AUTUMN 2016 WILL see the opening of this symbolic sculptural building in Hagastaden, Stockholm, which aims to be a meeting place for the people who live in, work in or visit the district. Belatchew Arkitekter designed the building, fittingly named Twist. The name refers to the twisted shape and the programme which shifts between work and pleasure, the separate and the collective. The lightweight wooden structure, with a façade impregnated with Kebony, winds gently from one floor to the next.
A wide and multifunctional staircase seamlessly links the entrance level with the upper level and the roof terrace. The boundaries between the floors are erased, making the upper floor easily accessible and attractive. The shape has been determined to a large extent by permitted development – with a twist – but the name also relates to the scientific theme of the area. The turning shape also recalls a DNA spiral, as a nod to the nearby research centres.«