OMA wins competition to design twin skyscrapers in Stockholm

OMA wins competition to design twin skyscrapers in Stockholm

Dutch studio OMA has won a competition to design twin skyscrapers featuring staggered façades in Stockholm, Sweden.

The towers will include apartments, a bar and an exhibition space that are set to occupy the upper floors of one tower with public facilities such as a health club, library and shops on both towers’ ground floors.

OMA explained that the design “challenges the expected uniformity and homogenous façade treatment that is often assigned to tower structures. Instead, it extends the skin to expose the individuality of the separate living units in the two blocks – a true vertical, urban agglomeration.”

Living spaces that project from the exterior create a series of sheltered balconies.

“The informal appearance of the towers will express domesticity, perhaps even humanism,” explained OMA partner Reinier de Graaf.

Working with developer Oscar Properties to construct the 100-metre towers, the buildings will be the third tallest twin skyscrapers in Sweden with plans for construction to begin in 2015.

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