BIG’s ‘wooden hillside’ residential building in Stockholm officially opens

The building spans 270,000 sf.

November 14, 2018 |
Aerial view of 76&Park

Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu

The idea behind Bjarke Ingels Group’s 79&Park in Stockholm was to create an inhabitable landscape of cascading residences that combines the touches of a suburban home with urban living. The resulting structure, referred to as a “wooden hillside,” provides 169 residential units, almost all with unique layouts, across approximately 270,000 sf.

79&Park’s tallest corner is 35-meters-tall to maximize the amount of natural daylight that reaches the interior garden space and units while the shortest corner is just seven-meters-tall. From a distance, these varying heights give the building the look of a manmade hillside extending toward the Gärdet national park. The building is made up of a series of 3.6 meter by 3.6 meter modules that are organized around the central open green courtyard. The courtyard includes a series plateaus that vary in size to create activity pockets and spaces for amenities, such as a dog daycare, a preschool, and bicycle racks.


Aerial view of 76&ParkPhoto: Laurian Ghinitoiu.

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The units feature white oak floors, ceramic granite in the bathrooms, natural stone in the kitchens, and large windows that create a smooth transition between the indoors and the outdoors. Every unit in the building has access to private and shared roof terraces planted with a variety of trees, bushes, and flowers. 79&Park’s ground floor features commercial space open to the public.


79&Park terracePhoto: Laurian Ghinitoiu.


The interior courtyard of 79&ParkPhoto: Laurian Ghinitoiu.


79&Park as seen from the neighboring national parkPhoto: Laurian Ghinitoiu.

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