FOJAB competes with Cobe for Gothenburg station building

The design of the new Mittuppgången station building at Göteborg Central will be decided in a prestigious architectural competition. FOJAB, in a team with Cobe, WSP and Crowd Dynamics, has been selected to participate in a parallel assignment.

The new Mittuppgången will be the station area's gateway to the north, strategically located at the foot of Nya Hisingsbron. The station building will be the main entrance to the West Link and a link between regional trains, the central station and the city's public transport. The building will also house public spaces and offices.

Jernhusen and the City of Gothenburg are organizing parallel assignments for the design. 28 teams participated in the prequalification and four teams have now been selected to participate in the continued competition. The entries will be presented in December and the winning proposal will be presented in January.

The FOJAB team is led by the Copenhagen-based architecture firm Cobe and includes the consulting firms WSP and Crowd Dynamics. The other qualified architectural firms are Dorte Mandrup A/S, Erséus Arkitekter and Reiulf Ramstad Arkitekter AS.

- "It is of course very exciting to be prequalified for this type of key project with great importance for the development of Gothenburg, and a good opportunity for us as an office to establish ourselves in the Gothenburg market. We at FOJAB have good experience of working with the City of Gothenburg, as we developed the urban development program for the station area. The design of Mittuppgången, as one of the most important nodes, will be a natural continuation of that work," says Daniel Nord, CEO of FOJAB.