5,000-home Stockholm district planned with 31 wooden skyscrapers

Stockholm’s Centre Party has selected local firm Anders Berensson Architects to design a neighbourhood in the city’s central dock area that will include 31 cross-laminated timber towers.

The new Masthamnen district will be divided into three main parts:

  • The lower block city: Built on the dock level, it will consist of 19 blocks containing 2,500 apartments, 60,000 sq m of office space and 90 shops and restaurants.
  • Skyscraper city: This will add 31 narrow wooden towers to the lower block, each with 25-35 floors, containing 3,000 apartments and 30 shops and restaurants.
  • The landscape of roofs and bridges: Public parks will be created on the roofs of the lower block city, which will be connected with bridges. 

Anders Berensson Architects commented on its website that the low carbon content of wood made it the obvious choice of material for the development.

Images: Anders Berensson Architects

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  1. why waste wood? Why cut trees and damage environment?
    instead use – nano fiber wood that are 100 times stronger OR
    convert burnt wood to composite wood type and reuse – along
    with renewable material.

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