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Wingårdh Arkitektkontor completes new venue in Jönköping

Spira is twisted as a spiral to catch the attention of the eye as well as the body; transparent, to turn every side into a front; compact, to be efficient and sparse; meandering, to create expectation.

The performing arts centre Spira in the city of Jönköping is a regional scene for music and theater in the southern part of Sweden. It is a culturally vivid part of the country, but the performing arts have not had a permanent stage so far. Wingårdh's proposal is a result of a winning competition from 2005 and the house was inaugurated on 11/11/11.

The building is tall, expressive and controls the surroundings of the man-made peninsula in lake Munksjön. The communicative approach is enhanced by the semitransparent façade, on which current programs can be displayed. The bright and curved walls give the building an ephemeral character that relates to the arts that are being performed inside.

The building is designed for rather small audiences, but in many different spaces. The concert hall seats 910, and a smaller theater is designed for 420 people. There is also a multistage, a café stage and a restaurant. All stages are on the same level, providing maximal accessibility for wheelchairs as well as transportations backstage. The characters vary from a deep green serenity of the largest saloon, to the acoustical flexible structure of the multistage.

The narrow but long foyer is a fluid space, all covered in pine, the local wood. It follows the curved line of the building and provides shifting views over the lake outside. The space ends with the café stage. In wintertime the warmth of the interior will make the building glow. In summertime, the foyer opens up to the terraces outside.

The cool, austere glass façades are bound together by warm bands of orange. As the sun sets over the lake, the coloured glass heightens the festive atmosphere of the foyer. The warm light mingles with the din of people coming up from the coat check. The doors of expectation beckon in bright colours. In the darkness beyond them, life is once again about to rise to a dramatic crescendo.

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Please, see this video (from 13th minute) and check this thread.
And where does this source come from, exactly? 266 meters is the highest possible height yet.
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I checked it, but all I can find is confirmation about 82 floors. How can you be so sure that 82 floors translates into 312 meters?

The Shard in London is 306 meters, and it has 95 floors.
Please, see this video (from 13th minute) and check this thread.
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One forumer mentioned that the most ambitious plan is 312 m, 82 floors in the local version of the dedicate thread.

There are only 73 functional floors in The Shard.
I checked it, but all I can find is confirmation about 82 floors. How can you be so sure that 82 floors translates into 312 meters?

The Shard in London is 306 meters, and it has 95 floors.
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But the long stalled Hermitage Plaza in La Defense Paris is 320m.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=634777&page=58
One forumer mentioned that the most ambitious plan is 312 m, 82 floors in the local version of the dedicate thread.

There are only 73 functional floors in The Shard.
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Jukkasjärvi: Icehotel 2016

The design of new version of the original Icehotel (Icehotel 2016) was revelead. Custom suites at the 26th Icehotel in the Arctic Circle include a life-sized ice elephant and a recreation of a 1920s cult horror film.
Located near the town of Jukkasjärvi, in Swedish Lapland, the 55-room Icehotel is built annually from ice and snow sourced from a nearby river.
This year's temporary structure opened on 11 December 2015, and includes 19 uniquely crafted Art Suites as well as a bar and a church.
The suites were all created by different artists, working either individually, in pairs or in groups. They include a room full of flying sheep and a 1970s love capsule.


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More pictures and information: Icehotel 2016 opens in Lapland with suites themed around animals and films
Great impressions of a wonderful place; thanks for sharing!
The design concept of the new Apple flagship store in Stockholms region was revealed. The specially designed building will be constructed in Kungsträdgården.

One way that the new Stockholm store would be different than the average Apple Store build is that the fact that Apple reportedly plans to also overhaul the surrounding area by rebuilding a fountain and public seating area around the building that could be used by the public full-time even when the store is closed.

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More information: Apple shows off gorgeous new flagship Apple Store. planned for Stockholm, Här är Apples förslag på nya Apple Store Kungsträdgården


Is this all one project??
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This year the UN prize for the Best sustainable city development went to the ongoing project Norra Djurgårdsstaden/Stockholm Royal Seaport in Stockholm. The prize was handed in to the city councillor of Stockholm Municipality Karin Wanngård during the C40 (Cities Climate Leadership Group) Awards event in Paris.
The project was praised for the sustainable solutions applied in planning and construction process which are inspirational for other sustainable city development projects worldwide. Norra Djurgårdsstaden or Stockholm Royal Seaport in English is a large area of central Stockholm that is undergoing brownfield redevelopment.


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More information: http://www.stockholmsbyggnyheter.se/2016/03/fn-pris-till-norra-djurg-rdsstaden.
Ateliers Jean Nouvel (France), Lomar Arkitekter, Sollentuna Municipality in Stockholms region and RSS Nordic Holding collaborate on the development project for Helenelund Centrum and Kista (Stockholms ICT cluster).


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More information: Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Lamar Arkitekter, RSS Nordic.

Besides these, the already are three towers of 33+ floors located in Kista and a complex of two towers (171 m, 50 fl. and 34 fl) (Sports Hotel Kista) is proposed.
Gothenburg: RegionCity

A few more illustrations of the project RegionCity extracted from a pdf file Workshop 2 available at http://www.regioncity.se.


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More information about the three workshops: http://www.regioncity.se/pages/nu.html#workshop.
Is the fur used inside those rooms of the ice hotel real? If so, that is very disappointing.
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More visualisations of the Karlastaden area in future as well as interior of the tower are available in the local thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=133030125&postcount=449.

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It seems the planners and the innitiator of the project go for the most ambitious plan: 82 floors and 312 meters which will make it the highest tower in whole the EU by any means of measurement. Karlatornet will be supported by highrises of 40, 35, 27, 16-18 floors. The construction should start no later 2017. :banana:
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The future Karlastaden district (inc. Karlatornet tower)


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Karlatornet and other well-known SOM projects


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Kolmården Wildlife Park: Wildfire

The fastest wooden Rocky Mountain roller coaster in Europe - Wildfire will be located in Kolmården (Kolmårdens djurpark/Kolmården Wildlife Park)!

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Top speed: 113 km/hour
Length: 1 300 meters
Elevation: 57 meters
First drop: 49 meters with a tilt of 83 degrees
Number of inversions: 3
Airtime (the feeling of weightlessness): 12 movements, 4 of those with negative G
Ridetime: 120 seconds
Capacity: 960 persons/hour
Seats per train: 24 personer
Height limit: 120 cm
Investment: 110 miljon SEK
Manufacturer: Rocky Mountain Construction (USA).

Status: under contruction
Preliminary date of completion: 8th of April, 2013.









More information: www.wildfire.kolmarden.com, www.kolmarden.com, Wildfire ska bli snabbast i Europa.
Like planned, the project was finished this year:

Forskaren | Hagastaden ( Stockholm )

Forskaren will serve as a landmark of its central location in Hagastaden near Stockholm, where it will interact with the city and create new collaborative environments. The new district will blend world-class research in health, life science and treatment – complete with housing, a new subway station, green recreation areas and amenities.

Both the characteristic round shape and central Hagastaden location of Forskaren make the building a natural gathering point in the new district. The building’s publicly accessible amenities and surrounding square are designed to be catalysts for new life in the area.









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