Björk & Plaza – Norra Djurgårdsstaden

Two new blocks in the Royal Seaport district

Norra Djurgårdsstaden is a new innovative and sustainable district in Stockholm. When fully developed, it will contain about 5,000 new homes as well as facilities for service and commercial activities. The project, which was a winning competition entry, includes two residential buildings — Björk and Plaza — with a total of 100 flats.

Norra Djurgårdsstaden, Stockholm
Kv. Björk och Plaza, NDS. Belatchew Architects
Kv. Björk och Plaza, NDS. Belatchew Architects




Photo: Michael Perlmutter

Björk, facing the Royal National City Park, has an organic design with a prismatic geometry and cladding in light creme notes with wooden elements. Plaza is situated on the main street, facing the city. Its expression takes inspiration from the city, with a distinctively metropolitan character derived from the urban geometry of the facades and the contrasting colours of the facade stone and panelling.

A compact climate shell ensures low energy consumption, and large balconies along the facades give each building its own unique character. In addition to a common terrace for the residents, both roofs are fitted with energy-generating solar panels and feature green roofs to absorb rainwater and thus reduce pressure on the storm water system. The ventilation system is designed to recover energy from the exhaust air.

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