Värtaterminalen is the new ferry terminal in the port of Stockholm designed by C.F. Møller, a sign of renewal for the Norra Djursgårdsstaden,
the district linking the city with the port.
C.F. Møller’s project combines an innovative, contemporary terminal with a new city park, a recreational space for citizens. The roof of the structure is a green park with ramps and staircases, places where visitors can stroll or sit down and admire the view of the archipelago, the city skyline and the port.
The terminal will therefore become a public attraction as well as an effective and important link for passenger and vehicle traffic. To facilitate links with the city centre and pedestrian traffic, the passenger area is located on city street level.
The building’s shape, somewhat like a departing ship and somewhat like a warehouse, pays homage to the history of the site, a former industrial area with big cranes and warehouses. The whole construction is clear and bright thanks to an opening in the roof that lets daylight flow into the whole building from above the staircase. Horizontally, each level is made transparent by big floor-to-ceiling windows with all-round views over the port which do away with the boundaries between inside and outside.
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Landscape: Nivå Landskapsarkitekter
Collaborators: In3prenör AB, Black Ljusdesign, Brandskyddslaget, Bbh Arkitekter & Ingenjörer
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Images courtesy of C.F. Møller, photo by Adam Mørk