Architectural firm Skidmore, Owings and Merril has won an international design competition to design the 'Polstjarnan' or 'Pole Star' skyscraper. The Pole Star residnetial building will be situated in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden, and will be the tallest building in Scandinavia.
The Pole Star building will feature a largely glass facade that twists and spirals before separating into four quarters towards the top end of the building.
The area surrounding the building will also be reinvigorated, with the designers planning to install parks, walkways and smaller administrative buildings which will sport green roofs. There will also be space reserved for retail and commercial spaces, restaurants, cafes and bars.
The design has been lauded for the elegant and understated nature of its facade, as well as the fact that it will be relatively inexpensive to produce.
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