NATIONAL ARCHIVES MARIEBERG – EXTENSION AND HOUSING
Our proposal for the extension to the National Archives consists of a collection of volumes, forming a figure that closes itself towards the city and opens onto the landscape, Mariebergsparken park and lake Mälaren. The design consists of three forms with two different expressions. The archive extension relates in scale to the existing National Archives, while the housing volumes relate to the surrounding large-scale residential buildings.
Our addition respects the National Archives building as a clear and stringent solitary. Our proposal is based on a solitary volume with its own infrastructure but with an underground connection. The extension with its sculptural expression works like a statue that marks the entrance, defines the entrance room and highlight the dignity of the building. The extension is proposed to be carried out in a characterful metal such as patinated bronze sheets, brass or cast iron.
The materiality of the residential volumes relates to the National Archives through the brick and its joints. The buildings have distinct uniform facade materials that relate to the surrounding built environment and its monolithic expression, but at the same time lends materiality to detail, with metal detailing in concrete volumes and concrete details in the metal volume.
Petra Gipp, Malin Heyman, Jonas Hesse, Emil Bäckström, Jasmien Wouters, Dacil Lorente Snowdon