Kronprinsen

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For the WWII Norwegian merchant ship, see MV Kronprinsen.
Kronprinsen
Neighbourhood
Kronprinsen, Malmö 6.jpg
Coordinates: 55°35′55″N 12°59′07″E / 55.59861°N 12.98528°E / 55.59861; 12.98528Coordinates: 55°35′55″N 12°59′07″E / 55.59861°N 12.98528°E / 55.59861; 12.98528
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Malmö Municipality
Borough of Malmö Västra Innerstaden
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total 1,081
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Kronprinsen (Swedish: The Crown Prince) is a neighbourhood and complex of modernist buildings including a landmark high-rise tower located in Malmö, Sweden in the city district of Västra Innerstaden ("The Western Inner-City"). The high-rise tower itself is commonly referred to as Kronprinsen. The complex includes several large apartment blocks, a clinic, a tennis hall, a large parking garage, the tower, and its shopping center with about 40 shops and service providers.

The tower is 82 meters high (excluding antennae), has 27 floors, and its façade is covered with blue tiles. The building's architects were Thorsten Roos and Kurt Hultin. It is a residential building with a large shopping mall on the ground floor and a luxury restaurant called Översten ("The Colonel", lit: "The One on Top") on the 26th floor. The restaurant offers a nice view of Malmö and the Öresund strait and a bit of Copenhagen on a clear day. It is located at the crossing of two major streets in Malmö; Mariedalsvägen and Regementsgatan. On the other side of Regementsgatan is the park, Slottsparken. The complex is called Kronprinsen because there were barracks of the royal regiment at its location.

Kronprinsen was the first high-rise in Sweden upon completion in 1964. It was also the tallest building in Malmö for just over four decades before the famous skyscraper Turning Torso was completed in August 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Befolkning i stadsdelar och delområden" (in Swedish). Malmö stad. Retrieved 10 September 2011.