OMA / Reinier de Graaf inaugurates the Norra Tornen in Stockholm

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OMA. Partner in Charge.- Reinier de Graaf
Associate.- Alex de Jong. Team.- Philippe Braun, Diana Cristobal, Roza Matveeva, Edward Nicholson, Peter Rieff, Carolien Schippers
Associate.- Alex de Jong. Team.- Alexander Giarlis, Timur Karimullin, Vladimir Konovalov, Edward Nicholson, Victor Nyman, Vitor Oliveira, Cecilia Del Pozo, John Paul Pacelli, Peter Rieff, Carolien Schippers
Design Development
Associates in charge.- Alex de Jong, Michel van de Kar Team: Isa Olson Ehn, Tobias Jewson, Edward Nicholson, Peter Rieff, Silvia Sandor, Lukasz Skalec, Jonathan Telkamp
Structural Engineer.- Arup Mechanical Engineer.- Arup Façade Engineer.- Arup Façade Engineering Local Engineer: Sweco Fire Safety.- Tyréns AB Acoustics.- ACAD Fire Safety.- Tyréns Code consultants.- Tengbom
Client and main contractor
Oscar Properties
Competition.- 2013. Groundbreaking (Innovationen).- December 2015. Groundbreaking (Helix).- December 2016. Completion (Innovationen).- December 2018. Occupancy (Innovationen).- September 2018. Occupancy (Helix).- Beginning 2020
Two residential towers.- Helix and Innovationen. 320 apartments.- 24,555 m² Retail.- 961 m² Services.- 895m² Technical spaces.- 2,300m²
Plot Area (Helix).- 575 m² Plot Area (Innovationen).- 660 m² Net floor area (Helix).- 14,039 m² Net floor area (Innovationen).- 17,787 m² Net floor area (total).- 31,826 m² Gross floor area (Helix).- 18,820 m² Gross floor area (Innovationen).- 23,479 m² Gross floor area (total).- 42,299 m² Height (Helix).- 110 m (32 floors) Height (Innovationen).- 125 m (36 floors) Apartment types (Helix).- One-bedroom apartment.- 1 Two-bedroom apartments: 21 Three-bedroom apartments: 74 Four-bedroom apartments: 36 Five-bedroom apartments: 4 Six-bedroom apartments.- 2 Total: 138 Apartment types (Innovationen).- Two-bedroom Apartments.- 65 Three-bedroom apartments.- 63 Four-bedroom apartments.- 40 Five-bedroom apartments.- 10 Six-bedroom apartments.- 2 Seven-bedroom apartments: 2 Total.- 182
Materials Façade
Colored concrete ribbed façade, brushed with an exposed multi-colored aggregate pebble mix
Apartment prices
Helix Tower.- SEK 5,000,000–45,000,000 (€ 575,000–4,300,000). Innovation Tower.- SEK 5,950,000–66,000,000 (€ 572,000–6,350,000)
Torsplan 8, 113 65 Stockholm, Sweden

OMA. Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) is a leading international partnership practicing architecture, urbanism, and cultural analysis. OMA's buildings and masterplans around the world insist on intelligent forms while inventing new possibilities for content and everyday use. OMA is led by ten partners – Rem Koolhaas, Ellen van Loon, Reinier de Graaf, Shohei Shigematsu, Iyad Alsaka, David Gianotten, Chris van Duijn, Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Jason Long and Michael Kokora – and maintains offices in Rotterdam, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Doha and Dubai.

OMA-designed buildings currently under construction include Taipei Performing Arts Centre, Qatar National Library, Qatar Foundation Headquarters, Bibliothèque Multimédia à Vocation Régionale in Caen, Fondation d’Entreprise Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Bryghusprojektet in Copenhagen, Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, and Faena Arts Center in Miami.

OMA's recently completed projects include Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow (2015); Fondazione Prada in Milan (2015); G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (2014); Shenzhen Stock Exchange (2013); De Rotterdam, a large mixed-use tower in the Netherlands (2013); CCTV Headquarters in Beijing (2012); New Court, the headquarters for Rothschild Bank in London (2011); Milstein Hall at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York (2011); and Maggie's Centre, a cancer care centre in Glasgow (2011). Earlier buildings include Casa da Música in Porto (2005), Seattle Central Library (2004), and Netherlands Embassy in Berlin (2003).


Reinier de Graaf

Reinier de Graaf. Reinier de Graaf joined OMA in 1996. He is responsible for building and masterplanning projects in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East, including Holland Green in London (completed 2016), the new Timmerhuis in Rotterdam (completed 2015), G-Star Headquarters in Amsterdam (completed 2014), De Rotterdam (completed 2013), and the Norra Tornen residential towers in Stockholm. In 2002, he became director of AMO, the think tank of OMA, and produced The Image of Europe, an exhibition illustrating the history of the European Union.

He has overseen AMO’s increasing involvement in sustainability and energy planning, including Zeekracht: a strategic masterplan for the North Sea; the publication in 2010 of Roadmap 2050: A Practical Guide to a Prosperous, Low-Carbon Europe with the European Climate Foundation; and The Energy Report, a global plan for 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, with the WWF.

De Graaf has worked extensively in Moscow, overseeing OMA’s proposal to design the masterplan for the Skolkovo Centre for Innovation, the ‘Russian Silicon Valley,’ and leading a consortium which proposed a development concept for the Moscow Agglomeration: an urban plan for Greater Moscow. He recently curated two exhibitions, On Hold at the British School in Rome in 2011 and Public Works: Architecture by Civil Servants (Venice Biennale, 2012; Berlin, 2013). He is the author of Four Walls and a Roof, The Complex Nature of a Simple Profession.



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