Studio Malmö

Malmö/ Sweden

Size/  22,000 m²
Competition/ 2007, 1st prize in international competition
Status/ Completed in 2016
Client/ Skanska Öresund
Contractor/ Skanska Öresund
Partner Architect/ Temagruppen
Landscape Architect/ Tema Landskab
Engineers/ Tyréns/ Skanska Stormsystem/ Skanska Teknik
Sustainability/ LEED Platinum
Awards/ 2018, Nomination for Building of the Year Award (Årets Bygge)/ LEED Building of the Year Award 2018
Photo/ Adam Mørk/ Rozbeh Zavari/ Highshot.se

Studio Malmö is a 22,000m² mixed-use harbour development located in central Malmö, a vibrant city in southern Sweden. The 14-storey building accommodates an eclectic mix of offices, conference and event spaces, restaurants, cafés and retail outlets, in addition to a hotel and sky bar. As a catalyst for the ongoing regeneration of the Malmö harbour area, the building is a dynamic focal point and new landmark buzzing with activity day and night, enriching the life of Sweden's third largest city.

Studio Malmö represents the completion of the island of Universitetsholmen. Located at the entrance to Malmö's inner harbour, it acts as a unifying element for the area.

The architectural expression is a clear geometric building designed to fit in alongside its contemporary and historic neighbours, and includes a new public square facing the harbour and city centre.

Based on Scandinavian tradition, the building’s design is simple and legible.

The café, retail shops and event and exhibition spaces on the ground floor are accessible from both the shore side and street side of the building, and open up to the public square atrium in the building's heart.

Via the square atrium, a grand wooden stairway functions as a platform for various activities, and leads to the upper floors where conference rooms, offices, meeting spaces, a hotel and a sky bar can be found.

Open layout office spaces line the atrium, inspiring cross-functional cooperation and making visible the various features of the building.

The Story Hotel comprises 95 guest rooms and features a rooftop restaurant and bar with spectacular views over the city of Malmö, the harbour and the sound.

On the top floor, a total of 250 square meters is dedicated to a cocktail bar, a restaurant and a sky bar overlooking the city of Malmö.

The building’s façades are characterised by dark brickwork in contrast to the window jambs in white concrete. The warm-coloured interior materials give the inviting space a feeling of security.

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