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Here is the winning design for Gothenburg’s new cable car over the river

The jury has selected the winner of the design competition for stations and towers on Gothenburg’s new cable car route. The winning design, entitled New Beacons, is a joint project between Amsterdam-based architectural and design studio UNStudio and Gothenburg-based Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture.

Illustration: UNStudio och Kjellgren Kaminsky

The competition was organised by the City of Gothenburg in collaboration with Västtrafik and Architects Sweden. Four pre-qualified teams submitted their entries last autumn. These entries were presented to the public, both online and via several exhibitions in Gothenburg. And now the jury – consisting of representatives from the three organisers – has selected the design by UNStudio and Kjellgren Kaminsky Architecture as the winner.

“New Beacons is the entry that most convincingly fuses architectural quality with functional requirements. It combines poetry and playfulness with flexibility and developability,” says jury chair Lena Dübeck.

What’s next for the winning design?

“It will be incorporated into the planning of the cable car service and the winning team will be involved in this process. However, we cannot currently say whether the towers and stations will look exactly as in the design,” says Lena Dübeck.