The Gasklockan area hosts a number of beautiful old gasometers, left by the industry as a collection of built objects that is like a family of strangers; they arouse curiosity and wonder. While one of these gasometers is taken down to accommodate housing, the new cylindrical building design of Herzog & de Meuron fits in perfectly.
The landscape of Gasklockan will be primarily for its residents and visitors, but also as open and inviting as possible for residents of surrounding neighborhoods. It should be a popular destination on a Sunday afternoon. The landscape design aims to give the gasometers a common natural ground as well as to add a member to the family: a beautiful meadow garden flanked by a stretched sun bench of 88 meters. Together with a plaza between the buildings and a serpentine walk connecting to the surrounding nature it forms the core of the design.