Architect Big, consultant Grontmij and strategic firm Spacescape have been selected to design a new entrance portal for a planned super-junction outside of Stockholm, Sweden.
The planned Hjulsta Intersection 15 km north of Stockholm is where two European highways, the E18 and E4 converge into a three level intersection. The junction upgrade will be the largest infrastructure project in Sweden and is required due to the growth and development of the capital.
The team won the Stockholmsporten competition which seeks to define the Hjulsta intersection through sculpting the surrounding landscape and framing the automotive scale of the intersection.
Additionally, the proposal connects the adjacent Järvafältet recreation area through a continuous promenade to the distinctive natural and heritage-laden environment and adds new qualities to the site.
The new entry way is turned into a reflective, self-sustaining hovering sphere mirroring Stockholm as it is, new and old, creating a 180 degree view of the area for the drivers on their way in or out of the city.