Belatchew Arkitekter and Castellum Win Architectural Competition

11 mars 2019

With innovation, strong identity and a focus on health and well-being, we created 'Damen' (Swedish for 'the Lady') - a place for both pulse and rest where there is room for the spontaneous and unexpected.

With one leg in history and one into the future, ‘Damen’ is a groundbreaking design well rooted in the present. The area Svanen 5 in Norrköping, Sweden, has an attractive location at the square, the water and in walking distance to the new travel center, which creates excellent conditions for a multifunctional building.

‘Damen’ offers a new solution for parking that takes advantage of today’s cutting-edge technology to optimize the utilization rate and reduce built-in volume. This is done through an automated parking solution that requires a lower floor height and at the same time reduces insecurity as no one enters the garage. The usage of lifts and automation eliminates the need for space-consuming ramps.
To meet a future where parking garages may no longer be needed, there is already a strategy in place for a simple conversion to other activities in the future. The innovative parking solution frees up land to be able to create a courtyard with greenery adjacent to the planned for office building, both of which are open with good access to daylight and views outwards. In the office building, flexible premises are created that can meet a working life in change where the use of premises is constantly changing and the need for different types of meeting places increases.

BuzzBuilding in Archinect, 2014.
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Rahel Belatchew in HSB Uppsala 80 år, 2013
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Twist in Trä! #2 2015
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Strawscraper in VICE August 2013
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Rahel Belatchew portrayed in ICON Magazine #7 2012.
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