- office building becomes urban housing block -
CONVERSION PROJECT, RESIDENTIAL
Real estate Agant
Project Vintertullstorget is located at Katarina Bangata 79 on Södermalm, Stockholm. The property has an attractive location near Vitabergs park, Sofo and Hammarby Sjö. The ambition is to transform the existing office building into a housing block that becomes a clear marking point along Katarina Bangata with a strong and conscious design that fits seamlessly into the context. The new volume contains a large variety of apartment types.
The urban block is relatively small with shifting characters and consists of five different bodies with varying heights, materiality and features. The variation of the neighbourhood gives the opportunity to develop Vintertullstorget into a building of its own character. The block relates to different urban spaces, with a clear front towards the street and a stepping façade towards the courtyard, to catch the sunlight. The terraces also create an intimate and small-scale environment in the inner courtyard.
The building has a nuanced vertical division in the façade that relates to the neighbouring buildings. The two-story base gives the block lightness and opens up towards the street. The middle part of the facade consists of a repetitive composition of windows, railings, and solid parts. The rounded corner is a reminder of the existing building. Two stories are added to the existing structure and form a new crown. The set-backs generates terraces for all apartments on these levels. On the roof a large terrace and garden provides space for all residents, who can enjoy the sun and the outstanding view.