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Tham & Videgård's +One Tower looks almost matchstick-built
POSTED 10 Dec 2019 . BY Stu Robarts
A rooftop terrace will be set among a forest of pillars above the top floor Credit: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The architectural character of the scheme is based on the idea of a direct and open interface between the city and the venue and its role as a future beacon within the urban fabric.
– Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård
Tham & Videgård have won a competition to design the +One Tower in Gothenburg – a new hotel and exhibition centre entrance with pinstripe- or matchstick-like mullions, pillars and floorplates.

The 28,000sq m (301,000sq ft) development will sit alongside the city's three existing Gothia Towers and, with them, form part of the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, providing new accommodation and amenities.

Its thin white mullions, pillars and floorplates will create uniform slices of an otherwise all glazed building, giving the sense of a building that is both open and intricately constructed.

The base of the tower, which will be the same height as a neighbouring 19th-century carré structure to fit with the surrounding typology, will house the new entrance for the exhibition centre, the hotel lobby and several levels of conference spaces.

Extending out from the upper portion of the building, it will also accommodate a raised, covered terrace and provide cover for part of the adjacent plaza, which will provide additional space for exhibitions, concerts and cultural events.

The more slender upper section of the tower will house four hundred hotel rooms with views of the city and the nearby sea, as well as restaurants and bars in its upper four levels to take advantage of the views.

A roof terrace will be set among the tower's façade columns that will continue upwards to create a forest of pillars above the top floor and a distinctive spiked visual feature.

Studio co-founders and project lead architects Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård said: "The architectural character of the scheme is based on the idea of a direct and open interface between the city and the venue and its role as a future beacon within the urban fabric. There are also clear ties to the history of the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and its founding moments around the Gothenburg 1923 Jubilee Exhibition."

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022 and to be completed in 2025.
Restaurants and bars in the upper four levels of the tower will take advantage of its views Credit: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The more slender upper section of the tower will house four hundred hotel rooms with views of the city and the nearby sea Credit: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The hotel's lobby and several levels of conference spaces will be housed in the base of the tower Credit: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The 28,000sq m (301,000sq ft) development will sit alongside the three existing Gothia Towers Credit: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
Thin white mullions, pillars, and floorplates create uniform slices of an otherwise all glazed building Credit: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
The base of the building will accommodate a raised, covered terrace and provide cover for part of the plaza Credit: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter
 


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10 Dec 2019

Tham & Videgård's +One Tower looks almost matchstick-built
BY Stu Robarts

A rooftop terrace will be set among a forest of pillars above the top floor

A rooftop terrace will be set among a forest of pillars above the top floor
photo: Tham & Videgård Arkitekter

Tham & Videgård have won a competition to design the +One Tower in Gothenburg – a new hotel and exhibition centre entrance with pinstripe- or matchstick-like mullions, pillars and floorplates.

The 28,000sq m (301,000sq ft) development will sit alongside the city's three existing Gothia Towers and, with them, form part of the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre, providing new accommodation and amenities.

Its thin white mullions, pillars and floorplates will create uniform slices of an otherwise all glazed building, giving the sense of a building that is both open and intricately constructed.

The base of the tower, which will be the same height as a neighbouring 19th-century carré structure to fit with the surrounding typology, will house the new entrance for the exhibition centre, the hotel lobby and several levels of conference spaces.

Extending out from the upper portion of the building, it will also accommodate a raised, covered terrace and provide cover for part of the adjacent plaza, which will provide additional space for exhibitions, concerts and cultural events.

The more slender upper section of the tower will house four hundred hotel rooms with views of the city and the nearby sea, as well as restaurants and bars in its upper four levels to take advantage of the views.

A roof terrace will be set among the tower's façade columns that will continue upwards to create a forest of pillars above the top floor and a distinctive spiked visual feature.

Studio co-founders and project lead architects Bolle Tham and Martin Videgård said: "The architectural character of the scheme is based on the idea of a direct and open interface between the city and the venue and its role as a future beacon within the urban fabric. There are also clear ties to the history of the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre and its founding moments around the Gothenburg 1923 Jubilee Exhibition."

Construction is scheduled to begin in 2022 and to be completed in 2025.



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