Belatchew Arkitekter Releases Renderings of Proposed Asymmetrical Discus High Rise in Stockholm, Sweden

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Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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Swedish architectural firm Belatchew Arkitekter, acting on the instructions of Sveafastigheter Utveckling—a Swedish real estate developer—, has put forward the design for Discus, a prominent new skyscraper situated in Nacka's bustling central region, which forms a key part of the metropolitan area of Stockholm, Sweden.

Discus is a new landmark building in Nacka City, which with its characteristic irregular silhouette is designed to become a symbol of a growing metropolitan area. Discus will be placed in the heart of Nacka’s new public transport node, right above the metro station in Nacka City's new city center.

Discus will consist of about 30 floors and will accommodate 450 to 500 apartments of different sizes, together with commercial and public facilities, creating an active and vibrant place.

“Discus is a beautiful building in the middle of our upcoming city with an entrance to the Metro on the ground floor, stunning views, with parks outside and both offices and apartments within. The building will give the site an identity of both modernity and playfulness,” says Mats Gerdau, the Mayor of Nacka.

“High rises attract a lot of attention and must therefore be exciting to look at. This building will represent and symbolize Nacka, so we want it to be a daring building – which we think Discus is, " says Gunilla Glantz, Director of Urban Planning, Nacka Municipality.

“Discus is the first high rise in Nacka's most central parts, and with its strong form, the building will contribute to Nacka's exciting silhouette. Discus clearly shows an architectural ambition that Nacka Municipality wants to see in future projects in Nacka City,” says Nina Åman, City Architect, Nacka Municipality.

“Nacka is a visionary municipality who dares to test new urban structures where traditional neighborhoods are combined with high rises. Public transport is crucial for the city of the future, and that we now, in Nacka's most central location, can realize our insights and ideas about an architecture for public transport with high passenger flows is very inspiring, says Rahel Belatchew, CEO and Principal Architect, Belatchew Arkitekter.

About Nacka City

Nacka City is the name of the new, dense and mixed-use urban area that is currently being developed in Nacka, Stockholm. In 2025, the metro will be extended to Nacka with the addition of three new stations. By 2030, 14,000 new homes and 10,000 new workplaces will have been created in Nacka City, and the population of Nacka is expected to have risen from 100,000 to 140,000. Nacka City is to be a close and innovative part of Stockholm – an attractive place to live and work.

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Ian Mutuli

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Ian Mutuli

Founder and Managing Editor of Archute. He is also a graduate architect from The University of Nairobi, Kenya.
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