10-02-2015

Strömkajen: tourism and practicality according to Marge Arkitekter of Sweden

Johan Fowelin,

Stockholm, Sweden,

Gallery, Sport & Wellness, Bar,

A set of three small buildings in the port of Stockholm serves as a terminal and information centre for people travelling in the archipelago, and also contains a café, panoramic viewpoints and a recycling point: an example of architecture at the service of the city and its people.



Strömkajen: tourism and practicality according to Marge Arkitekter of Sweden

Marge Arkitekter of Sweden designed Strömkajen in the port of Stockholm: a useful place for tourists and locals alike. Located at a strategic point between the Royal Palace and the National Art Gallery, it is a terminal for travellers on their way to and from Stockholm archipelago.
The three buildings are all different, and their design, based on the elementary shape of the cone, creates viewpoints without blocking the view from other important buildings in the area. The interiors are clad in rough-hewn oak, while the outside is covered with Tombak, a brass alloy. The building is designed not to require eaves even though it provides shelter from the rain.
While two of the buildings form the terminal proper, the third contains a coffee shop, store room, a recycling point and a panoramic staircase where visitors can take photographs or just sit and enjoy the sun and the view of historic Stockholm.

Francesco Cibati

Design: Marge Arkitekter
Year: 2013
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Client: Port of Stockholm
Total area: 322 sqm
Photos: Johan Fowelin

http://www.marge.se/


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