A series of four 20 story mixed use residential towers are planned for the Stockholm water front. 240 residential units will be added to the area with commercial spaces below to house craft stores and small sea-side cafes. The Swedish wood developer Folkhem is backing the project.
This project is especially interesting as it has chosen to express the wood as much as possible. The exterior facade and interior elements of the project are set to expose Swedish timber material. It will be extremely interesting to see how these projects develop and fold into the community over time. Would such projects be viable in modern American cities? What are your thoughts?
Structurally it is still unclear if this will be a completely wood project or if there will be a hybrid service core involved. We hope to gain more information and follow these tall wood projects closely as they near construction.
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