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Old Posted Oct 15, 2007, 9:54 PM
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Thumbs up STOCKHOLM | Victoria Tower | 384 FT / 117 M | 33 FLOORS | T/O

Victoria Tower

117m
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Start 2009
Completion 2011



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Today, the first sod will be officially cut for Stockholm’s second highest building, Victoria Tower, whose tenants include the new hotel Scandic Kista.

Inofficially,construction has already started in earnest.

With its 120 metres, Victoria Tower will be the second highest building in Stockholm after the Kaknästornet.
Building a 33-storey hotel cannot be done overnight and the building contractor Arthur Buchardts AB Invest AS has therefore already begun blasting and excavation work.
The hotel will be completed within two years.

The hotel will have a distinctive design. The glass facades of the hotel will appear to glitter at dusk.
Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor is responsible for the design.
The hotel, located adjacent to the exhibition and events centre Kistamässan, will be operated by Scandic Hotels.
Victoria Tower will contain 300 hotel rooms and 10 floors with around 5,000 sq.m. of office space.

Inauguration of the hotel is planned for September 2011.
Latest renders:





source=http://www.stockholm.se/-/Nyheter/By...rande-byggnad/

This one is a hotel tower about 10km from the Central Station, out here in my suburban burough of Kista. It'll be part of the new KistaMässan convention/exhibition center, but is a separate project from it even thought they'll be physically connected, it looks like. I guess they split things up so if one got held up the other could go ahead without waiting.
here's a map of part of Kista, with other highrise-plans marked. The Victoria Tower is the light blue one on the right.



Older stuff:


Quote from the main investor:
"Men bygget er dimensjonert slik at det kan bygges på 54 meter til…"
my translation:
"But the building is dimensioned so that it can be extended by another 54 meters..."
So it might reach 174m in the future

Old version had mostly hotel but also 10fl offices and a bar up top! Status of this not known in this latest version.



A previous version was at 140m going to be Stockholm's tallest, and construction was supposed to start in 2008 but with the economic crash the plans are now on hold waiting for things to turn upwards. Considering the location and financial/political backing for it I'd be surprised if it, or a close variant, didn't get built eventually.



New newslinks: (in Scandinavian)
http://www.dn.se/sthlm/spektakulart-...kista-1.830256
http://www.h-a.no/Nyheter/Nyheter/ta...ModuleId=44335


Even older
again, in Scandianvian.

Source/Newslink: http://www.dn.se/sthlm/spektakulart-...kista-1.830256
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Om två år ska ett nytt hotell med 300 rum invigas i Kista i nordvästra Stockholm. Hotellet ska bli 120 meter högt och ritas av Wingårdhs arkitektkontor.
- Hotellet blir lite högre en nuvarande Kista science tower och kommer dessutom att stå på en kulle. Byggnaden kommer att synas över hela stan, säger Karolina Keyzer, uppdragsansvarig arkitekt på Wingårdhs arkitektkontor. Hotellet ska ligga vid Kistamässan och kommer förutom hotelldelen att innehålla en enhet med restaurang, kontor och konferensverksamhet. Fasaden består av triangelformade glasskivor och huskroppen har formen av ett T. Tanken är att byggnaden ska skifta i karaktär, beroende på hur starkt solljuset är och varifrån det kommer.
- Det är en otroligt spektakulär byggnad, konstaterar Ulf Nordell, arbetschef på byggherren Peab.
Det första spadtaget kommer att tas under hösten, förutsatt att detaljplanen godkänns av Stockholms stad. Peab räknar med invigning till hösten 2011. Beställare är Arthur Buchardt, kontraktssumman uppgår till cirka 600 miljoner kronor.

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For reference, an article from a newssite:
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Originally Posted by di.se
Nytt jättehotell byggs i Kista
2007-10-12 09:25
Stockholmsförorten Kista kan få en ny högsta byggnad på 140 meter. Det är norrmannen Arthur Buchardt som ska bygga ett hotell åt Scandic med 400 rum.
Blir planerna verklighet kommer byggnaden att ha 41 våningar och vara 12 meter högre än Kista Science Tower.
Byggherre är den norske entreprenören Arthur Buchardt med sitt Öyer Invest. Buchardt ska köpa mark av fastighetsbolaget Klövern bredvid den mässhall som Klövern bygger i Kista, enligt tidningen Fastighetsvärlden.
Scandic kommer att hyra in sig på 30 våningar och hotellet kommer att ha 400 rum. Dessutom byggs en konferensanläggning för upp till 500 personer och restauranger.
Huset är ritat av stjärnarkitekten Gert Wingårdh och fasaden är klädd i glas.
"Det blir spektakulärt. Man kommer att ha glas från golv till tak i alla rum", säger Martina Tengvall, pressansvarig på Scandic.
Bygget startar nästa vår och ska vara klart till hösten 2009.
"För min del känns det extra spännande eftersom jag nu påbörjar ett långsiktigt samarbete med Scandic. Dessutom har jag länge tyckt att det saknas hotellrum i Kista", säger Arthur Buchardt i ett pressmeddelande.
I september nästa år öppnar den nya Kistamässan som blir en del av Kista Science City.
renders from 2007.12







Older pics:

some model pics:



and some of my pics from earlier this fall

on the right side of the street I'm on and on the other side of the bridge = the site


both these are going to give way to Kistamässan (convention center), and demolition is under way...


from the opposite corner of the site



foreground Kistamässan site which blends into the hotel site, building in back is across Kistagången (street the hotel will front on)


That pile of rubble is where the hotel will go. Already there's a busstop right there
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And a bigger rendering (new post so the text don't go outside yous guys screens)



www.kista.com
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Looks pretty nice. Very IKEA looking.
     
     
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Great news for Stockholm.
     
     
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Not so sure I like the design myself. But it's not so ugly I oppose it in any way

A map of the east side of Kista, where all the development is happening (west side being my hood, post-commieblock concrete towers).



blue = the Kista Mässan Hotel site (41s) this thread, the only one that's worthy of a thread at this point.
green = taller Kista Terrass tower (?30+s?)
orange = shorter Kista Terrass tower (17s)
yellow = KRT site, mentioned for a newer project without any much detail (2x30s?)
magenta = Kista Port, old project with no news for years (2x20s)
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very cool building. fits sweeden very well.
     
     
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This is what the site looks like today:



and a rendering adjusted for height by SSC S&B:er khaan
(since the city wanted it taller and the renderings are of the shorter version)

one thing that wasn't so easy to change tho is the LRT. That's not an LRT, that's one of Stockholm's new commuter trains, the LRTs are shorter and much lower.
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Nice looking building, I wish we built quality scrapers here too. But we don't.
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Slick looking tower.
     
     
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Acording to a short (not that informative) article on high-rises proposed in Stockholm this tower is up for aproval by the city "within a few days". So that's good
Also they've got a web-vote thingy next to the article and almost 70% think high-rises do NOt destoy the aesthetics of the city. So the nimby's death-grip on planning for the Inner City here is slipping.
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Is it just high-rises or do nimby's hate all development?Everthing thing seems to take forever to build in Stockholm.
     
     
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The nimbys are pretty much against anything. Even when something has to be torn down or it'll fall down, they want something very similar built to replace it - even when it's a friggin' eye-sore. /I'm talking about Slussen

Sweden also has a very open appeals-process. One man (with a little financial help) was able to hold up a major Stockholm inrastructure plan for ten years:

Norra Länken, another 15-20% of the freeway loop around the Inner City, all of it in tunnels. the reason he appeald? the construction tunnels would hurt the water-flow to a small group of trees in a park.
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A very nice looking design that works well with its surroundings. But what's with the woman with the long black hair and sunglasses in the right foreground? She looks really pissed off.
     
     
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^^^ Probably didn't want her picture taken.

This is a very interesting looking design. It's quite original and for that I'll give it kudos. I'm not terribly crazy about the design, but I think it'll be a nice addition.
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Congratulations Swede! The 2 tallest buildings in Stockholm in your area...let's hope it will get built. I also like the design, it looks perfect with the lightrail in front of the building. What happened to Kista Residence, is there still a chance it will get built? Kista could be the Stockholm's La Defense in the future.
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ResidenceTower is dead but the site is up for getting soemthing at least a bit tall on it, last I heard (a few months ago) the word was two 30s towers, but that did seem at bit much, probably a missunderstanding somewhere.

But yeah, Kista is looking more and more like Stokholm's La Defense

btw - din sig e lite för stor, regeln är 5 rader precis som på SSC.
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Wow, this tower looks kewl. Very bold design. Nice...

     
     
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Here's a direct link to the project's page on the City construction office (SBK)'s site http://planer.sbk.stockholm.se/SBKPl...w____3804.aspx
It is open for public views until 2008.01.16. You can even submit your views on-line by using a form that is linked from the above page. I did, and said the only critique I had was no more wings and that it wasn't taller.

Here's three pics I got from a pdf on that page






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Also updated first post with the new pics and new height figure.
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