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Case Study: Kista Science Tower, Stockholm

Case Study: Kista Science Tower, Stockholm
SP003a-EN-EU

Case Study: Kista Science Tower, Stockholm
Rising 158 meters, the Kista Science Tower is the landmark of Sweden's Silicon Valley and
is the tallest office building in Sweden. With its transparent glass facades exposing the
steel structure and triangular layout, it visualises boldness and belief in the future for the
leading edge of research. It was completed in 2004.
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Completed building showing the transparent façade and lightness of the structure

Contents
1. The Achievement 2

2. Steel - Solution 2
Created on Friday, October 08, 2010

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it was possible to achieve both transparent façades and flexible office space. all with triangular lay-out. The Kista Science Tower. The idiom of Kista Science Tower with its glass façades and visible steel structure reflects the dynamics and transparency of the new economy.Solution The thought of a landmark building in Kista near Stockholm was part of the original planning of the district in the 1960’s. This material is copyright . Created on Friday. and also composite columns along the hypotenuse of the plan form. 2010 When subject to wind loading. 158 meters tall with 32 storeys. Stockholm Case Study: Kista Science Tower. The structure is in the form of steel trusses. Stockholm SP003a-EN-EU 1. Kista. Steel . October 08. Page 2 . The Achievement ‰ A building complex with a total floor area of 42 000 m2 of high quality office space in six buildings. two internal composite columns. The chosen solution also fulfils the important requirement of providing maximum flexibility for the office space. but it was not until the 1990’s that this became a reality.1 Typical office floor 2. is the landmark of Sweden’s Silicon Valley. when Kista had become one of the world's leading IT hubs. ‰ Large open spaces overlooking northern Stockholm. the triangular shape of the building results in torsional forces that are larger than for a building with a rectangular plan. Use of this document is subject to the terms and conditions of the Access Steel Licence Agreement Figure 1. ‰ The steel structure is clearly visible through the transparent façades. a concrete core. ‰ Long span steel trusses create open space. ‰ Double glass façades with integrated ventilation and sun protection. The client required a building that achieved “a contribution to the townscape and a sign of boldness and belief in the future for the leading edge of research”.Case Study: Kista Science Tower. ‰ Slim floor system for the floors using precast concrete slabs.all rights reserved. Using steel trusses integrated in the two shorter sides of the triangular lay-out and a concrete core acting compositely for overall stability.

This material is copyright .1 Kista Science Tower during construction. October 08. which comprise integrated ‘top hat’ HSQ-beams and pre-cast concrete planks with a concrete topping.all rights reserved.Case Study: Kista Science Tower. steel has allowed the architect to design a cost-effective building that fulfils the requirements in the building programme. In the case of Kista Science Tower. (Photo: Lars Hamrebjörk) PROJECT TEAM NCC Fastigheter and Vasakronan via Client: Kista Science Tower KB Architect: White Arkitekter General Contractor: NCC Construction Sweden Steel Contractor: PPTH Solutions Oy Created on Friday. A slim floor solution is used for the floors. Use of this document is subject to the terms and conditions of the Access Steel Licence Agreement Figure 2.1. The construction system is shown in Figure 2. This system achieves composite action between the core and the steel trusses in the façades required to resist the wind loads. as well as being a transparent landmark with high quality flexible office to the client's satisfaction. Stockholm Case Study: Kista Science Tower. Stockholm SP003a-EN-EU The steel trusses are made from rolled H-sections and the composite columns from Circular Hollow Sections (CHS). 2010 Structural Engineer: WSP Sverige AB Fire Engineer: Brandskyddslaget AB Page 3 .

UK G W Owens SCI 2/11/05 2. Germany C Müller RWTH 2/11/05 5. October 08. France A Bureau CTICM 2/11/05 3. Luxembourg M Haller PARE 2/11/05 Resource approved by Technical G W Owens SCI 21/04/06 Coordinator TRANSLATED DOCUMENT This Translation made and checked by: Translated resource approved by: Created on Friday. Spain J Chica Labein 2/11/05 6. Use of this document is subject to the terms and conditions of the Access Steel Licence Agreement 4. Stockholm Reference(s) ORIGINAL DOCUMENT Name Company Date Created by Anders Olsson SBI Technical content checked by Editorial content checked by Technical content endorsed by the following STEEL Partners: 1. Stockholm SP003a-EN-EU Quality Record RESOURCE TITLE Case Study: Kista Science Tower. 2010 Page 4 . Stockholm Case Study: Kista Science Tower.all rights reserved.Case Study: Kista Science Tower. Sweden A Olsson SBI 2/11/05 This material is copyright .