Mall of Scandinavia
Facts and downloads
- Architect: Wingårdhs Arkitektkontor, BAU & Benoy Architects
- Location: Stockholm/Solna, Sweden
- Area: 101000 m² (1,087,164 ft²)
- Fellert Area: 13500 m² (145,314 ft²)
- Design: Even Better Sahara
- Fellert Installer: Montagegruppen i Malmö AB
- General contractor: PEAB
- Client: Unibail-Rodamco
- Type: New construction
Scandinavian design on more than one level
Scandinavian design is synonymous with clean lines, functionality and natural materials. Nature and the Stockholm archipelago are close to our soul, after all. They also provided inspiration to the creators of the Mall of Scandinavia, northern Europe’s biggest shopping mall.
BAU and Benoy Architects’ inspiration for the facade came from the ice floes formed during the spring thaw, which they replicated in bronze-colored metal. Wingårdh Arkitektkontor have brought three of the four elements into the interior – earth, water and air – with light woods, stalagmite-shaped living greenery extending upward, water ripples in the fountain, and an airiness throughout thanks to the irregularly shaped cut-outs between the floors, which ultimately whirl their way up into the wind node. At the same time, the four lanes of stores have both an urban and international feel to them, with eight-meter-high fronts along Flagship Avenue, event and pop-up areas as well as restaurants. When interviewed, Gert Wingårdh said it was especially exciting to work on the non-shopping areas.
Lounges and seating areas along the rows of stores provide perfect spots for taking a break. Even Better Sahara winds its way above you, creating a pleasant environment. With organic shapes and thousands of twinkling spotlights, these large white surfaces are the cement that binds the building’s different parts and elements into a cohesive whole. The fifth one perhaps?
Photo: Susanne Bengtsson/Byggvärlden & Unibail-Rodamco
- Complex coordination of building work and logistics
- Large volumes, with many built-in installations
- BREEAM Excellent rating for design phase