Inspiration from old sailing ships
Hammarbyterrassen and the Skeppshandeln district together form portal buildings for Hammarby Sjöstad from the west. Hammarbyterrassen’s appearance is inspired by its proximity to the water and the industrial character of the heating plant. The edifice is simple and robust in its design, with an iridescent copper facade and a calming window layout but also different window arrangements on each floor in matt brushed stainless steel, subtly separating the facade into a base section, middle section and upper floor. The entire base section is in matt brushed stainless steel.
“Copper as a facade material and the Skeppshandeln district’s wooden facades reflect the materials used in old wooden sailing ships, with copper elements such as rivets and keel cladding, an anti-corrosion material with a patina that formed a protective barrier.”
Tobias Rosberg – architect, AIX
Uniquely angled stonecrop roof
The roof and wall surfaces on the upper inset floor are covered in stonecrop at an angle of 45 degrees. Hammarbyterrassen is Sweden’s first building with a stonecrop roof at such an angle. Previously, stonecrop roofs have been laid at an angle of no more than 27 degrees.
The roof is also equipped with solar panels facing the right direction to capture the sun’s energy. Around the inset roof level there is a stone terrace. It covers an area of almost 400 sqm, boasting magnificent views in all directions and a glimpse of the water to the north west, where you can also enjoy the roof’s 25 different varieties of stonecrop.