Malmström Edström were along with three other architectural firms invited by to a parallel assignment to create a concept for future railway installations and maintenance buildings. The aim of the assignment was to find a design concept with a high architectural standard.
Jernhusen – the client – owns and develops stations, maintenance depots and freight terminals along the Swedish railway. The background to Jernhusen’s initiative is that rail travel increases in Sweden. This means that the transport operators are expanding their fleets of vehicles and there is an increased need for depots for maintenance. Jernhusen has high ambitions in this development.
The selected concept for the building design is volumes added to each other in order to illustrate the content – a number of elongated railway tracks. This implies a moderate scale, whereas the large buildings are subdivided. The volumes are of variable slope in relation to each other, they cooperate to an expression of speed and movement.
Malmstrom Edström was selected for further cooperation with Jernhusen. The office is now working with a proposal to an initial depot for Hässleholm in the south of Sweden.
+ Project credits / data
+ About Malmström Edström Arkitekter Ingenjörer
Malmström Edström Arkitekter Ingenjörer is an architectural firm based in Gothenburg. The staff consists of 12 architects and engineers.
A great part of the projects the office has worked with is the results of competitions and parallel assignments. The projects include cultural buildings, libraries and residential buildings. The office also works within the field of urban planning.