OMA to design Tors Torn project in Stockholm, Sweden
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OMA to design Tors Torn project in Stockholm, Sweden

18 Jun 2013

Netherlands-based architecture firm OMA, together with Oscar Properties, has won a competition to design Tors Torn project in Stockholm, Sweden.

Tors Torn project

Netherlands-based architecture firm OMA, together with Oscar Properties, has won a competition to design Tors Torn project in Stockholm, Sweden.

The project, which will feature two towers, is expected to be the third tallest twin skyscraper development in Sweden.

OMA beat off competition from four other design practices to secure the mixed-use project.

The architecture firm said the project follows the existing urban guidelines which call for a gateway to the new Hagastaden area of Stockholm.

As per the proposals, OMA plans to introduce a rough skin formed through an alternating pattern of protruding living spaces and introverted outdoor spaces.

The project will be led by OMA partner Reinier de Graaf and OMA associate Alex de Jong.

Reinier de Graaf said the 100m-high towers define the new neighborhood Hagastaden as an integral part of Stockholm.

"The informal appearance of the towers will express domesticity, perhaps even humanism," de Graaf said.

After completion, the project will feature private residential apartments, a public programme for the community of Hagastaden, an ongoing urban development project aiming to extend the area of Stockholm.

Plans also include a bar and exhibition space on the upper floors of one tower and the ground floors of both towers will house health clubs, libraries, children’s centres and retail areas.

The Tors Torn project is expected to break ground in 2015.


Image: Tors Torn project is expected to be the third tallest twin skyscrapers in Sweden. Photo: Courtesy of OMA, bloomimages, Frans Parthesius.