create a modern living compound in a continuous, attractive and active urban environment.
The tower will become the landmark of the development, and the buildings’ forms secures each residence a maximum of daylight and view. At the same time, the solution provides free areas which can be used as squares or open spaces – such as a viewing level near the water, and a central square oriented towards the city. The open spaces unite the life of the city with transparent, public-oriented areas at street level.
The entire complex is planned to conserve resources, through excellent thermal performance and on-site solar energy generation. Integrated into the development is a 200 spaces multi-storey car-park.
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