- an interplay of three volumes -
ca. 6100 sqm
2020 - ongoing
The project Kavelbron is located in Stockholm, a short walk from the important infrastructural node Älvsjö Centrum. Typical for the area is the variety building types with multi-family houses and individual villas from different decades, which gives the area its diverse character. Building volumes are placed with a certain distance to the property boundaries in order for greenery to flourish.
To perserve the green character of the area and relate to the neighbourhood an open building structure is proposed with volumes of two to four stories. The buildings are designed as three independent volumes that create new sight lines through the area and towards adjacent street scapes. The volumes are withdrawn from the property boundary and carefully positioned in relation to each other, the surrounding buildings and streets to create optimal conditions for a green and attractive environments for residents to enjoy.
A new connection is created between Sjättenovembervägen and Segervägen in the form of a green alleyway. It creates both a shortcut for pedestrians and cyclists and gives access to a half sunken parking garage. Along the alleyway a low building volume with terraced houses is proposed. These houses have private gardens facing south and terraces towards the alley.
The free standing volume on the crossing of Johan Skyttesväg and Segervägen performs as an Urban Villa. It contains space for a café on the southwest corner. The size an proportion of the volume allows views from the street towards the green inner courtyard.
Along Sjättenovembervägen a longer and higher volume is proposed. The scale and height of the building relate to the dimensions of the street and the development in the area. The apartments facing the street are given French balconies and generous windows, while the apartments facing the courtyard have large terraces and balconies.
The building volumes have a uniform design with pitched roofs and a calm material and color palette. Facade materials, window types and details allow the three different volumes to be read together as a whole. The variation in color alludes to the palette of the existing buildings and gives the volumes their own identity.