Kjellander Sjöberg architects has won the
competition for Nacka Port, a new urban district situated in the
area between Nacka and Stockholm. The site has previously been
identified by Nacka Municipality as a suitable location for a
distinct landmark. The block will contribute to a vibrant urban
context with an inviting and varied program.
- “Nacka Port is a great opportunity to design a building with
three dimensional sculptural qualities as well as a humanistic
and dynamic program. The block has great potential to become a
sustainable and vibrant urban environment, increasing the
concentration of the area”, Stefan Sjöberg, architect.
Three architecture offices were invited to the competition,
which was carried out in dialogue with Nacka Municipality and
Architects Sweden. The planning process has now begun, aiming
for a legally binding development plan in 2020. The project is
commissioned by Nacka Port AB.
A varied and interesting context
Nacka Port, the block Klinten, is in a diverse urban setting
between the commercial centre Sickla köpkvarter and the district
of Hammarby Sjöstad, with features of both an archipelago
environment and older industrial buildings. The competition
program called for a solution to how valuable local experiences
can be created, combined with a distinct and meaningful building
that strengthens the identity, nodes and paths of the area as
well as improving the connections within the urban setting.
Using the historically interesting industrial environment around
the Klinten paint factory as a point of departure, the winning
proposal generates new types of urban spaces, and contributes to
a local, inviting city life.
A three-dimensional urban block
The project creates a sequence of squares diagonally through the
block, flexible and open, with varying characteristics that
invite initiatives from residents, markets and open air-cafés.
The block also provides spaces facing the surrounding
neighborhood where pedestrians and cyclists can stop by. The
block is composed of a lower part facing the adjacent traffic
and a unified volume to the southwest, which divides into two
towers of different heights. Two staggered facades face the
south and the future park. The setbacks generated along the
staggered sides of the building comprise communal and private
terraces suitable for cultivation and greenery. The block is
designed to provide varied impressions from different directions,
a three-dimensional fluid experience.
A positive vision of the future
The core of the Nacka Port concept focuses on creating a
positive vision of the future needs of both humans and our
planet. A tall building that is carbon positive,
lifecycle-adapted with renewable materials and a healthy
microclimate, focusing on ecosystem services. Nacka Port will be
a place to connect and create an inspiring urban and sustainable