Sydväst arkitektur och landskap: Kranplatsen is located on the tip of the main pier in the Dockan neighbourhood in the Western Harbour, Malmö, Sweden. Kranplatsen has an outstanding view towards the Öresund sound and the busy channel into the industrial harbour of the city. The site is situated where the old Kockums Crane once stood, a 138-metre high gantry crane built in 1973 and a landmark for the inhabitants of Malmö. The crane was dismantled and moved to South Korea in the summer of 2002. The design respect the fact that many residents had a strong emotional connection to the crane as it represented the old industrial Malmö. The main feature on Kranplatsen is a large, elevated wooden deck framed with smooth concrete walls. A steel pergola adds an industrial touch to the site while it visually separates the wooden deck from the car parking next to the design site. Stairs down to the dock allow visitors to get closer to the water and enjoy the views of the marina. During night time the site is illuminated with soft lights not to interfere and disturb the local surroundings.
Architect/Landscape architects: Sydväst arkitektur och landskap
Location: Dockan, Western Harbour / Malmö / Sweden
Client: Dockan Exploatering AB
Area: ca 1710 m2