Worlds largest wooden city Stockholm

Written by Wood Campus

Jul 11, 2023

Industry | News

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Scandinavian studios Henning Larsen and White Arkitekter are designing Stockholm Wood City, which will become the world’s largest mass-timber development and have the “serenity of a forest”.

Set to be built in the Stockholm neighbourhood of Sickla, the project was dubbed the “world’s largest wooden city” by developer Atrium Ljungberg as it will use more timber than any other project in development.

Stockholm Wood City, which will have 7,000 office spaces and 2,000 homes and cover 250,000 square metres, is being designed by Danish studio Henning Larsen and Swedish firm White Arkitekter.




According to the developer, the district will feature nature-informed elements and was designed to have the feel of a forest.

“We sought to create an urban environment infused with the serenity of a forest, resulting in a dense, open space that bears the distinctively minimalistic and functional aesthetic of Scandinavian design,” Atrium Ljungberg told Dezeen.

“The architects innovatively incorporated natural elements into the structures – for instance, green roofs for better insulation and large windows to let in natural light, embodying our vision of a city that thrives in harmony with nature,” it added.

The buildings will be constructed from fire-proofed mass timber.

“Engineered wood forms a protective char layer on the surface that retains much of its structural strength, contributing to a safer structure,” the developer said.

As well as being made from wood, a material that both sequesters carbon and emits fewer emissions than concrete, there are other benefits in building cities from wood, it added.

To read the full article visit: dezeen

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