Client: Steen & Strøm
Inward-looking retail behind a wreath of residential and commercial buildings.
Emporia is first and foremost an urban planning project in which
offices, housing, and retail come together in a mixed-use development,
of which only the corner building with the Amber Entrance has yet been
The diagonal entrance from Hyllie Station Square leads deep into the block. Inside, retail is organized around a three-story figure eight. Shops are grouped together around boldly colored atriums, each with a different theme. On the north side of the complex, a ramp leads into a rainbow-colored parking garage with direct access to the figure eight.
The rooftop park is designed as a bit of cultivated nature. In the
future the roof will be developed with outdoor dining and a spa
facility – like amusement parks, shopping centers need to offer new
attractions at regular intervals. Emporia can expand upward and to the
west, but not in any of the other directions. The freestanding
residential buildings facing Boulevarden are yet to be built, as do
those that will stand atop the podium along Stationsgatan on the south