Municipality Of Katrineholm, Katrineholm Fastighets Ab
Rune Veile, Arne Cermak Nielsen, Sara Buhl Bjelke, Sam Friedlander
Two of sweden’s major railways meet at katrineholm and has created the foundation for the town’s existence. Upon arrival by train is katrineholm vy stands out as a clear landmark and portal for the city.
The volume of the building is likewise created by two intersecting directions that blends in a green roof scape providing a natural elevated meeting place for the city’s population. The building’s public accessible roof underlines the new democratic layout of the square, where a natural flow connects directly from the opening of the pedestrian tunnel, to the building’s roof park through the main square.
The flow of people to and from the bus terminal and train station around the building’s eastern and western ends is emphasized by open facades with public and commercial activities. The apartments are equipped with either balconies or spacious loggias, which provide an open and active facade facing the square.