Alvik Tower is a sculptural, 18-story landmark residential complex located on the waterfront in Bromma, known as “garden city” in the Stockholm metropolitan area, with close proximity to Lake Mälaren and several nature reserves. The site forms a transition zone between the city and the landscape, which has inspired the architecture. The 110,000-square-foot development with 151 apartments — a fractured block of nine stories and a landmark 18-story tower divided into two parts — draws its angles and lines from the steepness and structure of the mountains bordering Lake Mälaren.
The layout provides each residence generous amounts of daylight and views. At the same time, the solution provides free areas, which are used as squares and public spaces. With restaurants and shops on the ground floor, a large and lush courtyard and a central square oriented toward the city, the development enhances the urban environment for all residents in the area.
The tower houses the larger apartments, with multiple aspects and spacious terraces, while the lower wing (set to be completed in mid-2015) houses maisonette-type homes with balconies and rooftop terraces. The sculptural angles and prefabricated white polished terrazzo façades give the development a bright and interesting appearance, which varies with the many different lines of sight from the surrounding city.
Alvik Tower is the result of an architectural competition, won by C.F. Møller Architects in 2008 for the client PEAB Sverige AB.