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News

  • Ulrika Liss-Daniels new CEO at Semrén & Månsson

    Following an exhaustive recruitment process, Ulrika Liss-Daniels has been appointed the new CEO of Semrén & Månsson Group. Ulrika Liss-Daniels has many years of experience from senior positions in the Gothenburg region’s commercial sector, most recently as head of advertising agency Grey Gothenburg. She takes up her post at Semrén & Månsson on March 1, 2019. ...

  • A Greener Approach to City Planning

    Sustainable city planning, diverse urban areas, green lungs, ecosystem services and climate-smart construction. These are some of the questions that are being raised by Oskar Tagesson, Architect at Semrén & Månsson. He is also the driving force behind The Swedish Society for Nature Conservation's newly founded city planning group in Gothenburg. The goal is to create a green and sustainable city where people can live in harmony with nature....

  • Peggy Deamer, Yale School of Architecture, Meets with Magnus Månsson to Discuss the Role of the Architect

    She is a professor at the prestigious Yale School of Architecture in the United States and is researching a variety of topics, one of them being the development of the role of the architect. In addition, she runs her own architecture firm and is one of the founders of the organization The Architecture Lobby. Recently she went on a trip to Europe where she visited a number of leading architects in London, Paris and…Gothenburg!...

  • Magnus Månsson Re-Elected as Chairman of Building Architects

    The interest in building in-house is increasing rapidly among Swedish architects, and more and more of them are reaching out to the association Building Architects. The number of associated architecture firms has grown from 9 to 35 in just a few years. Semrén & Månsson’s group president Magnus Månsson, who was recently re-elected as chairman for another two years, sees the association as a vital part of the movement to change the role of the architect....

Projects

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    Vintergatan

    The buildings in the new city block will make for an exciting new addition to the central parts of the picturesque and historically interesting stone-city Sundbyberg. The elevated and hilly plot is located to the East in a quiet area towards the end of Vintergatan. The mountainous landscape has been an asset since the terraced courtyards, and the pliable levelled buildings integrate the area's scale into a dynamic cityscape. Vintergatan merges the pulse of the city with the small town's charm...

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    Hernhutaren

    The building on the corner of the city block Hernhutaren on Kungsportsplatsen in central Gothenburg was built around 1860. It is a historical address where the owner of Meeths department store once lived. Also, the local newspaper GP's office and printing house were located here in the past. Semrén & Månsson has been commissioned by Wallenstam to design a reconstruction where the buildings existing tin roof is replaced with one of glass with a graphic striping that creates a modern, and...

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    Avalon Hotel

    The detailed plan was formulated and the guidelines were drawn up in close cooperation with the City Construction Office for what would become Avalon Hotel. Semrén & Månsson participated from detailed planning to detailed design. Right from the outset, the goal was to create an extrovert and experimental building that united public content with an expressive exterior. The asymmetry of the tapered plot was picked up and can be seen throughout the entire hotel in the form of a "broken...

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    Stocksund

    At the request of Patriam, Semrén & Månsson has created 36 well-designed apartment, placed on a natural hillside in the middle of the residential district Stocksund, north of Stockholm. The two mirroring buildings are covered in grayish green slate which shades differ depending on weather, light and season. The railings and window sashes create a contrast with a warm, bronzy color that matches the shifting colors of the façade. The spacious stairway receives plenty of daylight, and the...

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    Klippan offices

    Near the southern bridgehead of the Älvsborgsbron bridge lies the district of Klippan, an area characterised by old industrial buildings which have now been converted into offices, homes and hotels to a greater or a lesser extent. Although this area is a cultural reserve, Klippan kulturfastigheter – owner of the buildings – wanted to continue developing and consolidating the area. Semrén & Månsson was commissioned to design an office block which was also intended to act as a point of...