Bravida has chosen COWI to plan the installations in Karlatornet in Gothenburg. At 245 metres high, and with 73 floors, the tower will be the tallest building in the Nordic region.
Work on Karlatornet is planned to start at the end of 2018 or early in 2019, and will be the first step in the development of the new Gothenburg district of Karlastaden.
In the most intensive phase of construction, the tower will grow by around one floor a week.
The new skyscraper will contain some 590 flats and a 350-room hotel. In 2014, COWI was part of the team which won the architecture competition for Karlastaden, and it has continued to provide various technical services at different stages of Sweden’s most spectacular and exciting urban development project.
“Now we are very happy to be involved in the actual implementation. It demonstrates our ability to gather the right skills and experience and to work closely with our customer Bravida,” says Henrik Malmberg, Senior Market Director at COWI.
In partnership with the contractor Serneke, Bravida and COWI are responsible for project design, estimation and planning of all installations in the tower. COWI will be handling the electrical and HVAC systems.
“This project is in line with our ambition to increase the number of large and complex projects which offer great opportunities to enhance our attractiveness and positioning in the marketplace going forward,” says Håkan Adelwald, Senior Vice-President, Buildings.
Karlatornet was designed by the US architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and is scheduled for completion in 2021.