List of tallest buildings in Sweden

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Turning Torso, the tallest building in Sweden and Scandinavia since 2005.

This is a list of the tallest buildings in Sweden. The history of skyscrapers in Sweden began with the completion of Kungstornen on Kungsgatan in Stockholm.[1] The twin towers are each 60 m (197 ft) high and were completed in 1924 and 1925 respectively.[2] In 1927 Thor Thörnblad proposed an American inspired skyscraper on Blasieholmen in Stockholm, the proposal was 40 floors and 150 meters high.[3] This would have made it the tallest skyscraper in Europe by a large margin at the time. In the Post-World War II era construction of several high-rise buildings began[1], such as Wenner-Gren Center, Skatteskrapan, Hötorgsskraporna, Folksamhuset, and Kronprinsen.[1] Entering the 21st century a new wave of high-rise buildings has reached Sweden, since 2005 Turning Torso in Malmö stands as the tallest building in Sweden and Scandinavia.

Many Swedish skyscraper projects have been canceled after protests, or because the plans were proved economically unsustainable. A 200 m (656 ft) high skyscraper, called Tell Us Tower, was planned for construction in 2010 at Telefonplan in Stockholm's southern suburbs, but the plans were canceled in 2007.[4][5] There were plans to construct a 325 m (1,066 ft) high skyscraper, Scandinavian Tower, in Malmö, but they were canceled in 2004.[6] If built, the Scandinavian Tower would have been the tallest skyscraper in Europe.[6]

Definition[edit]

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat recognizes a building only if at least 50% of its height is made up of floor plates containing habitable floor area.[7] Structures that do not meet this criterion, such as the Kaknästornet or Uppsala Cathedral, are defined as "towers".

This list ranks high-rises / skyscrapers in Sweden based on the CTBUH height criteria:[8]

  1. Height to architectural top: This is the main criterion under which the CTBUH ranks the height of buildings. Heights are measured from the level of the lowest, significant, open-air, pedestrian entrance to the top of the building, inclusive of spires but excluding items such as flagpoles and antennae.
  2. Highest occupied floor: Height to the floor level of the highest floor that is occupied by residents, workers or other building users on a consistent basis.
  3. Height to tip: Height to the highest point of the building, including antennae, flagpoles, and technical equipment.

Building heights are measured in "plushöjd" with the RH2000 vertical reference system in Sweden, which shares its zero point with the NAP. The zero point is approximately at sea level. A common mistake is therefore to cite the "plushöjd" as the buildings height, which in fact is the height above sea level.

If a source states no specific type of height it is displayed in the "Height to architectural top" category, which is also the official height. Unknowns are represented by a 0.

Tallest buildings[edit]

Name Location Height to architectural top
Height to tip
Highest occupied floor
Floors Year Source Notes
Turning Torso Malmö 190.0 m (623 ft) 190.0 m (623 ft) 178.8 m (587 ft) 57 2005 [9] Won the Emporis Skyscraper Award in 2005. Tallest building in Scandinavia.
Norra tornen 1 Stockholm 125 m (410 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 36 2018 [10] Tallest building in Stockholm.
Kista Science Tower Stockholm 124.00 m (407 ft) 156 m (512 ft) 105.00 m (344 ft) 30 2003 [note 1] [note 2]
Kista Torn Stockholm 117.88 m (387 ft) 119.39 m (392 ft) 109.68 m (360 ft) 40 2016 [note 1]
Scandic Victoria Tower Stockholm 117.45 m (385 ft) 119.95 m (394 ft) 110.94 m (364 ft) 35 2011 [note 1] Tallest hotel in Sweden.
Gothia East Tower Gothenburg 100 m (328 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 29 2014 [11] Suspected "plushöjd", see Definition.
Malmö Live Malmö 87.4 m (287 ft) 95 m (312 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 25 2015 [12] [note 2]
Söder Torn Stockholm 86.20 m (283 ft) 86.20 m (283 ft) 68.80 m (226 ft) 25 1997 [note 1] Has a spire, the roof height is 75.20m.
Skatteskrapan Stockholm 85.50 m (281 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 81.15 m (266 ft) 28 1959 [note 1] 2 floors added in 2007.
DN-skrapan Stockholm 82.38 m (270 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 78.83 m (259 ft) 26 1964 [note 1] The chimney is 85.27m.
Kronprinsen Malmö 82 m (269 ft) 87 m (285 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 27 1964 [13] [note 2]
Tyresö View Stockholm / Tyresö 82 m (269 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 23 2014
Crown Tower Gothenburg 82 m (269 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 25 1988 [14] 6 floors added in 2013.
Quality Hotel Friends Stockholm / Solna 81.5 m (267 ft) 81.5 m (267 ft) 78.0 m (256 ft) 25 2013 [15]
Skrapan Västerås 81.4 m (267 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 26 1990
Lilla Bommen Gothenburg 81.3 m (267 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 76.3 m (250 ft) 23 1989 [16]
Folksamhuset Stockholm 79.29 m (260 ft) 85.04 m (279 ft) 74.49 m (244 ft) 26 1959 [note 1]
Lusten Stockholm 77 m (253 ft) 78 m (256 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 24 2014
Gothia West Tower Gothenburg 77 m (253 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 24 2001 [17]
Kajen 5 Stockholm 76.15 m (250 ft) 76.15 m (250 ft) 67.95 m (223 ft) 25 2011 [note 1]
Wenner-Gren Center Stockholm 75.70 m (248 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 72.46 m (238 ft) 26 1961 [note 1]
Kajen 4 Stockholm 74.60 m (245 ft) 74.60 m (245 ft) 67.03 m (220 ft) 25 2016 [note 1]
Ideon Gateway Lund 74 m (243 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 19 2012
Trade Center Halmstad 73.5 m (241 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 23 1988
Nejlikan Borås 70.1 m (230 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 21 2014
Scandic Infra City Stockholm / Upplands Väsby 70 m (230 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 24 1991
Scandic Triangeln Malmö 69 m (226 ft) 69 m (226 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 22 1989
Kv. Kaninen Malmö 68 m (223 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 22 2014
Närlundaskrapan Helsingborg 68 m (223 ft) 69.3 m (227 ft) 55.5 m (182 ft) 19 2007
Quality Hotel View Malmö 65 m (213 ft) 67 m (220 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 19 2015
Gängtappen Malmö 65 m (213 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 15 1958
Rica Talk Hotel Stockholm 65 m (213 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 17 2006
Tornet Linköping 64 m (210 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 19 2009
Slagthuset Malmö 63 m (207 ft) 63 m (207 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 13 1993
Bonnierhuset Stockholm 62.20 m (204 ft) 62.20 m (204 ft) 55.45 m (182 ft) 18 1949 [note 1]
Malmö Arena Hotell Malmö 62 m (203 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 16 2014
Hötorgsskrapan 1–5 Stockholm 61 m (200 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 19 1962
Södra Kungstornet Stockholm 61 m (200 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 17 1925
Kungsholmsporten Stockholm 60.80 m (199 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 56.70 m (186 ft) 20 2011 [note 1]
Nyponet Stockholm 60.04 m (197 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 56.80 m (186 ft) 21 1958 [note 1]
Norra Kungstornet Stockholm 60 m (197 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 16 1924
Gröna Skrapan Gothenburg 60 m (197 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 17 2010 [18]
Gårda Business Center Gothenburg 59.4 m (195 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 17 1989
Forum Nacka Stockholm / Nacka 59 m (194 ft) 74 m (243 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 18 1989 [note 2]
Scandic Hotel Ariadne Stockholm 58.55 m (192 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 53.80 m (177 ft) 17 1989 [note 1]
Stockholm Globe City Stockholm 58 m (190 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 16 1988
Centralsjukhuset Kristianstad 57 m (187 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 13 1973
Studio Malmö 56 m (184 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 13 2015
Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset Gothenburg 56 m (184 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 18 1959
Ostkupan Gothenburg 56 m (184 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 16 1964
Hus 1 Malmö 55 m (180 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 15 1965
Niagara Malmö 55 m (180 ft) 56 m (184 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 11 2015
Frölunda Sjukhus Gothenburg 55 m (180 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 17 1967
ÅF-huset Gothenburg 55 m (180 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 16 2014
Universitetssjukhuset Lund 53 m (174 ft) 55 m (180 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 14 1968
Tenoren Malmö 52 m (171 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 19 2016
Öresundshuset Malmö 52 m (171 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 14 1973
Hotel Opalen Gothenburg 51.5 m (169 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 16 2009 [19]
Mobilia Hus E1 Malmö 51 m (167 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 16 2014
Uppsala View Uppsala 51 m (167 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 16 2018
Studentskrapan Skövde 50 m (164 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 0 m (0 ft) 18 2006

Proposed buildings[edit]

This list also includes buildings under construction during the site clearing phase.

Name Location Height Floors Notes
Karlatornet (under construction) Gothenburg 245 m (804 ft) 73
Tellus Tower Stockholm 237 m (778 ft) 78
Cassiopeja Gothenburg 147 m (482 ft) 43
Citygate Gothenburg 144 m (472 ft) 36
Gasklockan Stockholm 140 m (459 ft) 45
+One Gothenburg 140 m (459 ft) 40
Auriga Gothenburg 125 m (410 ft) 36
Kineum Gothenburg 110 m (361 ft) 27
Point Hyllie (under construction) Malmö 110 m (360 ft) 29
Norra tornen 2 (under construction) Stockholm 104 m (341 ft) 30
Hotell Draken Gothenburg 100 m (328 ft) 33
Gårda Vesta Gothenburg 97m (318 ft) 25
Gasklockan (proposed) Stockholm 95.1 m (312 ft) 29
Virgo Gothenburg 90 m (295 ft) 27
Kajen 6 (under construction) Stockholm 87.6 m (287 ft) 26
Levnadskonstnären 1 (approved) Malmö 84 m (276 ft)
Culture Casbah (proposed) Malmö 80 m (260 ft) 26 Won best futura project on MIPIM Awards 2013.
Kronjuvelen Gothenburg 79 m (259 ft) 23
Packrummet 1 (proposed) Stockholm 74 m (243 ft) 24
Packrummet 2 (proposed) Stockholm 72 m (236 ft) 24
Platinan Gothenburg 72 m (236 ft) 18
Fyrtornet (approved) Malmö 71.1 m (233 ft) 16
Levnadskonstnären 2 (approved) Malmö 67.2 m (220 ft)
Droppen (approved) Malmö 62.9 m (206 ft)
Fabriken (approved) Malmö 56.3 m (185 ft)
Drivbänken (approved) Malmö 50 m (164 ft)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n The data has been retrieved from structural drawings in the Stockholms Stads Stadsbyggnadskontors archive. It is therefore more accurate than most sources found online.
  2. ^ a b c d The height of the antenna is an estimate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hultin, Olof; Bengt O H Johansson; Johan Mårtelius; Rasmus Wærn (1998). The Complete Guide to Architecture in Stockholm. Stockholm: Arkitektur Förlag. p. 62. ISBN 91-86050-43-5.
  2. ^ "Kungstornen". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  3. ^ Abrahamsson (2004), s. 175
  4. ^ "Sveriges Arkitekter - Debatt" (in Swedish). Arkitekt.se. November 20, 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-14.
  5. ^ "Tell Us Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  6. ^ a b "Scandinavian Tower". SkyscraperPage.com. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  7. ^ "CTBUH Criteria for Defining and Measuring Tall Buildings". Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  8. ^ "CTBUH Height Criteria". CTBUH. Retrieved 2014-08-24.
  9. ^ "Turning Torso". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  10. ^ "Kika in i det första Norra tornet". mitti.se. Retrieved 2019-04-28.
  11. ^ "Gothia East Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  12. ^ "Malmö Live". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  13. ^ "Kronprinsen". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2017-12-20.
  14. ^ "Crown Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  15. ^ "Quality Hotel Friends". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  16. ^ "Lilla Bommen". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  17. ^ "Gothia West Tower". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  18. ^ "Gröna Skrapan". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2017-12-15.
  19. ^ "Scandic Hotel Opalen". Emporis.com. Retrieved 2017-12-15.

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