Masterplan - Invited Competition
Invited Competition 1st Prize - 2014
WAF Shortlist - 2016
Plan Development Ongoing
Martin Arfalk, Patrick Verhoeven, Nicholas Bigelow, Danny Bridson, Andrei Deacu, Sevasti Gektidou, Maria Gregorio, Chuhan Zhang
Masterplan for an industrial harbour front
Kolkajen (The coal quay) is located in Stockholm’s Royal Seaport, one of Europe’s largest development areas. Situated on the site of an obsolete gasworks and steps away from one of Stockholm’s Metro lines, the old industrial harbour offers a unique opportunity to redefine Stockholm’s relationship with its waterfront.
The masterplan is structured around its central public space - the water arena - which extends out from the existing coastline and frames a section of the Lilla Värtan waterway. Strategically placed platforms connect to the quay edge forming sun soaked public balconies that grow out of the urban structure.
The three distinct areas of the plan - Kolkajen’s Balcony, Tjärkajen’s Terraces and the Ropsten Plateau - are tied together with an eclectic mix of spaces that include a canal, linear park, waterfront square, urban boulevard and pier.
Typologies range from 3 storey canal apartments to an 18 storey waterfront high-rise
The urban structure embraces and maximises its waterfront location
The row house lined linear park provides an intimate and inviting play space for residents
From Gasworks to shoreline
The water arena provides a compelling termination to the Gasworks cultural axis.
The historic shoreline meets the new island.
Diverse Urban Structure
The strong public space network is supplemented with exciting architecture!
An entirely new island, the balcony creates a diversity of water spaces
The Water Arena
The public soak up the sun on Stockholm’s public waterfront balcony