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HOK to design modernisation of Avicii Arena

HOK has been appointed as lead architect for the renovation of Avicii Arena, Stockholm’s premier venue for concerts, entertainment and hockey.

Stockholm Globe Arena Fastigheter AB (SGAF) has selected a project team to reimagine Avicii Arena, which will be led by project manager and experiences company Legends International.

The venue, which opened in 1989, serves as Sweden’s national hockey arena and hosts diverse events and concerts. The project will ensure that the building remains a destination for major events while enhancing the fan and spectator experience and aiding SGAF in repositioning existing spaces to generate revenue.

In addition to HOK and Legends International, the project team includes schlaich bergermann partner (structural engineering), Ramboll (MEP engineering), Efterklang (acoustics), Light Bureau (lighting), AFRY (cost management) and Movement Strategies (crowd dynamics).

The team is in the process of developing a concept design and the business case for the project. When complete, the concept design will be presented to Stockholm City Council for review and approval.

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