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    Polstjärnan

    The Polstjärnan district is situated to the south-east of central Kungsbacka. The adjacent area was planned and constructed in the 1960s, with the three-storey brick buildings typical for the time. These surround large, undulating areas of natural land, with pine trees and rock out in the open. A retained western slope, tall and freely located, allows plenty of space for new homes with expansive views. The four tower blocks, five or six storeys high, are oriented so that the entrances face one...

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    Kv Tullen 8

    The Tullen block is in a central location on the north side of Stortorget in Kungsbacka. The "Brända Tomten" (or Burnt Site), as it is known, has remained empty since the traditional old timber building "Gamla Gästis" burned down in 2006. After the fire, the office participated in a parallel commission for the private developer and since then has developed a detailed plan for the site. Building at Kungsbacka torg is a task which is both interesting and entails responsibility. We approached...

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    Almedals fabriker

    Semrén & Månsson started work with Almedal's Factories in 2001. The assignment was to clean, refurbish and complete the old industrial area and transform it into an area with a mix of offices and other businesses. Together with building curators, we developed a plan for the improvement and a vision for the area's development. The concept is based on the preservation of buildings with great antiquarian value. Less important buildings face demolition and new buildings with contemporary...

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    Spektrum, Cultural Center and School

    The public multifunctional building ‘Spektrum’ is being constructed in the heart of the area ‘Nya Hovås’. With its spectacular facade in shimmering gold and roof-top schoolyard, it has become a trademark for the growing urban area. As the name suggests, the building accommodates a spectrum (‘Spektrum’) of businesses, which together creates a dynamic and lively building for all generations. The design of the structure is based on a two-shell principle. The inner building body will...

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    New Kompassen

    Semrén & Månsson was invited to participate in a parallel commission to provide proposals for how the Kompassen shopping centre in the heart of Gothenburg could be extended to include new office premises. The task included developing a new extension of office space on the roof of the existing building and reviewing existing façades and the commercial attraction of the building in general. Important elements of the task involved interpreting and remaining within the existing detailed plan...

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    Karlatornet

    Karlatornet – a collaboration between British Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) and Danish Entasis - was announced as the winner of an international competition of what is going to become the tallest building in the Nordic countries. The tower will be situated on Lindholmen, and with its 73 floors, it will estimate a total height of 245 meters. Karlatornet will become a new landmark for the city of Gothenburg, as well as mark the start of the development of the new neighborhood...

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    Housing Cooperative Hovås Park

    Semrén & Månsson is designing a considerable part of ”Nya Hovås”, including a new residential block for Veidekke Bostads AB. The vision for the new local center for the districts Askim and Hovås is to create a unique and individualized urban area with the ability to offer personalized accommodation for a variety of situations and all generations. The new city block is centrally located in the area Nya Hovås along the new main street Billdalsvägen. It consists of 68 modern...

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    Juvelkvarnen

    The Juvelkvarnen area at the old Eriksberg shipyard is part of the municipality's conservation programme. Semrén & Månsson has been working on this project since the early 2000s, when the mill was shut down and a transformation began, turning the factory into homes. This initiative resulted in exciting apartments with thick walls made of solid brick. The mill began in 1914, when AB Mårten Perssons Valsqvarn constructed the first three buildings. These were taken over in 1925 by KF, which...

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    BRF Sjöhamnen

    ’Klippan’ is an extraordinary area in Gothenburg that exhibits a lot of qualities for residents as well as visitors. Recently, a number of interesting new construction projects have contributed to turning Klippan into a nice, modern and attractive residential area. Our hope and beliefs are that our current project for KB Majorna will contribute to developing and strengthening this progress even further. The essential idea with this project has been to create a large number of apartments of...

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    Campus Haga

    Campus Haga with the Faculty of Social Sciences is located in two blocks in the district of Haga. These buildings were erected in the early 1990s and designed by what is known as Hagagruppen, with Vallgatan and Wallinders Arkitektkontor. At that time, the buildings were planned with vertical communication, with a stairwell for each institution. As part of the renovation project, this has been altered to provide more horizontal communication between areas. Semrén & Månsson has worked with...

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    Swedish Match

     Staff who enjoy their jobs feel great and stay in their jobs. This was particularly important to Swedish Match when its increased its production of snus (Swedish "snuff") required larger premises and it transferred its manufacturing arm from Gothenburg to Kungälv. A completely new facility gave the company the opportunity to create the perfect workplace, with high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and – last but not least – wellbeing. Each production unit was given its own colour and...

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    Mölnlycke Fabriker

    A collective vision for the eastern part of central Mölnlycke is based on developing, condensing and linking together the area in order to create a pleasant, secure and sustainable town. Ecologically, socially and economically. This is a historically significant environment which can bring a new, unique dimension to Mölnlycke and its residents. This vision has three interacting main elements. The Mölnlycke fabriker factory environment will be refined, developed and supplemented with homes,...

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    KTH Student Accommodation

    In collaboration with property owner Einar Mattsson AB, Semrén & Månsson is developing a residential project called Kvarteret Forskningen. The project consists of 300 apartments for student housing with a focus on innovation and sustainability. The space-efficient student accommodations will be located on a hill on the campus of KTH (The Royal Institute of Technology) with stunning views over the city of Stockholm. The buildings are large-scale plus-energy houses where heat recovery,...

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    New Hovås

    In September 2010, Semrén & Månsson was invited to attend a workshop relating to the development of the area around Brottkärrsmotet. The proposal focuses on the express ambition of the in-depth overview plan to develop the area around the Origo building – what used to be the Kodak building – to provide a new local centre for the districts of Askim and Hovås. The conditions are favourable as effective trading is already established in the area. Adding new types of homes which are not...

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    KUNGSPORTSPLATSEN - OFFICE BLOCK

    The traditional old Hennigska Huset is situated in the heart of Gothenburg, near to the earlier Kungsporten. This building was erected in 1846 and designed by Carl Georg Brunius, and over the years it has been home to warehouses, shops of various kinds, homes and offices. The location is superb, overlooking the moat, Avenyn and Trädgårdsföreningen and up towards Lorensberg and Vasastaden. This, combined with the effervescent city life inside the moat, makes these premises entirely unique....

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    Danska vägen

    Few people wanted to build rented apartments after the turn of the millennium, in a time characterised by recession and abolished state subsidies. At that time, Semrén & Månsson took the initiative to develop rented apartments under its own auspices, resulting in land allocation in the district of Lunden in Gothenburg. This land allocation, for around 200 apartments, required the project to be divided over a number of parties and so we looked for and concluded cooperation agreements with...

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    Tradetech consultning

    In the center of Gothenburg, the office of Tradetech has been redesigned by Semrén & Månsson into a modern workplace with a contemporary expression. Tradetech offers expertise and tailored services within the financial sector and wanted a work environment with focus on functionality and transparency with possibilities for privacy. Informal meeting places and enclosed spaces are alternated around a cylindrically shaped core. The core holds common facilities such as staff room, kitchen and...

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    Pagoden

    A protected tobacco warehouse and characteristic landmark was to be renovated to create modern offices covering a total area of 12 000 sq m. The original character of the building had to be retained while also allowing more light in and applying general sustainability features. In 2012, the renovated Pagoden was named one of the top two buildings in Gothenburg. Pagoden, which was originally designed by Cyrillus Johansson, is a clear example of 1920s building technology. This is a monumental...

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    Borås University Library

    Sweden offers a course for librarians which is held at the University of Borås. This is why a particularly large amount of time and effort has been devoted to the programmatic and ideological issues relating to this library project. In terms of structure, this library will follow the concept of multiple geometric, well defined buildings linked together. The library will also constitute the façade of Allégatan and the end of it at Högskoleplatsen. The public area will flow into the entrance...

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    Magasinet

    Semrén & Månsson has worked on the city block Juvelkvarnen in Eriksberg since the early 2000’s. A transformational process was initiated when the former industrial site was to be redesigned to residential housing. Two of the grand brick buildings, ’Kvarnen’ and ’Silon,’ originally designed by the city architect Per Lennart Håkansson, has already been re-designed and turned into apartments. The early 1900’s warehouse 'Magasinet' is the final building that is now being...

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