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Lilla Bergsgatan in Göteborg

July 5th, 2017

Volvo Photo Locations Part 276
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2017 – Volvo XC60 at Lilla Bergsgatan in Göteborg, Sweden.

2017 – Volvo XC60 at Lilla Bergsgatan in Göteborg

2017 – Lilla Bergsgatan in Göteborg (Google Streetview)

2017 – Lilla Bergsgatan in Göteborg (Google Streetview)

2017 – Lilla Bergsgatan in Göteborg (Google Streetview)

Lilla Bergsgatan is a street in Goteborg between Linnéstaden and Haga. The street is running behind the Göteborgs Universitet Handelshögskolan on Vasagatan. The street runs from Västergatan to Sprängkullsgatan in Annedal.

Oscar Properties from Stockholm has recently bought the complex on Lilla Bergsgatan 1 in Annedal. Plans are made to built between 100 and 150 apartments. Unclear is if the current building on the corner will remain on streetlevel.

Thanks to Max Larsson for finding this Volvo Photo Location!

More information at sv.wikipedia.org and oscarproperties.com.

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Almedalsbiblioteket on Donnersgatan in Visby on Gotland

July 4th, 2017

Volvo Photo Locations Part 275
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2012 – Volvo XC60 at Almedalsbiblioteket on Donnersgatan in Visby on Gotland in Sweden (photography by Johan Wedenström)

2012 – Volvo XC60 at Almedalsbiblioteket on Donnersgatan in Visby on Gotland in Sweden

2012 – Volvo XC60 at Almedalsbiblioteket on Donnersgatan in Visby on Gotland in Sweden

2017 – Almedalsbiblioteket on Donnersgatan in Visby on Gotland (Google Streetview)

2017 – Almedalsbiblioteket on Donnersgatan in Visby on Gotland (Google Streetview)

Almedalsbiblioteket is located on Donnersgatan at Almedalsparken in Visby on Gotland, Sweden.

Almedalsbiblioteket is a public and university library managed by both the Region Gotland and Uppsala universitetsbibliotek. Business is placed from the beginning in 2001 located in the special library located in downtown Visby. The library has a large collection of Gotlandica (literature with a relation to Gotland) and a large collection of children an youth books.

The library building was built between 2000 and 2001 and was inaugurated on 22 september 2001. Architects Christer Malmström and Anders Grape wanted a building with modern design and modern materials in harmony with the medieval world heritage city of Visby. The austere exterior shape, with its simple straight shapes are largely the Gotland building tradition, as well as the choice of materials and colors. By mixing concrete with cement and pigments, a color close to the limestone was created. The whole color scheme of various shades of gray, white and gray-green is the Gotland landscape colors. In the large glass surfaces the medieval city is reflected, both outside and inside the building.

Interior designers Annika Tengstrand and Olle Salmonsson have created a functional and beautiful interior that interacts with the house and the architect’s intentions. The library is compactly decorated with shelves in straight lines to achieve a simplicity that matches the building. In the free and open spaces are reading spaces, where you can fully enjoy the house’s openness. The materials are oak, ash, gray homespun, black leather, black paint and a green hue that captures both the glass facades and green Almedalen outside. The intention has been to design an environment in which architecture, external environment and interior design interact and create rooms that are both practical and restfully beautiful. The library foyer is in itself an aesthetic experience due to the choice of building materials and the space that the glazed space permits. The floor of limestone with a hint of marble was designed by Karin Tyrefors.

The library is an example of how architecture, technology and efficient use of the surrounding nature, can create excellent environment, indoor climate and minimal environmental impact. With the help of the Baltic Sea water and the sun’s rays keep the library a cool place in summer and warm in winter.

More information at sv.wikipedia.org and www.almedalsbiblioteket.se.

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Eklandagatan near Gibraltargatan in Göteborg

July 4th, 2017

Volvo Photo Locations Part 274
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1944 – Volvo PV444 (prototype / preproduction) on Eklandagatan near Gibraltargatan in Göteborg

2017 – Eklandagatan near Gibraltargatan in Göteborg (Google Streetview)

2017 – Eklandagatan near Gibraltargatan in Göteborg (Google Streetview)

Eklandagatan in Göteborg, is a 1400 meter long street, that received it’s current name in 1923. It is characterized by a long hill, extending from Södra Vägen in the district of Lorensberg up to Wallenbergsgatan in the district of Johanneberg.

Earlier, the street Eklandavägen (1921-23) was called after Eklanda by, whose property was part of the donation land on which Göteborg was built on.

On a map from 1923, Eklandagatan is written to extend right up to the current Doctor Fries torg in Södra Guldheden.

More information at sv.wikipedia.org.

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Kungsbacka Stadshus on Gertrudsgatan in Kungsbacka

July 4th, 2017

Volvo Photo Locations Part 273
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1947 – Volvo PV444a at Kungsbacka Stadshus on Gertrudsgatan in Kungsbacka, Sweden

2017 – Kungsbacka Stadshus on Gertrudsgatan in Kungsbacka (Google Streetview)

Kungsbacka Stadshus is located on Gertrudsgatan in Kungsbacka, south of Göteborg.

The building was built in the years 1934 and 1935. It is built on a hillside. Carrying walls and tiles are made of concrete. Outer walls are insulated with gas concrete. The slightly sloping roof of the courtyard is double-covered with Icopalpapp. The basement contains unpacking rooms, billiard room, economy and storage rooms, boiler room and garage.

Kungsbacka is a locality and the seat of Kungsbacka Municipality in Halland County, Sweden, with 19,057 inhabitants in 2010. It is one of the most affluent parts of Sweden, in part due to its simultaneous proximity to the countryside and the large city of Göteborg. The first records referring to Kungsbacka as a town date from the 15th century, when it was part of Denmark. By the time it was recognised as part of Sweden (1658), the river running through the town, on which some transportation of goods took place, was almost completely overgrown and despite pleas to restore its function, this did not occur. Some trade still took place from the coast, but the town’s significance as a place of naval commerce lessened over the centuries. Today, it is the home of over 2,000 businesses, and the river is still running through it.

A devastating fire in 1846 destroyed the town centre, sparing only a little red wooden cabin which is still standing today. In late 2006 and early 2014 other fires affected the town centre, and construction works are currently ongoing to restore the loss of wooden buildings.

The town remained small until the 1960s. The municipal reform of 1971 made it the seat of the much larger Kungsbacka Municipality. The town began to grow as a part of Metropolitan Göteborg. It is the southern terminus of the Göteborg commuter rail system, situated 28 km from central Göteborg.

More information at sv.wikipedia.org and www.visitkungsbacka.se.

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Nya Varvet Building in Göteborg

July 4th, 2017

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2012 – Volvo S80 at Nordiska högskolan för folkhälsovetenskap at Nya Varvet Building in Västra Frölunda, Göteborg

2017 – Nordiska högskolan för folkhälsovetenskap at Nya Varvet Building (Google Streetview)

2017 – Nordiska högskolan för folkhälsovetenskap at Nya Varvet Building (Google Streetview)

Nordiska högskolan för folkhälsovetenskap (or in English the Nordic College for Public Health) is a shared Nordic educational institution in Göteborg, Sweden, which educates health personnel on Master’s and Doctorate level in addition to doing broader research work. They are financed through the Swedish Department of Health and Social Security and the Nordic Council.

NHV was founded in 1953, started its programmes on Master’s level in 1978 and on doctorate level in 1987. The school was terminated in 2014.

Nya Varvet is a neighborhood, a former naval harbor and a prison in the municipality of Göteborg.

More information at sv.wikipedia.org.

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Ekenäs Gård on Jonseredvägen in Lerum

June 24th, 2017

Volvo Photo Locations Part 271
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1968 – Volvo P1800 at Ekenäs Gård on Jonseredvägen in Lerum

2017 – Ekenäs Gård on Jonseredvägen in Lerum (Google Streetview)

2017 – Ekenäs Gård on Jonseredvägen in Lerum (Google Streetview)

Ekenäs Gård is located at the Jonseredvägen in Lerum, between Jonsered and Lerum, east of Göteborg.

Ekenäs Gård belonged earlier to Gullringsbo, whick is located on the other side of the Jonseredsägen. Carl Krüger built Ekenäs Gård in 1908 on “Täcka Udden” and this beautiful castle is designed by his brother Ernst Krüger in a stunning Art Deco-style.

Lerum is a locality and the seat of Lerum Municipality in Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 16,855 inhabitants in 2010. Lerum has a station on the Göteborg commuter rail system and is a suburb of Göteborg.

The river of Säveån runs through Lerum municipality. 5 kilometres (3 miles) of it is surrounded by the nature reserve Säveåns Naturreservat, where bridges dating back as far as the 18th century as well as a variety of animal life and beautiful nature can be found.

Thank you Peter Ohlson for finding this location!

More information at sv.wikipedia.org.

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Sockerbruket at Klippan in Göteborg

June 24th, 2017

Volvo Photo Locations Part 270
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2017 – Volvo 1800S (1968) with Pelle Petterson at Sockerbruket in Göteborg (Photography by Nicke Johansson)

2017 – Volvo 1800S (1968) with Pelle Petterson at Sockerbruket in Göteborg (Photography by Nicke Johansson)

2017 – Volvo 1800S (1968) with Pelle Petterson at Sockerbruket in Göteborg (Photography by Nicke Johansson)

2017 – Sockerbruket in Göteborg (Google Streetview)

2017 – Sockerbruket in Göteborg (Google Streetview)

Sockerbruket at Klippan in Göteborg is a former industrial complex that was used for the sugar production.

Klippan is an area alongside the river Götaälven in the western part of Göteborg, near Älvsborgsbron. Klippan is located in the district of Majorna.

The name Klippan or Ekenäsklippan is considered to be from the mountain, “Lilla Klippan” or “Skinnareklippan”, which was located northeast of the Old Älvsborg fortress, and which formed the harbor itself Klippan or “the cliff”. Already in the Karlskronik from the 1450s, the “Klippan” is mentioned. On the small mountain, you’ll find the Sankta Birgitta’s chapel, built in 1857 by David Carnegie. The Stora Klippan has long been level with the ground.

Klippan can be considered to be Göteborgs first real port, because further toward the sea, the water was not deep enough for a port. Subsequently, goods where transfered with smaller boats to their final destination towards the city.

At Klippan, the Eastindian company had its port for the ships that went and came back from China.

The former sugar industry also characterizes the area. Toppsockerfabriken at Banehagsgatan 1 is also called the top sugar station, the centrifuge station and Stora Slottet, completed in 1901.

Hans Hedlund designed it in neo-Gothic style and gave the building a strong castle character through thorns and gates and a fog lamp facing the harbor entrance. The height corresponds to the old castle of Älvsborg. The building raged many of the castle’s remains but part of the ruin remained. It belongs to remains of the old foundation and a walled stone dated 1588 which meets the main entrance.

In 1957, production ceased and after the city of Göteborg took over and renovated the building, hundreds of artists moved into the Konstnärernas Kollektivverkstad in the early 1970s.

The Sockerbrukets office at Banehagsgatan 15 was built in 1848 as a sugar magazine on land that was completed in the late 1700s. Both raw sugar and refined sugar have been stored in the premises. From the end of the 1890s, when a treasurer and four bookkeepers moved into the upper floor, the premises worked as the sugar consumption wage office.

In the autumn of 1917, the other nine officials of the Sockerbrukets also moved from the headquarters of Södra Hamngatan. After the closure of Sockerbrukets in 1957, the building has been used as offices, workshops and cafés. The power station at Sockerbruket was completed in 1899 when switching from steam to electricity on Carnegie’s use. It was built primarily for the sugar industry, but initially also provided the porter beer brewery with electricity and, if necessary, also served as a transformer station for AC and DC. A wall-mounted wall along the entire back of the building ran until 1940 a boiler center that got its charcoal via conveyors from boats on the quayside. The power station was in use until 1957 when sugar production was stopped. Since 1963 the building has been used as a workshop.

More information at sv.wikipedia.org, www.sockerbruketarena.se, www.alltidgot.com/sagan-om-sockerbruket/ and gamlagoteborg.se.

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First Gulf Bank Station in Dubai – UAE

May 27th, 2017

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 293
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2012 – Volvo XC70 at FGB Metro Station in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

2017 – First Gulf Bank Station in Dubai (Google Streetview)

2017 – First Gulf Bank Station in Dubai (Google Streetview)

First Gulf Bank Metro Station is located on the Sheikh Zayed Rd in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Red Line is one of the two lines on the Dubai Metro network in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The first section was inaugurated on 9 September 2009. Construction was declared complete on 28 April 2010.

The Red Line runs from Al Rashidiya to UAE Exchange and travels along Sheikh Zayed Road for most of its length. It has 29 stations spanning 52.1 km, which have been opened in phases from 2009 to 2011. The line is the world’s longest single metro line to use driverless trains, as recognized by Guinness World Records in 2011.

On 15 October 2010 the First Gulf Bank (Burj Al Arab) was opened.

On 13 May 2010, The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced that the Al Quoz metro station, which opened on 15 May, would instead be called Noor Islamic Bank Station. This latest announcement that Noor Islamic Bank has won the right to name Al Quoz Station for a period of ten years was made in the presence of the bank’s representatives at the RTA headquarters in Dubai.

The naming initiative has so far generated Dh2 billion in revenue for the RTA. On average, each station has brought in Dh90-100 million. As many as 21 stations on both Red and Green Lines have already been named after local and international corporate giants, including Etisalat, Emirates Airlines, GGICO, Nakheel, Sharaf DG, First Gulf Bank and Danube for Jebel Ali Industrial Station.[12] Noor Islamic Bank is the latest to join the pantheon.

On 28 June 2015, Jebel Ali station was renamed UAE Exchange. The station was the 16th company to join the Roads and Transport Authority’s (RTA) station rebranding programme.

More information at en.wikipedia.org and architypereview.com.

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Emirates Towers Metro Station in Dubai – UAE

May 27th, 2017

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2012 – Volvo V70 at Emirates Towers Metro Station in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

2017 – Emirates Towers Station in Dubai (Google Streetview)

2017 – Emirates Towers Station in Dubai (Google Streetview)

Emirates Towers Metyro Station is a rapid transit station on the Red Line of the Dubai Metro in Dubai.

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road in the centre of Dubai’s commercial business district. The station connects to the Emirates Towers hotel and Office buildings, among the tallest buildings in the world.

Located southwest of the historic centre of Dubai, Emirates Towers station lies between Bur Dubai and many of the city’s larger new developments. To the east are the Emirates Towers, after which the station is named. Also nearby are numerous hotels.

Emirates Towers station opened on 30 April 2010 along with five other stations along the already-operating Red Line and a westward extension to Ibn Battuta, also a new station.

Like many other stations on the Red Line, emirates Towers lies on a viaduct paralleling the eastern side of Sheikh Zayed Road. It is classified as a type 1 station, indicating a setup with a ground-level concourse and two elevated side platforms with two tracks.

More information at en.wikipedia.org.

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Al Mamzar Beach in Sharjah – UAE

May 27th, 2017

International Volvo Photo Locations Part 291
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2012 – Volvo V70 at Al Mamzar near Al Khan – Sharjah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2017 – Al Mamzar Beach in Sharjah – UAE (Google Streetview)

2017 – Al Mamzar Beach in Sharjah – UAE (Google Streetview)

Al Mamzar is a peninsula near Sharjah, north of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Al Mamzar is located in the area of Deira, in the north-east of Dubai. The locality is bordered by the Persian Gulf to the north, Al Waheda to the west, Hor Al Anz to the south and the emirate of Sharjah to the east.

The north-east section of the locality is residential. Al Ittihad School, Dubai Cultural and Scientific Association, Al Gaz Mosque, Dubai Police Headquarters and Al Mamzar Park are important landmarks in the locality.

Al Mamzar Park is home to beautiful beaches and acres of green fields, making it one of Dubai’s hidden gems. Whether you want to stroll on the beach or swim in the pool, picnic on the lawns or have a kick about, take to the playground or skate in the park, there’s no shortage of activities to do. And if you want to do it all, simply jump on the scenic train and visit all the park pit stops. The array of facilities at this beautiful park by the sea makes it a hit with water sports lovers, beachgoers, families and groups looking for fun in the sun.

Since you’re bound to work up an appetite, whether you’re jogging, jet skiing, or playing with the kids, there are also over 25 barbecue areas, complete with grills, tables and chairs. The setting is fabulous with over 1,600 palm trees, 300 coconut trees and 6,000 various kinds of cultivated green life, making the park’s landscape as lively as its activities.

More information at en.wikipedia.org.

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