Photos by Laurian Ghinitoiu. Located at the edge of Stockholm’s treasured national park Gärdet, 79&Park is designed to be unique contemporary homes with generous views and outdoor space, while remaining respectful to its surrounding landscapes, neighboring buildings and nearby royal harbor Frihamnen. The 25,000m2 wooden hillside residence is a porous building of 3.6m x 3.6m modules organized around an open green courtyard.
The building’s tallest corner is lifted up to 35m in order to maximize the inflow of natural daylight as well as views towards Gärdet and the Frihamnen port for most of its units. The modules cascade down to the building’s lowest profile at just 7m, gradually extending the wooden development into the park.
The organic expression and cedar-cladding continues into the green courtyard, where residents and visitors are met by different sized plateaus that create small activity pockets and spaces for amenities: a shared outdoor area with lush bushes, trees, a dog daycare, a preschool and ample racks for bicycle parking. Inside, nearly all of the 169 units have unique layouts, appealing to the diverse group of residents across different age groups and walks of life.
All dwellings have access to private and shared roof terraces. Large windows invite greenery from the terraces and views from the national park into the residences, creating a smooth transition between inside and outside. The terraced landscape features a rich variety of plants—hardy perennials, trees and bushes are sprinkled across the rooftops, appearing green and leafy throughout the different seasons in the Scandinavian climate.
The ground floor of 79&Park houses commercial spaces open to the public, activating the edge of the plot. In the floors above, residents enjoy views to the expansive, peaceful landscape of Gärdet’s wild grasslands and heaths. 79&Park appears like a gentle hillside, seamlessly blending into the nature around it.Credits: Dry-IT, HB Trapper, Tengbom, Metator, Andersson Jönsson Landskapsarkitekter, Konkret, Acad International, De Brand Sverige, Projit, HJR Projekt-El.