The project consists of a 16,900 m2 congress and hotel facility and 17,100 m2 housing on the most attractive area of Helsingborg – the former central ferry dock Ångfärjan in the city center. The new facilities will play an important part in the ongoing development of the promenade running the length of the city waterfront.
The building is characterized by a deformation of the grid into a crystalline expression that has coined the nick name “The Salt Crystals”. The 12-story hotel volume in the south east corner with its light, generic and broken facades will become the new landmark of the city.
Project architect and associate partner of schmidt hammer lassen architects, Kristian Ahlmark stated: “This scheme creates a range of varied and unique city spaces. It forms a life between the buildings, the accessible ground levels, and the new building has coherence with the city. We have created a dynamic architecture, which gives Helsingborg a new landmark on this unique and special site.”