Located in high-tech Kista, Victoria Tower is, at 117.6 meters high, one of the tallest buildings in Stockholm. It’s wrapped in an irregular arrangement of metal-coloured triangular glass panes, but what makes this tall tower really special is the top-heavy rectangle at the peak. The design won Wingårdh architects the top award at the World Architecture Festival in 2012.
Located just a stone’s throw from Stockholm’s Central Station, Stockholm Waterfront raised – and continues to raise – eyebrows when it was unveiled in 2010. With moveable interiors and its distinctive metal spikes slicing through the Stockholm skyline, architects White Arkitekter took some big chances with the three buildings that make up the conference centre, which is revolutionary in its energy efficiency.
This small gem, designed by award-winning Marge Arkitekter, is the main terminal and information point for ferries heading out to the Stockholm archipelago. The design is simple: a cone framing different views over the water, with no front of back. The facade is cloaked in burnished brass allow while the interior is made of rough sawn oak. It’s minimalism at its finest.
Stockholm’s Flat Iron Building might not be as well-known as its New York counterpart, but it’s been attracting increasing attention since Roseberg Architects wedged it in between Torsgatan and Central Station. The gray concrete facade has been machined with a grid of lines and different tones, with the large windows completely flush with the concrete structure that holds them. It’s easy to pass by and not notice but if you look closely it’s a marvel of modern architecture.