Studio is an ambitious project which will significantly enrich Malmö’s city life. Studio is a 55 metres tall, fourteen-storey structure that is essentially flexible to function as a mixed-use building, accommodating bars, cafés, restaurant, a hotel, retail outlets, offices, a conference hall and a multifunctional hall, all under one roof. Studio will be a natural focal point and a catalyst of the ongoing regeneration of the Malmö harbour area. It will be a landmark buzzing with life and activities, both day and night.
The architectural expression of the new centre is a clear geometric building. The design allows the building to fit in alongside its contemporary and historic neighbours. The building is located as part of Universitetsholmen which is an attractive student environment by the harbour front. The building’s façades are characterised by dark brickwork contrasting the window jambs in white concrete.
The architectural expression is simple and legible. Particular attention has been paid to the way in which the new building connects with its urban context, including a creation of a new public square. The glass façade further emphasises the connection between internal and external space. When weather permits it, functions at ground floor level can spread outside the building, reinforcing the sense of uninterrupted permeability and connection to the city.
Studio is designed to be an energy-efficient building and has been pre-certified LEED Platinum.