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OMA's Stockholm skyscrapers move towards construction

News: apartments for OMA's twin towers in Stockholm have gone on sale, with construction set to begin in the spring.

Norra Tornen by OMA

Designed by OMA partner Reinier de Graaf, the residential skyscrapers are set to become the Swedish capital's third and fourth tallest buildings. The tallest will be 120 metres high, while the second will be 104 metres.

Located at Torsplan in the city's Hagastaden district, the buildings were formerly known as Tors Torn but have now been renamed as Norra Tornen, which translates as North Towers.

Norra Tornen skyscrapers in Stockholm by OMA

Both will feature a prefabricated concrete structure made of overlapping cubes, creating a staggered volume that frames projecting living rooms and sheltered balconies.

According to OMA, this rough concrete exterior will "make reference to the colours of inner city Stockholm".

Norra Tornen by OMA

"We are very proud of the new Norra Tornen – two tall residential towers with the largest possible articulation of the individual units, shaped through a simple play between two basic elements of architecture, the bay window and the balcony," said De Graaf.

Norra Tornen by OMA
Site plan – click for larger image

The buildings will offer approximately 300 apartments, of which 195 have gone on the market with developer Oscar Properties. Shops will be located at ground-floor level.

Norra Tornen by OMA
Apartment floor plans – click for larger image

Construction is due to start in May. OMA Associates Alex de Jong and Michel van de Kar are also working on the design.