In fact, ski resorts are taken to set up, where there are mountains or even the hilly terrain. But in the suburbs of Stockholm are planning to build a skyscraper Skipark 360, which in itself will become an ski complex.
Some time ago we told you about a 13-storey hotel Eco-Hotel Sports with a built-in ski slopes, a project that was designed by Michael Jantzen. A similar project, but much more ambitious, has developed a Swedish architect, CF Moller. Under this project, the skyscraper Skipark 360 will be not only ski resort, but also a center for training a host of other winter sports.
Externally, building will resemble Skipark 360 bench. However, horizontal part of the bench will not horizontal. It will be a bias. Lower it a point to be located at ground level and upper – at an altitude of 160 meters. This skyscraper will be tallest building in Sweden (for the moment a record is 135 meters).
But not high, in the first place, will be nice Skipark 360, and its functional purpose. After all, this skyscraper will become a center for winter sports. Here settle down arena for ice hockey, bandy, figure skating, snow park for snowboarding lessons. And around 360 will be created Skipark trail for cross country skiing and biathlon. But the main feature will be Skipark 360 ski trails, which will be located in the sloping part of it. Their total length will be 3.5 miles, and elevation – about 160 meters.
Also in Skipark 360 located resort and spa, conference center, restaurants, shops and, of course, a hotel, where they can accommodate those who came here to compete or for recreation.
Skipark 360 will be built in a suburb of Stockholm, near the airport, 45 minutes drive from the city center. Start of construction is expected in the 2013-2014 year, but already in 2015-2016 Skipark 360 opens its doors to visitors. It is expected that this complex can accommodate up to 550 thousand people per year!