The Bicycle Garage / Tengbom
Textual content description supplied by the architects. The bicycle garage by the central station in Uppsala, Sweden, brings together operation with a sturdy still graceful design that will take equally environmental and social sustainability into account. It has a exceptional triangular form and the uncovered wooden framework is clad in glass façades with black steel moulding. The garage can keep up to 1200 of the day by day commuters’ bicycles at at the time, with the two flooring related by a picket ramp, generating it feasible to trip your bike among floors.
Inside of the developing, lighting effects have been additional to the soles of the picket beams: programmed to change colors, they give the illusion of northern lights. With the lights passing by way of the glass façades, the building also comes to serve as a beacon that can make the instead darkish neighborhood spot a safer place.
The assignment supplied some worries the central spot expected near collaboration with the city architect during the whole challenge, and the wide range in the bordering architecture also built it necessary to glance at how the constructing would correspond to the existing natural environment.
“We have strived to use as few resources and colours as feasible, in purchase to enhance the natural beauty of the wooden construction and to let the setting up keep its crystal clear, geometric shape devoid of any disturbing factors or additions”, states commissioned architect Cecilia Öberg.
The restrained supplies – concrete, black steel, glass and wooden – have been selected both of those from a sustainability point of view and also from an aesthetic a person: they give a perception of lightness and simplicity that offers the making a distinct but uncomplicated expression. Aside from wood, sustainable content in many aspects, concrete has been picked for the foundation with regards to its longevity and longevity. Glass and steel on the other hand are resources that don’t call for a whole lot of routine maintenance, and the transparency of the façades emphasizes the symbolic benefit that lies in the wood structure. Couple of and basic supplies, with just a single substance for just about every part, also helps make it feasible to easily dismantle the building for recycling or re-use.
Furthermore, photo voltaic cells are put on the sedum coated roof which absorbs extra drinking water from the heavy downpours. The roof features as a fourth façade that can be noticed from the many tall buildings that encompass the bicycle garage. At floor degree, the creating faces contrasting areas on all a few sides: the system, a viaduct and a bus station. All are mirrored in the glass façades, leading to the big volume to seemingly vanish from see at selected angles. The garage also relates to the station setting up subsequent doorway by way of the mirroring of its lantern roof and geometric expression, even though with an inverted use of steel and glass.