Team led by Foster + Partners selected for Stockholm Station development

20 January 2022
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Transformation planned for Sweden’s largest transport hub

The integrated team led by Tenderstream member Foster + Partners in collaboration with Marge Arkitekter has been revealed as winners of the competition for the Stockholm Central Station development. The winning design, put forward by the team which includes LAND Arkitektur, Thornton Tomasetti, Ramboll, Wenanders and TAM Group, will bring several modes of transport together into a single transport hub, while also establishing easy routes through the complex for pedestrians and creating a new mixed-use urban district.

Stockholm Central Station is Sweden’s largest transportation hub, originally opened in 1871. The historic station now serves more passengers than its original designers anticipated, with future plans to increase the number of trains set to kick start a reinvention of the area. A new district, largely built over the existing tracks, will re-link the surrounding streets to create a public realm that will stitch together the east and west sides of the city, improving passenger connections without impacting the historic skyline.

The masterplan includes a brand-new public square, while also recreating the historic Station Railway Park with spectacular views over the old town. By narrowing Klarabergsgatan Viaduct and reducing traffic flow, the proposals create a natural extension of the central waiting hall. The proposals also seek to realign the new central tunnel with Klarabergsgatan to create a subterranean east-west link across the site. The design allows for the possibility of extending the tunnel to provide a below ground connection through to the Citybanan in the future, which will then connect the extended platforms of the Central Station, Arlanda Express and the Bus Station in the City Terminal, uniting  four modes of transport.

Angus Campbell, senior partner at Foster + Partners, added: “This is a historic undertaking. We are incredibly honoured to be tasked with developing our proposals further. Stockholm is a unique city with historic city silhouettes. We believe our proposals can form meaningful connections between the city and the central station area, while creating green urban spaces for people to meet, as well as a central focus for sustainable travel at the heart of Stockholm.”

Lucy Nordberg
Tenderstream Head of Research

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