[highlight1] Hotel Scandic Victoria Tower [/highlight1]
This amazing glass-clad tower was created by architect Gert Wingardh. The entire hotel features designer furniture from Vitra, Montana and Flos. The lobby, lounge and restaurant flow into each other, creating a social arena for working, meeting, eating, drinking and relaxing. Enjoy a drink in the Skybar on the 34th floor, with its fantastic views over Kista and Stockholm. At the hotel also have 16 conference venues. The relaxation suite on the 22nd floor has great views and features a gym and sauna.
Hotel Scandic Victoria Tower is located in Kista, only 15 minutes from Stockholm’s city centre. Arlanda and Bromma airports are only 25 and 20 minutes drive away respectively.
Hotel Scandic Victoria Tower enjoys a central location in Kista Science City, where researchers, businesses and students come together to develop new ideas and enterprises. Kistamassan exhibition centre and Kista shopping centre are within walking distance. Golf enthusiasts will also find a number of golf courses within easy reach of the hotel. Stockholm city centre is only 15 minutes away by train or car.
Victoria Tower is a hotel and office building, designed by Wingårdh architect’s office , which is located adjacent to Kista Expo Center in Kista in Stockholm and since 2011 is Northern Europe’s tallest hotel. Before that Oslo Plaza in Oslo maximum, with 120 meters.
Victoria Tower is 120 meters high and thus Kista’s tallest building. The building has 35 floors and contains 299-room hotel, restaurant, conference facilities and a sky bar at the top. The top ten floors also houses 5,000 square meters of office. The hotel is operated by Scandic Hotels.
Gert Wingårdh designed the tower as a “T” and together with Uppsala architect Per Odebäck designed a glittering facade that consists of triangular windows of eight different types with varying surface treatment. They will shine and sparkle when the sun is on. “It was Charlotte Perellis glittering microphone while singing Hero who inspired us, “said Gert Wingårdh. The owner is the Norwegian investor Buchardt and tower cost about 600 million to build. Construction began in the summer of 2009 and the hotel opened on 15 September 2011. The building has been nominated for the year’s Stockholm Build 2012.
Victoria Tower Offices:
Victoria Tower Offices creates a dynamic area with location for both business-related and private meetings. Surrounded by hundreds of the world’s leading IT companies, including such as Ericsson, Nokia and Kista Expo Center, the site also works as a hub for this industry with a natural opening to the most conveniently located exhibition and meeting facility. This area is designed to get business to flourish, a dynamic place that opens up new opportunities.
Be on the floor from anywhere so the view is breathtaking. Office premises provide a free, airy and stimulating impression, that creates positive energy and contribute to a creative work environment for your organization.
The efficient and open office landscape will contribute to a more flexible and modern working environment and thereby strengthens the contact between different groups of staff within the company. This means that the company culture interacts with the property profile and you will thus strengthen its unity.
This places high demands on the working environment. We now offer tomorrow’s high-tech workplace that allows for optimum cost efficiency and maximum creativity. It creates job satisfaction and a dynamic interaction between colleagues and business.
Victoria Tower is a modern building which is based on a long-term environmental thinking. The building is designed with an open floor plan to keep down energy costs effectively.
The ground floor has Victoria Tower an attractive lounge for staff and customers. The environment invites both to eat a good lunch and to end a great day with a nice after work.
Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB
As one of the tallest buildings in Stockholm, Victoria Tower stands out among its neighbors and acts as an icon of the surround area. Situated between Stockholm proper and the city airport, the tower serves a nearby office park with conference and office facilities, as well as providing a 229 room hotel. The tessellated façade of the building is clad entirely in colored glass, though in actuality two-thirds of the walls are fully insulated. This allows the tower to appear as a colorful prism in its geometry and materiality while meeting the needs for energy conservation. The tower has a parallelogram-shaped plan for floors 2–21, which is comprised of the hotel rooms, while the upper floors are rectangular, delineating the office spaces and a roof bar. This causes the top floors to cantilever slightly above the underlying shaft, emphasizing its geometry.
At the base of the slender tower there is a broad podium that includes a restaurant, conference area and more. The tower on top of it was in the beginning of the project a 42-story rectangle, sharpened with overhanging triangles. After several sketches and model studies, the final solution with a parallelogram that ends up with a cuboid was reached. John Hancock Tower in Boston from 1976, designed by Henry Cobb of IM Pei, is also based on a parallelogram. This was in our mind as Victoria Tower was designed.
The lobby, the conference as well as the sky bar and the hotel rooms are, on the client Arthur Buchards initiative, furnished with furniture from Vitra. However, no part of the building is more public than the facade. The highly visible position by the expressway makes the tower a literal milestone on the way toward the city centre. It changes appearance with the viewer’s motion, but also with the shift of daylight, weather and seasons.
The facade is made up of eight different types of glass divided so no regularities to emerge. This randomness was achieved by software developed for the project. The goal was to achieve a uniform appearance of dense and open sectors. Thin layers of metal oxides on the glass panels have been used to provide insulation and the sunscreen required. At the construction, pre-glazed modules with eight triangles each was lifted up and joined into the frame. We selected a glass that from the outside is rather reflective than transparent. The building is cladded in a uniform robe, a sequined dress of silver and gold, where he triangular structure strengthens the textile impression.
[highlight1] Project Data [/highlight1]
Project name: Hotel Scandic Victoria Tower
Location: Arne Beurlings torg 3 A, 164 40 Kista, Stockholm, Sweden
Coordinates: 59.406918, 17.957613
Type: Hotel, Office Building, Mixed Use, Skyscraper, Hotel Interior
- Rooms: 299-room hotel
- Office Area: 5,000 sqm
- Gross area: 23 000 sqm
- Floors above ground: 35
- Height to roof: 120 m
Construction Year: 2009–2011
Opening Date: 15 September 2011
Cost: 55 Million Euro
Completion Year: 2011
- 2012 World Architecture Festival Award – Category: Hotel/leisure – Winner
- 2012 Tripadvisor Awards – Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Kista
Visit Hotel Scandic Victoria Tower’s website: here
[highlight1] The people [/highlight1]
Client / Owner / Developer: Call Tower Invest AB
Architects: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB – Kungsgatan 10 A, Gothenburg, Sweden
Project Architects: Gert Wingårdh and Karolina Keyzer
Interior: Arthur Buchardt, Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB & Kiil Interiör
Structural Engineer: Integra AB
Visualization: VIZ ark, Cadwalk
Text Description: © Courtesy of Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB, worldbuildingsdirectory, kistameetingpoint
Images: © Åke E:son Lindman, Tord-Rikard Söderström, Ola Fogelström, Stefan Sjogren, Dinesen, Wingårdh Arkitektkontor AB, Hotel Scandic Victoria Tower, VIZ ark, Cadwalk