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    University of Borås

    This commission was won via a competitive process and a First Prize in 1999. We have worked in participation with MA Arkitekter of Borås during both the competition stage and the detailed design stage. The concept for the project, to link single buildings to form a composite unit, appeared to be successful and simple. This allowed the project to bring about major programmatic changes, such as removing a large auditorium and erecting a large library in its place. The division of the building...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Gråskär

    Gråskär is a new hotel with a unique location at the end of the pier in Södra Hamnen in Skärhärm, which is located in the archipelago of Bohuslän. The hotel will be right next door to The Nordic Watercolor Museum and is planned to include a spa, conference facilities, and a restaurant. This investment will not only addresses the need for more accommodation in the area but also makes for an additional reason to visit Skärhamn. The design is inspired by the history of Skärhamn and its...

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    Filmhuset facklan

    The authentic wooden buildings around Stortorget in Kungsbacka were supplemented in 1964 with a modern, yellow brick building with large glass panels – the Domus department store. When Domus moved in the 1980s, the building was renovated and extended so that the Post Office could move in. The building was plastered, and the expanses of glass facing the square were reduced. The Post Office has now moved as well, and we are filling the premises with a cinema and a café. The building has now...

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    Kolpino

    Principal St Petersburg Renovation has taken on the enormous task of altering accommodation for ordinary people in St Petersburg, with a programme involving millions of square metres of new construction over the next few years which is aiming to maintain an international standard far beyond that of the regular buildings being constructed in the city at present. They are consulting international architects only. Kolpino is our first project for this client, and their opinion of our presentation...

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    Kv Masten

    The Masten housing cooperative is located in Eriksberg but is just 200 metres from the edge of the quay. The buildings are austere yet playful. The two buildings are in contrasting colours and have irregular window placements. The balconies with their transparent fronts are freely located and face the mountain. The coloured tones are derived from the surrounding area. This building has a welcoming entrance which resembles a kind of lobby. People can meet their neighbours, pick up their post and...

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    Riksbanken

    The department branch of Riksbanken, with representative bank premises on Hamngatan, was constructed at Hamnkanalen in 1889. The premises underwent extensive renovation over the years until Riksbanken left the building for good in the mid-1990s. Semrén & Månsson began extensive work in which the property was refined and restored in order to regain its original appearance. The outbuildings on Drottninggatan were demolished to make way for a modern office block, which with its open nature...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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