Skanska and Utopia Arkitekter are the winners for the land allocation competition for Uppsala Resecentrum (The Uppsala Travel Centre) held by the Manicipality of Uppsala. It is designed to be a landmark building of the Uppsala residents. The essential idea is to create an exciting meeting point and a display area for the values which Uppsala stands for, with scope also for interesting things which the region has to offer.
A distinct sustainability profile has been a lodestar, giving both casual visitors and the people of Uppsala themselves an opportunity of finding out more about the city and municipality as an internationally leading region where sustainability is concerned. All in all, this means excellent prospects of building pride and generating interest in the building, the place and the region.
Part of the jury citation, “the scheme is conceptually consistent, presenting a building whose vocabulary is both contrasting and refreshing. The great merit of this project consists in its deft, ingenious handling of the different ground levels on the site, using a holistic approach to achieve a seamless interaction between outdoors and indoors. The project convincingly shows how people will populate and move about in both building and locale“.
Architect : Skanska and Utopia Arkitekter
Location : Stationsgatan, Uppsala, Sweden
Project Year : 2013
Project Area : 10600, 0 square meters
By: Delia Chang