Gothenburg launches design competition for fourth tower at SECC Europe

The fourth tower at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg has moved closer to realisation, with a conceptual design competition launched, 7 November, to find a firm of architects to help visualise the city’s new meetings hub.

In June, the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre Group received the go-ahead for its latest expansion plans, which include a project to build a new tower block and extension of the main entrance to the exhibition centre.

The new building will also link directly to the new underground rail station at Korsvägen.

The project has been christened +One, in recognition that it will be an exciting addition to the three existing towers.

“The building should feel like a gateway to a vibrant, global meeting place. We want it to be exciting, embracing and international,” says Carin Kindbom, SECC Group President and CEO.

The conceptual design competition, organised through Architects Sweden, will welcome proposals from both Swedish and international architects.