4 Teams Shortlisted to Design Central City in Stockholm
Four teams have been shortlisted to design Central City, a mixed-used development earmarked for sites around Stockholm’s Central Station. The project was organised by real estate company Jernhusen. It will occupy an area between the major Kungsbron and Vattugatan roads, will include residential, commercial and retail units, and will cover the station’s railway tracks.
The team consists of constellations of several companies, common to all teams is that they are international and have local roots through Swedish expertise with solid knowledge of the place's history. The four teams are
CF Moller Architects, Elding Oscarson, Warm in the Winter, AJ Landskap and Atkins
Foster + Partners, Marge Arkitekter, LAND Arkitektur, Thornton Tomasetti, Ramboll, Wenanders, and TAM Group
KCAP, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Arcadis, Ahrbom & Partner, Landskapslaget and Iterio
Snohetta, 3XN, GXN and ARUP
The teams will plan the area’s structure, functions and overall design. Their final proposals are to be delivered this summer and will be judged by spring 2021. Detailed plans will then be created by 2024, with construction beginning in 2026.
Stockholm Central Station and the surrounding area has been Sweden's largest and most important hub for international, national, regional and local communication since 1871. Both travel and the Stockholm region are now growing at a steady pace and by developing the station function and location, both travel and the city's and region's attractiveness can be strengthened. . The next important step is now being taken towards a new detailed plan for the area. Four selected architectural teams will provide proposals for the planning area's structure, functions and overall design. The urban development project, which is called the Central City, means that the track area between Kungsbron and Vattugatan will be covered and built on to create a representative entrance to Stockholm and Sweden. It houses a developed central station and exchange point for sustainable modes of transport, urban spaces and activities that attract more people to stay and meet, as well as more workplaces and housing.
The work on a new detailed plan for the area is collaboration between Jernhusen, the City of Stockholm and the Swedish Transport Administration. In total, approximately 150,000 BTA can be created in interaction with both the buildings that already exist on the site and the national interests for the cultural environment that set certain boundaries. About fifty teams of architects from all over the world expressed their interest in the parallel assignment and four teams have now been selected.