Swedish City is Getting a New ‘Living Room’

Växjö, a city in southern Sweden, is getting a new building which will be both a train station and city hall. The winning proposal is described by its architects, White Arkitekter, as a new “living room.”

With a predominately glass exterior and wooden interior, the 150,000 square foot building will act as a focal point for the city. In addition to the train station and city hall it will also feature cafes, shops, exhibition areas, a tourist office, and meeting rooms. The structure’s roof will be sloped, reducing the building’s envelope to achieve lower energy consumption.

The building’s functions will also stretch beyond its walls to better connect people with the city. A new park, a square, and a wooden bridge with a green roof will connect the citizens and visitors to its surroundings.



sources: bdcnetwork, White Arkitekter