Project

Väsjön


Size: 2 578 m2 BOA
Client: Svenska Betonghus
Year: 2015

Väsjön - A new neighbourhood in Sollentuna

Competition made in collaboration with Svenska Betonghus for a new city block in the area of Väsjön, Sollentuna, north of Stockholm.

As a point of departure, the desire to combine the existing natural landscape with the new urban city was translated into the scale of a single city block. Here, a mix of different building typologies are used to create a coherent whole, where a variety of housing types help to create the conditions necessary for a diverse neighbourhood. Green gardens and the possibility of urban farming on roofs and greenhouses creates a link between the residential housing and the surrounding nature.

The combination of the four different house typologies: the Corner House, the City House, the Sawtooth House and the Crown House lends itself to an exciting blend of architecture and people in the new area, where each house is individual and the use of material, color and details binds them together. The public ground floor with its mixed offering of cafés, shops and apartments creates a broad variety of activities and a living cityscape. This diversity in program is enhanced by the patchwork of different facade materials like brick, cement and wood. The ground floor of the Corner House with its characteristic pattern opens up toward the new street crossing which becomes an important and attractive meeting place for the residents in the area.

Visualizing work by Pavel Vavilov

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