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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Kronhusgatan

    A seemingly deserted and fairly ugly blasted rock face used to be visible on Kronhusgatan in Västra Nordstaden. We started thinking about how we could enhance the value of the location from an urban construction standpoint. It would be possible to complete the beautiful urban space around Kronhuset and Kronhusbodarna by placing an angular building around the rock. This idea was developed together with SGS, Stiftelsen Göteborgs Studentbostäder, and the present solution was devised through a...

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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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    Villa Beyer

    Work on Villa Beyer provides Semrén & Månsson with a fantastic opportunity to bring back to life a unique Gothenburg building from its long sleep. We are recreating a classic villa in the "Lorensberg villa town" literally a stone's throw from Götaplatsen. Our aim is to make Villa Beyer into a lively, functioning home by developing this 1920s villa, turning it into a modern place to live where the materials and floor plans meet contemporary requirements. Surrounded by strong stone walls...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Alfons Åbergs Kulturhus

    Alfons Åbergs barnkulturhus – the Alfie Atkins Cultural Centre for Children – will be situated at the old Fröhandeln at the traditional old Trädgårdsföreningen in Gothenburg. This new cultural centre will be a building where children can climb, jump and be part of the world of Alfie Atkins, in the form of famous scenes based on the books. Fröhandeln is of major cultural value and constitutes an important part of the history of Trädgårdsföreningen. This building, designed by...

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    Ullstorp

    Ullstorp is situated to the north-west of Kungälv. This area is characterised by open agricultural land surrounded by dense forest. The most important foundation was to consolidate the natural values, even after development, and to use the new community structure to develop the identity of Ullstorp. We have formulated four basic principles for this commission: - For the primary traffic system to be laid in a traditional manner at the edge of the forest. - For the new garden town to focus on...

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