The new terminal for Stockholm’s ferry connections to Finland and the Baltics will be a landmark for the new urban development Norra Djursgårdsstaden – both architecturally, recreationally and environmentally.
The terminals tectonic architecture is a homage to the shape of a moving vessel and the industrial environment – 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 of the area. 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 terminal.
A sculptural cut in the roof creates daylight all the way down through the building enhancing the vertical flows from the harbour floor up to the top floor. Glass from floor to ceiling on each floor creates a horizontal transparency with a unique 360-degree panorama of the harbor and blurs the border between inside and outside.
Client: Stockholms Hamnar AB
Size: 16,000 m² and a new customs area of 1,100 m²
Address: Stockholm, Sweden
Year of competition: 2009-2010
Architect: C.F. Møller Architects
Landscape: Nivå Landskapsarkitekter
Collaborators: In3prenör AB, Black Ljusdesign, Brandskyddslaget, Bbh Arkitekter & Ingenjörer
Prizes: Shortlisted for the WAN Awards – Transport Sector, 2013 – 1st prize in international competition, 2010