Kista is a suburb of Stockholm also known for being a centre for IT technology – a northern European ‘Silicon Valley’. This project included spaces for offices as well as open-to-the-public cultural activities related to IT. The building would occupy a full central city block creating a node for local communication.
After a careful study of the surrounding fabric of communication, the building was broken into a complex of lamellas to open it up and to reduce the density of the site. A generous public passage runs through the interior length of the complex at the ground and lower levels. To function as a true node – or hub – in its city, the architecture is a sculpted void as much as it is solid volumes of building.
The un-built Kista Nod project was conceived in a collaboration between Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects and Nyréns, through Peter Kinnmark, Lukas Thiel and Anna Frank, on an initiative by the developer Atrium Ljungberg and the Stockholm City Planning Office.