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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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    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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    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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    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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    Semcon

    At the beginning of the street Lindholmsallén and next to the quayside in a waterfront location, a new headquarter is commissioned by Semcon, an international technology consulting firm with engineering services and product information. The building will become a cost-efficient head office that meets tomorrow's expectations of a modern workplace as well as the requirements for sustainability, accessibility, and space efficiency. The inviting entrance is situated in the North-West, and it leads...

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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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    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 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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    BDO

    The passionate revision firm BDO contacted Semrén & Månsson when they wanted a new interior concept to match their offer as a social, positive and driven partner for their clients. The visitor is led from the entrance to the reception and lounge area. Adjacent, a large conference room is located, through which a smaller open-plan office can be glimpsed. Small tables and pendant lights in the staffroom gives a café atmosphere, which invites for a small chat and a cup of coffee with the...

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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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    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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    Vox hotel

    Located within an existing building in the center of Jönköping, Semrén & Månsson has designed lifestyle hotel Vox. Luxurious suites with views over Vättern are mixed with compact rooms for shorter stays.   The lobby forms a meeting space and an extended living room area for guests as well as for the citizens of Jönköping. A wavy wooden wall runs through the entrance fl oor and link bar, restaurant, front desk and lobby together. Enclosing niches protrude the wooden wall and form...

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    Clarion Hotel Post

    A 24,000 square-meter national monument was to be transformed into a modern large hotel of the highest class while simultaneously filling the need for a new central living room for the city. From the start, the office had been working to find opportunities to optimize the area and create a new expression in the middle of Gothenburg's historical gateway. At the same time as the establishment in the area around Drottningtorget was being discussed, the office was working with hotel Avalon. All...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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