Ralph Erskine-huset, Malmö
Architect: Ralph Erskine
Built in: 2001
In May 2001, Sweden presented its first international housing exhibition (and one of the largest ever mounted) in Malmö called Bo01: The City of Tomorrow.
Bo01 marked the start of the new district in Malmö, Västra hamnen, the Western Harbour. Over twenty architectural firms were involved in the design of Västra Hamnen. Some of the most notable architects include Swedish architect Klas Tham, architect/planner Ralph Erskine, and innovative Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava.
At Scaniaplatsen, Ralph Erskine designed a building that came to be named after him, The Ralph Erskine-house, Ralph Erskine-huset. The six-storey building stands at the north-west corner of the site facing the harbor. Under the vaulted roof are duplex apartments with generous windows and private roof terraces facing Öresund.