Groundbreaking for residential tower in Nyhamnen

The first sod is now being turned for Godsfinkan 3 in Malmö's urban transformation project Södra Nyhamnen. FOJAB has designed the residential block that will be the first encounter with the city for those arriving by train from the north: two towers of nineteen and sixteen floors respectively.

- We have wanted to take advantage of the unique qualities of the site; the proximity to both the city and the harbor, Bangårdsterrassen and Carlsgatan boulevard and the unobstructed view of both Malmö and Öresund," says Stefan Johansson, architect at FOJAB.

The block, which FOJAB has designed for Malmö's municipal housing company MKB, is made up of three buildings - nineteen, sixteen and seven floors respectively. It houses 192 rental apartments, 7 premises, garages and outdoor environments. The building is made of sustainable materials with great care for details and material encounters to create a long-term beautiful environment.

The aim has been to create homes characterized by a balance between function, beauty and a sense of home, with space-efficient apartments and low operating and management costs.

The light gray bricks, masonry with a relief effect around wall openings, in combination with mullioned railings, give the building a classic, well-proportioned expression. The three buildings are designed as a whole but with individual detailing. Great care has been taken with details and materials to create a long-term beautiful environment. The apartments are well planned and designed to make the most of the view.