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We are proud of the international attention Discus has received and we are looking forward to develop this project, together with the municipality of Nacka. It is especially rewarding to have won the DNA Paris Design Awards, since I got my master's degree in architecture at the Ecole Spéciale d'Architecture in Paris, a city I hold close to my heart.
Rahel Belatchew, Founder, Belatchew Arkitekter.
We are pleased that the Architectural Review and MIPIM highlight our Stockholm Loop project which addresses important questions for our time covering various aspects of the city. It is particularly honoring to receive the AR MIPIM Future Project award for the second time, since our BuzzBuilding project won it in 2015.
Rahel Belatchew, CEO and Chief Architect, Belatchew Arkitekter
We are overwhelmed with the interest the world has shown our BuzzBuilding, and it is gratifying that we now have the opportunity to show how the BuzzBuilding can resolve London’s need of protein at the Roca London Gallery.
Rahel Belatchew, Principal Architect, CEO and founder of Belatchew Arkitekter
We also look forward to discuss our proposal for how to make cities self-sufficient in protein within the framework of ‘agritecture’ – buildings growing food – together with a distinguished panel including Carolyn Steel, whose book ‘Hungry City’ points out the close connection between the city and the food needed for its citizens.
Rahel Belatchew, Principal Architect, CEO and founder of Belatchew Arkitekter
We are extremely proud of the international attention Discus has received and we are looking forward to develop this project, together with the municipality of Nacka.
Rahel Belatchew, CEO, Founder and Principal Architect, Belatchew Arkitekter
We are proud and humble to have received the DI Gasell award from Dagens Industri. We see this as a sign that we are on the right track and that our view of what an architectural company should offer today has been well received by the market. It is about offering our customers a mix of architecture, innovation and sustainability.
Rahel Belatchew, CEO and founder, Belatchew Arkitekter AB
I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to our amazing employees who have made this possible.
Rahel Belatchew, CEO and founder, Belatchew Arkitekter AB
We believe in cross-border cooperation, today more than ever. For architects worldwide, we are facing the challenge of creating sustainable cities. A platform like sthlmnyc creates opportunities for knowledge sharing between cities and is in line with our internationalization strategy.
Rahel Belatchew, founder and CEO, Belatchew Arkitekter
We think Belatchew Arkitekter is an ambitious and a visionary company with projects that belong on the international architecture scene. Based on sthlmyc as a platform, we discuss and formulate innovative solutions in urban planning and architecture to influence the cities of the future.
Sander Schuur, founder of sthlmnyc
I think that Belatchew Arkitekter is a creative and innovative company, renowned for pushing the envelope whenever they develop new architecture.
Sander Schuur, Creative Director, Belatchew Arkitekter
With Sander as Creative Director, we further strengthen our creative skills and ensure continued delivery of high-quality architecture. Sander's wide international network of contacts also becomes an asset in our ambition to reach international markets.
Rahel Belatchew, Chief Architect and Founder, Belatchew Arkitekter
The key strengths of Stockholm Loop are the creation of more than 120,000 new homes, the sustainable use of existing infrastructure, and increased social sustainability through activated outlying areas and community-creating sports initiatives.
Rahel Belachew, CEO and Principal Architect Belatchew Arkitekter.
We are now calling on all actors in the region at municipal, county council and state level - as well as private actors - to find solutions to the housing situation in Stockholm together, while creating lively outlying areas without building entirely new cities.
Rahel Belachew, CEO and Principal Architect Belatchew Arkitekter.
Discus is a beautiful building in the middle of our upcoming city with an entrance to the Metro on the ground floor, stunning views, with parks outside and both offices and apartments within. The building will give the site an identity of both modernity and playfulness.
Mats Gerdau, the Mayor of Nacka.
High rises attract a lot of attention and must therefore be exciting to look at. This building will represent and symbolize Nacka, so we want it to be a daring building – which we think Discus is.
Gunilla Glantz, Director of Urban Planning, Nacka Municipality.
Discus is the first high rise in Nacka's most central parts, and with its strong form, the building will contribute to Nacka's exciting silhouette. Discus clearly shows an architectural ambition that Nacka Municipality wants to see in future projects in Nacka City.
Nina Åman, City Architect, Nacka Municipality.
Nacka is a visionary municipality who dares to test new urban structures where traditional neighborhoods are combined with high rises. Public transport is crucial for the city of the future, and that we now, in Nacka's most central location, can realize our insights and ideas about an architecture for public transport with high passenger flows is very inspiring.
Rahel Belatchew, CEO and Principal Architect, Belatchew Arkitekter.
Discus is the first high rise in Nacka's most central parts, and with its strong form, the building will contribute to Nacka's exciting silhouette. Discus clearly shows an architectural ambition that Nacka Municipality wants to see in future projects in Nacka City.
Nina Åman, City Architect, Nacka Municipality.
Nacka is a visionary municipality who dares to test new urban structures where traditional neighborhoods are combined with high rises. Public transport is crucial for the city of the future, and that we now, in Nacka's most central location, can realize our insights and ideas about an architecture for public transport with high passenger flows is very inspiring.
Rahel Belatchew, CEO and Principal Architect, Belatchew Arkitekter.
It is an honor to have been invited to the Design Diplomacy event at the Swedish residence and to have the opportunity to give a lecture at the Architectural Symposium.
Rahel Belatchew, Founder and Principal Architect, Belatchew Arkitekter.
Being awarded in an international context like the World Architecture Festival is especially rewarding as it proves that our projects are of international standards.
Rahel Belatchew, Principal Architect, CEO and Founder, Belatchew Arkitekter
The challenge for this project was to bridge a gap between two blocks with very different typologies. Since we wanted to design them as monochrome units with the same material on roof and façades the choice fell on steel.
Rahel Belatchew, Principal Architect and CEO, Belatchew Arkitekter