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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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    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...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ateljéhus Klippan

    The Klippan Cultural Reserve is situated to the west, adjacent to the bridgehead of the Älvsborgsbron bridge. This area is utilitarian in nature, with tall brick buildings and steep tiled roofs. Klippan is part of a walking and recreation route extended from Nya Varvet to the west, via Rosenlund and on to Lilla Bommen in the city centre. These condominiums have been designed for Klippans Kulturfastigheter and are situated between the ruins of the old Älvsborg fortress and Oscarsleden. These...

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    Årstafältet

    As a parallel contract, Semrén & Månsson was invited to design a residential block as part of Årstafältet and then continued with the project commission. A simple, space-efficient normal plan was used to pave the way for something innovative with historical links on the site. Clear references to Årsta's unique 1950s structure and design idiom can be seen here, combined with the design principles of today. The variation in height and the relationship between the ends of the building and...

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