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Scan Magazine | Special Theme | Nordic Architecture Sweden
LEFT: A 3D-model of the redevelopment of the Gallerian mall in central Stockholm. Photo:Tenjin Visual AB. RIGHT: Radisson Blu Riverside Hotel in Gothenburg was inaugurated in 2013 and is LEED Gold certified. Photo: Kasper Dudzik.
Futuristic design and sustainable human habitats Reflex Architects is a cutting-edge firm within urban renewal projects and has played an important role in the continual development of the city landscape of Stockholm. This versatile architecture firm’s work ranges from product development to urban planning, always with environmental sustainability as the backbone. They are experts at executing large projects, adding more value to new projects thanks to multifaceted competence.
such as Astra Zeneca and Biovitrum. Other important projects include Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Stockholm and Riverside Hotel in Gothenburg, a residential block called Sädessärlan in central Stockholm, and a church built in glass, also in the capital.
By Anita Karlsson | Photos: Reflex Architects
Reflex Architects is located in Stockholm but works all over Sweden. The firm has about 60 employees: architects, interior designers and building engineers. It also works through qualified collaborations in areas such as landscape, graphics, lighting design and artistic decoration. The firm’s expertise lies in office premises, hotels, laboratories and health care. Over the years, more residential complexes have been added to the list, and in the next
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few years, Reflex Architects will be devoting extra attention to accommodation for the future. Customers are often larger property developers, owners or tenants in both the public and the private sectors. Unique projects to make an impact Reflex Architects has realised many unique projects since its inception 15 years ago, including offices such as H&M’s and Nordea’s headquarters, and laboratories for large medical companies
What distinguishes the studio from most other architecture firms is its additional expertise in interior architecture, a strength that played a central role in the realisation of the new office for law firm Baker & McKenzie. When the company decided to move into new premises in a property restructured by Reflex Architects, it also chose the firm to conceptualise and design the office interiors. Last year, Reflex Architects’ interior architects, in close collaboration with Aviici’s
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