Ground breaking this spring for Norra Tornen by OMA

Norra Tornen by OMA

Norra Tornen by OMAIn 2013 OMA has won the design competition for Tors Torn in Stockholm and the construction work is currently set for May 2015.
Norra Tornen by OMALocalized in the city’s Hagastaden district, OMA’s proposal accommodates a mixed-use program with a retail at ground floor and around 300 apartments across both high towers, of 120 and 104 metres respectively.
Norra Tornen by OMAOMA explains that their design “challenges the expected uniformity and homogenous façade treatment that is often assigned to tower structures. Instead, it extends the skin to expose the individuality of the separate living units in the two blocks – a true vertical, urban agglomeration.”
Norra Tornen by OMAThe façade, defined a “rough skin”, is made of prefabricated concrete elements which are designed to mimic the colours of inner city Stockholm.
Norra Tornen by OMAReinier de Graaf, who is leading the project with OMA Associate Alex de Jong, commented: “The 100 meter high towers define the new neighborhood Hagastaden as an integral part of the growing city center of Stockholm. The informal appearance of the towers will express domesticity, perhaps even humanism.”
Norra Tornen by OMA“In addition to private residential apartments, Tors Torn will also contain a diverse public program for the wider community of Hagastaden, an ongoing urban development project aiming to extend the downtown area of Stockholm.
Norra Tornen by OMAA bar and exhibition space will occupy the upper floors of one tower, with the ground floors of both towers accommodating a health club, library, children’s center and retail areas” according to the press release.

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