Humboldt ∣ Cederhusen - Multi Residential - Stockholm, Sweden

Humboldt ∣ Cederhusen

Stockholm, Sweden, Map
Under construction
Multi Residential
Partner of Stora Enso
Stockholm's Building of the Year!
Stockholm's Building of the Year!
Nominated for Träpriset 2024/Swedish Wood Association Award
Nominated for Träpriset 2024/Swedish Wood Association Award

Amidst one of the hardest economic recessions, one of the world's largest wooden housing projects is reshaping Stockholm's cityscape with four towers of up to 13 floors each.

Altogether, the development by Folkhem will provide over two hundred sustainable homes in a new walkable wooden oasis of a neighbourhood in Hagastaden's western area. Folkhem's philosophy is that Cederhusen's timeless feel, with the wood in focus, should create a DNA for many decades to come, both nationally and internationally for how we build our future cities.

Despite rising mortgage rates, the apartments are hugely popular and selling rapidly. In one tower alone with 72 apartments, there were over 3,200 interested parties for viewings! Nearly all of the buyers indicated a strong desire for climate-smart living (according to the developer Folkhem's survey), which reflects the global trend of new homeowners.

The Humboldt section of Cederhusen (Ceder House in English) was completed exactly on time by ByggPartner. Thanks in part to a prefabricated Sylva™ building kit by Stora Enso, 32 floors were installed in just 32 weeks across the four towers.

The mass customised kit also enabled optimised transport (80% fewer trucks than had it been built in concrete), efficient assembly and a quiet construction site in a residential neighbourhood. Using pre-installed lifting devices and Sylva360 added to the rapid construction time.

The four towers are built on top of the tunnels of the busy inner city highways (E4 and E20) and the Värtabanan rail line, posing complex considerations for the architects at General Architecture. But by using wood, which is typically five times lighter than concrete, it was made possible.

Area (m²) 13225
Storeys 32
Units 245
Products Sylva™ CLT Floors and Roofs, Sylva™ CLT Walls
Services Sylva360
Product quality NVI and VI in corridors
Product volume (m³) 4 146
Partner of Stora Enso ByggPartner
Developer Folkhem
Architect General architecture
Structural Engineer Bjerking
MEP Designer Limträteknik Magnus Emilsson
Main contractor ByggPartner
Timber superstructure erection duration (weeks) 32