Tengbom architects behind Mästerhuset – Stockholm’s new world-class office building
Today sees the inauguration of Mästerhuset, an entirely new world-class building offering 37,000 sqm of prime office, retail and restaurant space in the heart of Stockholm’s business district. Tengbom is the architect behind the project that not only creates conditions for a vibrant street environment in the area but also sets new quality and sustainability standards for commercial properties in central Stockholm.
Mästerhuset at Mäster Samuelsgatan 21 includes offices with capacity for 3,000 workplaces and retail space at street level. The building is characterised by high-quality materials and is expected to be the first new building in Stockholm to achieve the internationally recognised environmental certification LEED Platinum. The surrounding area will be given fresh life with a new walkway between Mäster Samuelsgatan and Hamngatan.
“Historically, Tengbom are the architects behind several of Stockholm’s iconic office buildings and with Mästerhuset we are building on this tradition. The sculpted atrium, the energy-optimised façade and stormwater management using the meadows on the roof terrace, are just a few examples of how quality and sustainability have been achieved in modern environments that also harmonize with the surrounding cityscape”, says Karin Hagelberg, senior architect at Tengbom.
Tengbom was commissioned by Pembroke Real Estate in 2009 and has been involved in the project from pre-study to completed building. Concepts such as quality, sustainability and flexibility have been present throughout the process. The design is based on a Scandinavian palette of wood and stone with elements of glass and metal, typical materials in modern buildings worldwide. Windows three metres high and a central atrium with a glass roof provide optimal natural daylight and the building’s ten flexible floors can be tailored to meet tenant needs. A restaurant at street level together with the glazed lobby will contribute to a new and vibrant street environment.
“As Pembroke’s first major project in Stockholm, we are delighted by Mästerhuset’s success to date. Having already achieved 100 % occupancy and completing on schedule is a testament to the whole team’s hard work. Working with Tengbom has been a pleasure – from the start they understood our vision for the building and made it possible to design and build such a sustainable and desirable office building”, says Mark Takeuchi, Senior Vice President and Head of Europe at Pembroke.
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Emelie Mannheimer, Marketing and Communications Director, Tengbom
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Tengbom is one of the leading architectural firms in the Nordic region. The company stands for forward-looking and living architecture with buildings and milieus that people want to visit and in which they want to live and work. Tengbom has some 550 employees at twelve offices in Sweden and Finland. Tengbom was founded in 1906 by Ivar Tengbom, a prominent figure in Swedish architecture. Learn more at www.tengbom.se.