An entrance that opens up the city
Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter were hired by Pembroke Real Estate to design a new entrance building for Nordea’s offices at Smålandsgatan 17 in central Stockholm. Inaugurated in 2017, the new entrance forms part of Pembroke’s “Project Access”, aimed at making the city more accessible for pedestrians.
To create new connections within the city, the entrance, which connects the PK building (PK-huset) with Mästerhuset, has been placed two floors up, right across Smålandsgatan, which was previously a dead-end street. TEA’s solution allows pedestrians to reach Mäster Samuelsgatan via the alleyway underneath the raised entrance building, where a new square has also been constructed.
As the facade has been clad from floor to ceiling in discrete mirrored glass, it reflects the sky and the surrounding properties making the building almost ethereal during the daytime. This is in sharp contrast to the darker hours when the brightly lit interior of the entrance illuminates the new square.
TEA has also designed the interior of the entrance.