Some of world’s best known designers shortlisted for major Stockholm redevelopment

Four teams have been shortlisted to design Central City, a mixed-used development earmarked for sites around Stockholm’s Central Station.

The project was organised by real estate company Jernhusen. It will occupy an area between the major Kungsbron and Vattugatan roads, will include residential, commercial and retail units, and will cover the station’s railway tracks.

The four teams in contention are:

  • CF Møller Architects, Elding Oscarson, Warm in the Winter, AJ Landskap and Atkins
  • Foster + Partners, Marge Arkitekter, LAND Arkitektur, Thornton Tomasetti, Ramboll, Wenanders and TAM Group
  • KCAP, Neutelings Riedijk Architects, Arcadis, Ahrbom & Partner, Landskapslaget and Iterio
  • Snøhetta, 3XN, GXN and Arup.

The teams will plan the area’s structure, functions and overall design. Their final proposals are to be delivered this summer and will be judged by spring 2021. Detailed plans will then be created by 2024, with construction beginning in 2026.

Kerstin Gillsbro, Jernhusen’s chief executive, commented: "Central City is an important project, not only for Jernhusen but also for Stockholm and Sweden. Eight out of 10 of the country’s train journeys pass Stockholm Central.

"The development of the city provides both conditions for increasing Sweden’s train capacity and creating better sustainable travel. At the same time, it is a big urban development project in the heart of Stockholm, which provides fantastic opportunities to increase the attractiveness and security in this part of the city."

Image: Aerial view of Stockholm Central Train Station (Gary718/Dreamstime)

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