Discus is a new landmark building for the growing city of Nacka. With its characteristic irregular silhouette, it is a symbol of the metropolitan area and in itself a condensed city as it combines the essence of what makes a city liveable, attractive and sustainable. Discus is also the gateway to the new centre of Nacka as it hosts the new subway station. As a station, it holds a key position in the area with a rich variety in programming that will support and enhance public transport as the first-hand choice for visitors. It will be the first impression for many commuters and full of life around the clock. As part of a city block, Discus offers public spaces on the ground floor towards all adjacent streets. The upper floors of the block and the high rise contain residential areas. Apartments of different sizes, for rent or to let makes it possible for different types of households to co-habit. Along with co-living and co-working units, the block will house many types of households and ages which strengthens the social sustainability. The energy consumption will be held at low levels in combination with locally produced energy from roof-top solar panels. Being on top of a subway station, the need for owning a car becomes minimal. Discus is clad in a reflective, warm material. At night it will glow like a warm lantern pointing out the centre of the new Nacka.
Credits: Belatchew Arkitekter (architect); Sveafastigheter Utveckling (real estate developer); Nacka municipality