Malmö Live

Structural Designer

Sweco

Client Name

City of Malmö

Location

Malmö Sweden

PROJECT COORDINATION

Akusticon Acoustic design
Ramböll Detail precast design Hotel

ARCHITECT

Schmidt/Hammer/Lassen Architects

STEEL DETAILING

Byggkonstruktörerna Steel detailing

TECHNICAL

Bengt Dahlgren Technical system
Skanska Contractor, Project coordination

DESIGN

Prekon Detail precast design Congress

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Malmö Live is a new district for Malmö, a collection of buildings containing a concert hall, congress hall and four-star hotel. The heart of the building is the concert hall, which holds an audience of 1,600 and serves as the new home for the Malmö Symphony Orchestra. The most challenging engineering aspect was the series of cantilevered balconies making up the Concert Hall, which also saw 20 metre primary trusses used to account for vibrations and create world-class acoustics.

Judge's comment:

This new concert hall and hotel impressed the judges by its holistic marriage of rational structural engineering solutions and complex segmental architectural scheme. The engineers have made a clear contribution to the success of this building, by developing rapid construction solutions to a challenging building typology with strict performance criteria, whilst also integrating exemplary sustainability credentials. The overall result is one of careful attention to detail and harmony.