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Revealed: hat-trick of Brits shortlisted for 60-storey Swedish skyscraper

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Concept designs by the five finalists including Zaha Hadid, Ian Simpson, and SOM, have been revealed in the contest to design one of the tallest buildings in Scandinavia

UK practices Zaha Hadid Architects, Ian Simpson Architects and the London-office of SOM have drawn up schemes for a 200m-tall, mixed-use tower in Gothenburg.

The trio of Brits is lined up against Manuelle Gautrand Architecture of France and local practice Wingårdh arkitektkontor in the competition organised by the Swedish Association of Architects, the city’s planning department and developers Älvstranden Utveckling.

The detailed concepts went on anonymous, public display earlier this week (26 May).

More than 50 firms from around the world entered the contest for the waterfront project on the North River Bank next to the Lindholmen Science Park.

The 60-storey skyscraper is being billed as a new landmark for the ‘old port and shipyard’ and an ‘exciting part’ of the wider Karlavagnsplatsen project.

According to the brief, the proposed tower must be ‘feasible in a rational manner and with cost awareness’. 

A winner is expected to be announced next month. 

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  • These could be anywhere. Pity. Gothenburg deserves better. Perhaps they should invite only total unknowns in the future. Would be interesting.

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  • Agree. Same old same old.

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  • At 200m above ground, and surrounded by glass, one would hope that one does not suddenly discover they suffer from acrophobia. I am a bit disappointed that except for one, most of them do not extend the welcome mat. Good design invites the observer!

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