Situated in Stockholm, Sweden, Waterfront, with a venue that will be unique in Europe and a boost in the world of international conferences was designed by White Arkitekter AB. The project consists of three separate buildings with a lower congress and concert section closest to the water, an office building, and a 414-room hotel directly connected to the congress building. However, it was not possible to accommodate the requirement for a 3,000-seat congress hall and a 2,000-seat dining room, within the triangular plot.
White’s solution was the key to its success. The equation was solved with moveable seating, dual-use spaces and a large section of the congress hall suspended beyond the confines of the site, like an enormous canopy over the entrance. Altering the Stockholm skyline also required the confidence of the client and the authorities.