Stockholm's newest shopping attraction Mood Stockholm boasts of special moves, art and unique interior.
|Visitors of Mood Stockholm enjoy good indoor climate produced by Chiller's BOX Vari™ -cassette fancoils. Photo: Mood Stockholm|
to the Mood Stockholm shopping mall can see that there is something
special about the mall in the entryway at the intersection of Mäster
Samuelsgatan and Norrlandsgatan. Here stands a gigantic statue of a
young woman dressed to kill - a fashionista. She crouches under the roof
as if she were supporting the entire building on her slim legs and
platform boots. The fashionista giant is an ironic take on the titan
Atlas who in Greek mythology supported the heavens on his shoulders.
the mall, real-life fashionistas of both sexes saunter by on their way
to shops hand-picked to offer merchandise hard to come by anywhere else.
This sense of choosinness among the shops is underscored by the fact
that no storefront is like another.
They feature many variations
of aluminum glazing and frames, just like the small shops off Bond
Street in London or near Place de la Bastille in Paris for example.Shoppings and services
meant to be like a city within the city, you're supposed to feel like
you're outdoors", says mall manager Annika Ljungberg.
Chiller Magazine was on location, a couple of ex-ministers also dropped
by Mood Stockholm. They may have needed concierge services like dry
cleaning, dog walking, a tire change or something else.
have no time to spare. You have to help everyone out to save them the
hassle of running around. Everything should be available under one roof.
"The idea is that this is something beyond shopping", says mall manager
It's obvious that she enjoys showing us
around. There are plenty of things to show. The huge fashionista is one
of several works of art in the mall made by prominent artists from
Gallery Andréhn-Schiptjenko. Fashion Atlas, whose actual name is Pretty
Vacant, is a work by Cajsa von Zeipel. Academy of Fine Arts professor
Peter Hagdahl has also supplied a piece of artwork, as has Katarina
Löfström with her technical installation in the form of a branching
copper pipe. It leads to a tap where shoppers can quench their thirst.
Really. Just turn the tap. Seen but not heard
installations are also part of the whole. They are not hidden away
behind a suspended ceiling, but contribute to the special, somewhat raw
feeling you might find in a factory converted into architects' offices.
This means that Chiller's air-conditioning units are visible in several
locations with their gratings and pipes, along with the sensors needed
to control the system.
"Not hiding the units behind a ceiling makes them easier to maintain", explains mall operations manager Erik Roswall.
ceiling height is also raised by the absence of suspended ceilings.
Because the installations are not concealed, there were not many
different types of technology to choose from, but the choice of casette
fan coils for the air-conditioning system was natural.
"This is a simple, a good system if you don't want a suspended plaster ceiling", says Erik Roswall.
other words, the installations should be seen but not heard. Just below
the installation on the second floor by Best of Brands, you can feel
the chill of the air conditioning system, but any noise is completely
drowned out by other noises in the shop. The ball bearings in the fan
coil coolers by Chiller run quietly and year-round, causing no
Even though it is January and the outdoor
temperature is around freezing, lighting and other factors mean that the
shop needs to be cooled even today. "Today the unit is operating at
max. 70 W per square meter", knows store manager Yusse Ibrahim.
don't want it to get too hot for either customers or the staff. It
should feel like where I'm standing right now", says Yusse Ibrahim from
where he stands right under the unit before the photo shoot.
temperatures mean that those working at the shop risk developing dry
throats and headaches. And it makes it uncomfortable for customers to
try on clothes.
- Approximately 170 Chiller BOX Vari™ 120 cassette fancoils, dimensioned for remote cooling
- Sound pressure level Lp(A): 22-29 dbA (100m³ space, 0.5 seconds of reverberation)
- Pipe fitter: City Rör AB
- HVAC consultant: Joakim Löfström, Energo