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.
Point Hyllie Malmo in Sweden by C. F. Møller Architects
September 25th, 2011 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: C. F. Møller Architects
Point Hyllie will be an important part of the new urban space around Hyllie station square. This new development area will accommodate about 7.000 residents, 7.000 workplaces and 17.000 commuters via the underground station and the resunds-trains connecting to Copenhagen.
Point Hyllie consists of four tower blocks rising up from a column-supported base. The tallest building is approximately 95 m high, the next-tallest 49 m, and the final two between 29 and 23 m high. The two tallest buildings, the twin towers, will symbolise a gateway to Sweden, but also a gateway linking the Hyllie residential area with the square. The buildings have been designed to allow the project to be adapted to human dimensions, and there is a gentle and supple transition between high and low. The project will encompass 300 homes as well as offices and shops, and will form a distinctive landmark in the area.
The tall buildings have a slender profile, and facades leaning away from the public space to avoid overshadowing and turbulence. Covered arcades and angled passages lead through the scheme, and link to the surrounding streets. The different heights of the buildings mediate the transitions from the urban hub of the station to the lower, dense urban blocks towards the south, and to the cantilevered roof of the nearby Arena.
The buildings are linked by a continuous, double-height arcade around the station square with street-front cafés and shops at ground level to create a strong and attractive urban realm with a human scale. The two tallest buildings are connected by a two-level retail space for high-end shopping, covered by a large public terrace and roof-garden with restaurant and cafés that offer views to the square and the Øresund.
The housing units occupy the three tallest buildings, from the 3rd floor to the 27th floor. All units enjoy prime views, multiple aspects and generous daylight, including sheltered roof-top terraces available on the top floors.
The buildings energy consumption is targeted to be 40% below Building code requirements, which amounts to approximately 15% below Green Building Standards.
This will be achieved by numerous means, such as heat recovery from ventilation, building envelope performance and air-tightness above standards, controlled solar gain, water conserving fixtures, low-energy lighting, green roofs and environmentally friendly materials etc.
C. F. Møller Architects
C. F. Møller Architects is one of Scandinavia’s oldest and largest architectural practices. Our work involves a wide range of expertise that covers programme analysis, town planning, master planning, all architectural services including landscape architecture, as well as the development and design of building components.
Simplicity, clarity and unpretentiousness, the ideals that have guided our work since the practice was established in 1924, are continually re-interpreted to suit individual projects, always site-specific and based on international trends and regional characteristics.
Over the years, we have won a large number of national and international competitions and awards. Our work has been exhibited locally as well as internationally at places like RIBA in London, the Venice Biennale, the Danish Architecture Centre and the Danish Cultural Institute in Beijing.
A COMMON ARCHITECTURAL GOAL | C. F. Møller Architects was founded by the now deceased Prof. C. F. Møller. Today the firm is a limited company, owned by nine partners: Tom Danielsen, Klavs Hyttel, Anna Maria Indrio, Lars Kirkegaard, Mads Mandrup, Mads Møller, Klaus Toustrup, Julian Weyer and Lone Wiggers. The partnership undertakes the day-to-day management and comprises the company’s board of directors.
C. F. Møller Architects has a long tradition for internal and external cooperation where all parties to a project work towards a common architectural goal. Innovation and creativity are key words in our day-to-day work, and we try to make the drawing studio an attractive workplace, in which individual members of staff will find professional challenges through projects of high quality.
Our head office is in Aarhus and we have branches in Copenhagen, Aalborg, Oslo, Stockholm and London, as well as a limited company in Iceland.
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Category: Urban Design