The Pole Star – A 230-metre tower for Gothenburg, Sweden by SOM

The Pole Star: A 230-metre tower for Gothenburg, Sweden by SOM is features a design that “takes inspiration from ribbons blowing in the wind”. With a proposed height of 230 metres, the Pole star Tower will tower over the 100-metre Gothia New Tower – the city’s tallest tower at present.

SOM – teamed up with Copenhagen-based Entasis on the proposal, as part of a 14-hectare masterplan for the post-industrial business district north of Götaälven.

The Pole Star – A 230 Metre Height Tower Building

Beyond the height, the design plan draws inspiration from “ribbons blowing in the wind,” featuring a fluid, twisting design. The tower, which will be residential in function, will serve as the focal point amongst an assemblage of mid-rise buildings.

Beyond the single-storey flats and duplexes, the building will also accommodate a gym, residents’ lounge, garden, rooftop observation deck and a restaurant that’s open to the general public.

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“Commissioned by major contractor SERNEKE and the City of Gothenburg, this inspirational new residential  scheme includes Sweden’s tallest building, marking a shift from traditional development patterns in the   country.

Drawing on their experience as designers of 6 of the world’s fifteen tallest buildings, SOM’s design is highly efficient, both in terms of floor space and energy use, while still including apartments with views focused on the city and waterfront.

The Pole Star tower design is complemented by a sustainable vision for the entire area, strengthening Gothenburg as a whole – in particular the post-industrial business district north of  Götaälven.

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Extending from this bold vision the master plan creates a highly animated 143,000m2 mixed use district. Offering a vibrant destination with a range of retail, food and beverage opportunities, this new neighborhood will act as a catalyst in making Landholding the premier north bank area.

A series of mid rise towers rising from a robustly expressed sequence of podium buildings creates a new cluster of taller structures providing context for Pole star.

The tower will offer a variety of apartment types, including single storey flats, loft-style apartments and duplexes.

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