Right in the heart of Haga Norra, which is now being transformed into a vibrant new district, we’re creating Bilia’s new offices and showroom.
Bilia Haga Norra
Europe’s most modern showroom
- approx. 37,200 sqm
- Frösundaleden 4, Solna
- BREEAM Very good
- 1 February 2021
- Solna station
- Line 176, 515, 177, 513
A new urban city district
Through a blend of housing, modern offices, retail and a new showroom for Bilia, Haga Norra will become another vibrant, expansive and sustainable district.
The district will be developed in stages, with the first stage involving Bilia’s new facility and 430 apartments above Bilia.
In 2021 Europe’s most modern car showroom will be ready, and in 2022 it will be time for the first residents to move into the apartments.
Bild Bilia 2
On the south side of Frösundaleden and the west side of Kolonnvägen, there are clear urban structures that the new Haga Norra district builds further on through its neighbourhoods and streets.
The first neighbourhood, with Bilia’s showroom and apartments above it, is being given an open and varied facade overlooking the square, harmonising with the content of the new area. The facades along Kolonnvägen are solid and heavy, providing protection against the traffic while the large openings take advantage of their south-facing location. On the ground floor, the other facades towards Alma and Sylvangatan gain the character of a shopping street, with openings the size of shop windows, enabling a variety of content and a well-illuminated pavement. In all the neighbourhoods, the entrances lead onto streets and squares, helping to ensure that the district is vibrant around the clock.
Setting the character for the whole Haga Norra district
Modern, expressive and with its own identity – this has been the starting point for designing the neighbourhood. The task of the building is to set the character for the continued development of Haga Norra.
A distinctly sculptural and cohesive shape has led the way in the work on constructing the facades. The outer facades are constructed from embedded brick, with the element junctions adapted to the rhythm of the brick and its joints to give the facade a smooth surface. A further requirement for the neighbourhood is the high base section accommodating Bilia’s new full-service facility. The apartments rest on this base, the aim being for them to interact with each other.
The facades open onto the square and Kolonnvägen
To create their own identity and a cohesive design, the same material and colour is used on the facades around the entire building.
The symbiosis between the apartments and the base section consists of clear vertical links where the stairwells and facade portions of the two storey-high shop windows meet ground level.
The residential entrances are accentuated by cornices in natural stone, with the actual entrance section staggered, forming a natural canopy. The facades open up towards the square and Kolonnvägen in large contiguous fields, with the inner facade emerging from behind at access balconies and regular balconies. One of the large glazed openings also lets in daylight and provides views into and out of the courtyard. The glass and its bearing profile adds an interesting artistic feature to the large facade overlooking the square.
Bright facade towards courtyard to reflect daylight
Access balconies and regular balconies in the outer facades of the neighbourhood are recessed, and fronts are glazed to provide protection against weather and noise. Bright balcony fronts made of patterned glass or perforated steel contrast against the inner facade’s warmer tones and materials.
The courtyard facades are brightly plastered in a single shade to reflect daylight into the courtyard and form a background to the large windows and door sections leading to the apartments.
The courtyard offers the opportunity to grow plants in a greenhouse next to the large facade opening towards the square. The floor of the courtyard consists of footpaths made of concrete block and natural stone at the entrances, along with grassed areas, low trees, perennial bushes and wooden-clad deck areas.
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A new, attractive district in a fantastic location.
In a fantastic location, 7 minutes from the city centre and just a short walk away from Arenastaden, a new, vibrant district will soon be emerging.
Residential properties in Haga Norra
BRABO will be driving housing development in Haga Norra. For more information on these properties, visit BRABOs website.