C. F. Møller Architects won the competition for the new terminal for Stockholm’s ferry connections to Finland and the Baltics. The terminal will be a landmark for the new urban development Norra Djurgårdsstaden – due to a significant architecture and a significant sustainable profile.
As a transit zone the terminal is one of Stockholm’s major thresholds, and we – along with the port and the municipality – viewed the building as a golden opportunity to expose good, energy efficient solutions to a wide audience, e.g. by using centrally located television screens communicating the terminal’s sustainable efforts.
Mads Mandrup, partner of C. F. Møller Architects
New terminal for Stockholm’s permanent ferry connections to Finland and the Baltics
The new terminal for Stockholm’s permanent ferry connections to Finland and the Baltics will be a landmark for the new urban development Norra Djursgårdsstaden – both architecturally and environmentally. The terminal, which will have a facade covered with expanded mesh, recalls the shape of a moving vessel and the architecture – with large cranes and warehouses – that previously characterized the ports. At the same time, the terminal has an ambitious sustainable profile, characteristic of the entire development.
The main idea has been to create natural links between central Stockholm and the new urban area in connection with the terminal, so that city life will naturally flow into the area. Therefore the terminal is raised to be at level with the urban zone, so it is easy for both pedestrians and traffic to access. At the same time the roof of the terminal building is designed as a varied green landscape with stairs, ramps, niches, and cosy corners, inviting both Stockholmers and passengers for a stroll or relaxing moments, while enjoying the view of the ferries, the archipelago, and the city skyline.
The aim is that the ferry terminal will be predominantly self-sufficient in energy and thus stand as an environmental model for public construction. Therefore the architecture of the terminal will integrate i.e. solar and wind power, for example the terraced landscape on the roof will integrate beds of solar cells along with the planting. The plan is to communicate the sustainable efforts to the people in the building by using i.e. centrally placed television screens, helping to raise awareness of the potential of sustainable construction.
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Project: Ferry Terminal in Stockholm
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Architect: C. F. Møller Architects
Client: Stockholms Hamn AB
Address: Värtahamnen, Stockholm, Sverige
Size: 16,500 m2 and a new costums area of 1,100 m2
Year of competition: 2009-2010