BIG designs lush, terraced mixed-use building in Sweden

Composed of 140 apartments, the project is primarily residential.

October 07, 2015 |
BIG designs lush, terraced mixed-use building

The 79 & Park project will be built next to Stockholm’s Royal National City Park. Renderings courtesy Bjarke Ingels Group

Renderings of Bjarke Ingels Group’s latest project resemble terraced glass cubes arranged similarly to Northern Ireland’s Giant’s Causeway rock formation.

According to Inhabitat, the design is for a mixed-use development in Stockholm’s Gärdet district, commissioned by Oscar Properties. The name of the project is 79 & Park, located next to Stockholm’s Royal National City Park.

Composed of 140 apartments, the project is primarily residential. The ground floor will host commercial spaces, while the southwest corner will contain a public viewing platform. 

About the cascading placement of the cubes, BIG tells Dezeen that “the massing is visually reduced through a language of pixels, scaled to the human form.”

 

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