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Kungsbroskrapan - a high rise proposal for Stockholm City


The Kungsbroskrapan is a high rise proposal for Stockholm City. We believe the city has a potential for new buildings presenting progressive architecture of an international standard.

The 30-storey building contains offices as well as apartments. The site has been chosen for its strategic location next to the main railway station amidst railway tracks and roads, where the Kungsgatan street meets the bridge Kungsbron, at the shore of Klara Lake. The building also becomes a counter piece to the existing Kungsbro-towers further to the north on the same street.

While designing the building our aim has been to make it part of the surrounding flow of the railway traffic. The building reaches upward in a linear movement with parallel lines continuing without interruption from the street up onto the façade in one sole movement, like the tracks of the railway system. The building then splits into two with one body branching off to the side like a track switch, while the other turns to face the waterside.


RB Arkitektur is an architectural practice working in the field of contemporary and innovative architecture, and has attracted much attention in international media and has also been published in several architectural books.

Rahel Belatchew Lerdell was appointed Architect of the Year 2006/2007 by receiving ’The Great Design Award’ from Residence Magazine.

In the summer of 2007 Wallpaper*, the international design magazine, chose RB Arkitektur for its Architects Directory: 101 of the world’s most exciting new architects. The directory emphasizes RB Arkitektur’s ambition to identify the uniqueness of each project through extensive analysis of each different programme. Such an approach allows for a variety of expressions and architectural solutions.

RB Arkitektur was founded by Rahel Belatchew Lerdell, who was born in Ethiopia in 1969, and grew up in Uppsala, Sweden. After receiving a Masters Degree in Architecture from Ecole Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, Rahel worked as an architect in Paris, Luxemburg and Tokyo. After a decade of working abroad, she returned to Sweden in the year of 2000.


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