Victoria Tower
Stockholm Sweden
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

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To Tip:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the highest point of the building, irrespective of material or function of the highest element (i.e., including antennae, flagpoles, signage and other functional-technical equipment).

117.6 m / 386 ft
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Architectural:

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

117.6 m / 386 ft
Floors

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

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1 2 Victoria Tower Outline
Height 117.6 m / 386 ft
Floors 35
Official Name

The current legal building name.

Victoria Tower
Other Names

Other names the building has commonly been known as, including former names, common informal names, local names, etc.

Scandic Hotel Kista
Type

CTBUH collects data on two major types of tall structures: 'Buildings' and 'Telecommunications / Observation Towers.' A 'Building' is a structure where at least 50% of the height is occupied by usable floor area. A 'Telecommunications / Observation Tower' is a structure where less than 50% of the structure's height is occupied by usable floor area. Only 'Buildings' are eligible for the CTBUH 'Tallest Buildings' lists.

Building
Status
Completed
Architecturally Topped Out
Structurally Topped Out
Under Construction
Proposed
On Hold
Never Completed
Vision
Competition Entry
Canceled
Proposed Renovation
Under Renovation
Renovated
Under Demolition
Demolished
Completed, 2011
Country

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of Country, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

City

The CTBUH follows the United Nations's definition of City, and thus uses the lists and codes established by that organization.

Postal Code
164 40
Function

A single-function tall building is defined as one where 85% or more of its usable floor area is dedicated to a single usage. Thus a building with 90% office floor area would be said to be an "office" building, irrespective of other minor functions it may also contain.

A mixed-use tall building contains two or more functions (or uses), where each of the functions occupy a significant proportion of the tower's total space. Support areas such as car parks and mechanical plant space do not constitute mixed-use functions. Functions are denoted on CTBUH "Tallest Building" lists in descending order, e.g., "hotel/office" indicates hotel function above office function.

hotel / office
Structural Material

Steel
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from steel. Note that a building of steel construction with a floor system of concrete planks or concrete slab on top of steel beams is still considered a “steel” structure as the concrete elements are not acting as the primary structure.

Reinforced Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning systems are constructed from concrete which has been cast in place and utilizes steel reinforcement bars.

Precast Concrete
Both the main vertical/lateral structural elements and the floor spanning system are constructed from steel reinforced concrete which has been precast as individual components and assembled together on-site.

Mixed-Structure
Utilizes distinct systems (e.g. steel, concrete, timber), one on top of the other. For example, a steel/concrete indicates a steel structural system located on top of a concrete structural system, with the opposite true of concrete/steel.

Composite
A combination of materials (e.g. steel, concrete, timber) are used together in the main structural elements. Examples include buildings which utilize: steel columns with a floor system of reinforced concrete beams; a steel frame system with a concrete core; concrete-encased steel columns; concrete-filled steel tubes; etc. Where known, the CTBUH database breaks out the materials used in a composite building’s core, columns, and floor spanning separately.

composite
Official Website
Height

Height is measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the architectural top of the building, including spires, but not including antennae, signage, flag poles or other functional-technical equipment. This measurement is the most widely utilized and is employed to define the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) rankings of the "World's Tallest Buildings."

Architectural
117.6 m / 386 ft
To Tip
117.6 m / 386 ft
Floors Above Ground

The number of floors above ground should include the ground floor level and be the number of main floors above ground, including any significant mezzanine floors and major mechanical plant floors. Mechanical mezzanines should not be included if they have a significantly smaller floor area than the major floors below. Similarly, mechanical penthouses or plant rooms protruding above the general roof area should not be counted. Note: CTBUH floor counts may differ from published accounts, as it is common in some regions of the world for certain floor levels not to be included (e.g., the level 4, 14, 24, etc. in Hong Kong).

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# of Hotel Rooms

Number of Hotel Rooms refers to the total number of hotel rooms contained within a particular building.

299
# of Elevators

Number of Elevators refers to the total number of elevator cars (not shafts) contained within a particular building (including public, private and freight elevators).

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Tower GFA

Tower GFA refers to the total gross floor area within the tower footprint, not including adjoining podiums, connected buildings or other towers within the development.

23,184 m² / 249,550 ft²
Construction Schedule
2008

Proposed

2009

Construction Start

2011

Completed

Elevator

Formwork

Owner/Developer
Call Tower Invest AB
Architect
Wingardh Arkitektkontor
Structural Engineer
Integra Engineering AB
MEP Engineer
AB Teknoplan

Elevator

Formwork

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building Europe 2012 Award of Excellence

2012 CTBUH Awards

CTBUH Initiatives

Victoria Tower Chosen as Featured Building


15 February 2013 - Featured Building

About Victoria Tower

Victoria Tower stands out among its neighbors and acts as an icon for the surrounding area. Situated between Stockholm proper and the city airport, the hotel and office tower serves the area with conference and office facilities, as well as providing a 299-room hotel. Seen on the way into the city, the tower stands out as a welcoming figure along the expressway.

Sited in Kista Science City, the hotel serves a mixed population of researchers, students, and businessmen. Nearby are the Kista Expo Center and shopping center, as well as other amenities. Just 15 minutes away from the Stockholm city center and 20 minutes away from the nearest airport, the tower’s location is ideal.

Within the tower, a mix of programs acts to meet the needs of the diverse range of users. An open approach to the lobby, lounge, and restaurant creates a large space conducive to meeting or relaxing, as well as serving the basic needs of meal service and guest reception. The skybar on the 34th floor offers views of both the surrounding environs as well as Stockholm in the distance.

The tower has a parallelogram-shaped plan for floors 2–21, which comprises the hotel rooms, while the upper floors are rectangular, delineating the office spaces. The top floors cantilever over the main form of the building, emphasizing its geometry. At 34 floors, the tower is a simple yet highly delineated prismatic tower in both its form and materiality.

The tesselated façade of the building is clad entirely in colored glass, though in actuality two-thirds of the walls are fully insulated. This allows the tower to appear as a prism in its geometry and materiality while meeting the needs for energy conservation. Software was developed specifically for the project to create a randomized yet uniform appearance. Due to the nature of the reflective and colorful glazing, the experience of the building changes with the viewer’s perspective. Changes in daylight, weather, and season also affect the expression of the façade, ultimately creating a new and different representation for every visitor.

The triangulated module of the façade is heavily articulated on the inside of the building, with a seemingly random mix of solid versus transparent modules. This pattern brings in daylight in a very non-traditional way, as opposed to typical rectangular window openings. At night, the glow on the exterior of the building is the opposite of this effect; brightly lit triangles are interspersed with solid walls, further emphasizing the geometric expression of the tower.
Relying on Scandinavian Modernism with a mix of color and classic designers, the interiors of the building are light and clean. Furnishings by Vitra are found throughout, along with classic Scandinavian light hardwoods and white wall treatments.

As the second tallest building in Stockholm, Victoria Tower sets a unique precedent for the approach to building tall in a typically low-rise region. The straightforward formal geometry and highly developed textural façade treatment are a modern interpretation of traditional Scandinavian approaches: simple yet extremely well-executed.

CTBUH Awards & Distinctions

Best Tall Building Europe 2012 Award of Excellence

2012 CTBUH Awards

15 February 2013

Victoria Tower Chosen as Featured Building

Among the tallest towers in Scandinavia, Victoria Tower is a strong iconic form. Placing the larger floor plates on top of the smaller hotel floor plates creates a dramatic cantilever.