Aug 26, 2012

Ferry Terminal Puts a Modern Twist on a Maritime Past

The latest from Danish C. F. Møller Architects

Danish design masters C. F. Møller Architects have unveiled plans for a new ferry terminal in Stockholm and, in a clever salute to the task at hand, the place looks like a giant carrier ship.

The terminal will connect passengers to Finland and the Baltics, and it'll anchor a larger urban development scheme at Stockholm's main port. The design conceit is to put a modern twist on the region's maritime past (hence the bulky volumes and the industrial mesh facade). And, this being Stockholm -- nominated the second greenest city in Europe last year, after Copenhagen -- it also promises to be an environmental Valhalla.

The architects say it'll be "predominantly self-sufficient," with solar and wind power and landscaping on the roofs (which makes sense for all those long summer days, but no so much for the even longer Nordic winters).

For more FastCompany.com coverage of C. F. Møller Architects, go here. For more on waterfront architecture in Stockholm, go here.
[Images courtesy of C. F. Møller Architects]


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