In Strömkajen, one of Stockholm’s most visited areas, opposite the Royal Palace, next to the Grand Hotel and the National Art Gallery, is Marge Arkitekter’s new terminal buildings for archipelago boat traffic.
“The design concept is inspired by the tourists themselves and the many camera lenses directed towards the different view points.” says Marge Arkitekter. “The idea is based on an elementary form – the cone, which are either open, framing a view over the water alternatively is closed and exposing traffic information.”
“The cones are combined in different ways to meet the demands of the different businesses, resulting in buildings without any specific fronts and backs. Every building is unique but together they create a cohesive expression for the boat traffic of Strömkajen.” Exterior facades are covered with burnished Tombak, a brass alloy, and the interiors are made in rough sawn oak.
“The design places priority on maintaining the free views of the palace from Stallgatan and Grevgränd and on highlighting the monumental edifices on Blasiholmen. The terminal buildings are therefore scaled down in deference to the surrounding architecture.”
Time of project: 2007 – 2013
Building area: 322 square meters
Orderer: Ports of Stockholm
Plåtpriset 2014 (Metal sheet prize 2014)
2nd prize in the Stockholm Building of the Year 2014
Shortlisted in WAF awards 2014- Small Projects category