The City Tunnel under Malmö is one of Sweden’s largest infrastructure projects, linking the province of Skåne in southern Sweden with Zealand in Denmark. For Sweco’s architects, the assignment encompassed three of the tunnel’s underground stations: the Lower Malmö C Station, the Triangeln Station and the Hyllie Station.
Assignment: The City Tunnel: Malmö Station, Triangeln Station and Hyllie Station
Client: Trafikverket / City Tunnel Project
More info: Triangel Station won award "Kasper Salin", from the Swedish association of architects, in 2011.
Responsibla architects: Lars Lindahl, Lars Nilsson, Andreas Öreberg, Cecilia Spannel, Per Kinn and Claes Jansson
The Lower Malmö C Station was constructed using a so-called cut-and-cover technique, meaning an open concrete shaft that was subsequently covered with a “concrete lid”. The main exit from the Lower Malmö C leads to a new glassed entrance hall, connected to the existing station. Exits are also located at the Hjälmare Pier, by Malmö University, at the short-term and taxi parking area, and at a new parking garage.
The Triangeln Station is located far deeper than the Lower Malmö C and has been constructed as an excavated bunker. The exits have been installed as pavilions. The load-bearing steel structure is cantilevered with fasteners located only in the periphery of the construction, which was a prerequisite for the architectural design. The Triangeln Station has given Malmö a unique new regional and long-distance station right in the centre of the city. Triangeln has around 37,000 passengers a day, thus making it Sweden’s third-largest train station.
The Hyllie Station is Malmö’s door to Copenhagen, since it is the first station that passengers are met by when arriving by train from Denmark. The station isn’t designed like a traditional station building, having instead opted to work with other elements. The large round roof is 45 metres in diameter and hovers above the entrance way of the station like a UFO.