Sweden is a lovely country. They’ve also given us modern design like no other country, although some of it stays in Sweden, like architecture, so you might not be familiar with some of the more distinctive buildings there. Emporia, a shopping facility in Malmo, can’t help but draw attention.
Emporia’s giant gold chasm is the second building on this list to be featured from the design studio at Wingårdhs. It is a bold design, with a long golden glass structure seemingly cut in two by a big chasm in the middle. As a shopping centre it certainly amazes and shocks. It is certainly not what you usually expect to see when you go shopping. It was built in 2012 and is part of a much larger urban planning project in Malmo. The project aims to regenerate part of the city and bring mixed development together, where commercial, business and residential can come together.
See nine other Swedish buildings that defy traditional design at Housely.