C.F. Møller Architects wins competition for Major Urban Development Project in Sweden

Luna Quarter

It has been decided that C.F. Møller Architects, with their proposal “The Sky is Our Roof,” has won the competition for the development of the Luna Quarter in Södertälje, Sweden. The competition was fierce, with participation from several of the Nordic region’s leading architectural firms.

The transformation of the Luna Quarter is one of the most extensive urban development projects in the history of Södertälje’s city centrea. Currently known as Lunagallerian, the area is set to be transformed into several open urban districts.

To ensure the best proposal, Telge Properties, which owns the Luna properties in central Södertälje, and Södertälje Mu-nicipality, which is developing the new detailed planning of the area, launched an architec-tural competition.

The jury, consisting of representatives from Södertälje Municipality, Telge Properties, and the Swedish Architects Association, ultimately selected four architectural firms to develop their proposals for the new Luna Quarter.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 26, it was announced during a ceremony in one of the Luna buildings that C.F. Møller Architects was the winner with their submission “The Sky is Our Roof.”.

“We are incredibly proud and happy with the trust placed in us to develop one of Söder-tälje’s most well-known districts. The transformation of the Luna Quarter is an ambitious and forward-looking project with high ambitions to promote well-being for both people and our climate.

This project combines gentle demolition with low-impact construction. Our hope is that the transformation of Luna can become a model for other cities in Sweden and Scandinavia,” says Mårten Leringe, partner and architect at CF Møller.

Jury’s comments on “The Sky is Our Roof
“The winning proposal “The Sky is Our Roof” impresses with its approach to sorting and selecting actions that create value. This applies to the landscape, the city, the district, and the people who will live here. The thoughtful solutions enrich the surroundings in every direction.

The proposal is considered very convincing with beautiful daylighting, the distribution and placement of various activities, and the way entrances are designed and oriented. The plan leverages level changes, providing high long-term value through the conditions the structure creates.

We see attractive and inviting spaces and an architecture shaped with balanced scale and immersive design, which can add great qualities to the city and give Luna a strong character and identity.” Source by C.F. Møller Architects.