The competition was launched in August, a year and a half after Public Practice co-founder Finn Williams was appointed Malmö’s chief architect. It received 68 expressions of interest.
The project, backed by private developers Trianon and Lernacken Fastigheter, will transform the former waterfront cement storage complex in Limhamn into a mixed-use development featuring housing and commercial spaces such as restaurants and cafés.
The four shortlisted teams all feature local firms with David Kohn and Muf Architecture/Art on a team together (see full teams below).
Among the UK firms that applied but failed to make the shortlist are WallaceLiu, AKT II, Mary Duggan Architects, Karakusevic Carson Architects, Dyvik Kahlen Architects, Urban Radicals, Adam Khan Architects, Publica Associates, We Made That, David Chipperfield Architects, Feilden Fowles, Madeleine Kessler Architecture, DRDH and Tony Fretton Architects.
Posting on LinkedIn, Williams said: ‘Four outstanding teams have been selected from an extremely strong field of 68 expressions of interest for the design of Limhamn Silos for Fastighets AB Trianon and Lernacken Fastigheter in Malmö.
‘It was a privilege to sit on the jury and read so many thoughtful and impressive bids. After a thorough and full assessment process, four teams have been selected to take part in the parallel commission.
‘A big thank you for the engagement and expertise of all the teams that entered. There are more architecture competitions and parallel commissions in the pipeline, and more opportunities for the excellent practices we weren’t able to select to work in Malmö.
‘We will work hard to make sure there are low thresholds to entry, proportionate demands for deliverables, and good conditions to deliver excellent architecture.’
- Förstberg Ling (Sweden) + Monadnock (Netherlands) + Tredje Natur (Denmark)
- Hermansson Hiller Lundberg (Sweden) + David Kohn Architects (UK) + Muf Architecture/Art (UK)
- Jägnefält Milton (Sweden) + 51N4E (Belgium)
- Nilsson Rahm (Sweden) + Johan Dehlin (Sweden) + 6a Architects (UK)