SOM Wins Competition for Sweden’s Tallest Tower

SOM has been selected to design a new residential building in Gothenburg that will beSweden ‘s tallest tower. Coming out on top against an international shortlist that includedZaha Hadid Architects , SOM’s 230m tall proposal ‘The Pole Star’ features four connected prisms which twist 90 degrees near the top. The competition, run by developers Serneke, called for proposals for a 32,000 square meter mixed-use masterplan , including a 200+ meter residential tower, in Gothenburg ’s Lindholmen area. A particular focus for the jury was for proposals to “demonstrate how the skyscraper can be integrated into the structure of the neighborhood,” adding that “the building should be a part of the area’s social and architectural context, not stand as a solitary monolith.” source: