In the heart of Norrköping’s old industrial landscape Klövern is planning a new block of offices, restaurants, cafés and apartments for students and researchers. Kopparhusen will have a clear link to the area’s industrial heritage with metal facades in textile-like patterns and pleasant courtyards in brick. The City Planning Board has now adopted the local plan and in 2019 Kopparhusen are set to be ready for moving in.
The new block with a total of 15,000 sq.m building rights and garage space is located on Kungsgatan and St Persgatan and will be an important part of the densification of Norrköping. Kopparhusen will also contribute to a more cohesive city center and a clear link between the surrounding district, the University, Visualiseringscenter and Norrköping Science Park.
“Kopparhusen will through its location, design and content create an interesting and attractive meeting place for innovation, creativity and growth. The mix of offices, restaurants, cafés and apartments for students and researchers will provide a strong urban feel with places for work, meetings and socializing”, says Mikael Forkner, Head of Klövern’s Region East.
To ensure that the ambitious objectives of Kopparhusen are achieved Klövern is developing the project in close collaboration with several partners. The design and future use of the block has emerged in consultation with the municipality of Norrköping. When it comes to the apartments Klövern cooperates with Hyresbostäder, the city’s largest residential company, and Utopia Arkitekter regarding the architectural design.
“Our challenge has been to create a beautiful, modern, urban expression that distinguishes itself from the surroundings while at the same time harmonizes with the cityscape. The end result is a block of varied shapes and heights and high-quality materials that will become an integral part of the old industrial landscape”, says Emma Jonsteg, CEO of Utopia Arkitekter.
The external facades will be of copper in a pattern with clear connection with the textiles which were once produced in the area’s factories. The inside of the block will be in brick and designed in the form of a varied and carefully designed square with room for restaurants, cafés, socializing and recreation.
In total, the project encompasses around 15,000 sq.m of building rights and garage space and includes around 110 apartments for students and researchers.
Kopparhusen will be certified according to Sweden Green Building Council’s classification Miljöbyggnad Silver.
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