Wood City - and sustainable building at the highest level
In Sweden, there is an ambition to lead as Europe's most sustainable country. In Stockholm, for example, authorities and stakeholders in the construction industry have been working systematically on sustainable urban and housing development for the past 10-12 years. There is a true housing boom in up to 8-9 areas on the outskirts of the city center. 6,000-8,000 new residents settle in Stockholm every month. Most projects have the highest scores in terms of DGNB/BREEM.
You/Your group can choose from 4 themes:
Timber construction; primarily residential
Sustainable residential areas; from waste systems to LAR and energy-efficient solutions
Education, research, and commercial construction
The classic Stockholm
Citizens are involved in developing the world's largest timber city.
Developer Atrium Ljunberg unveiled the world's largest timber urban development project - Wood City. Construction of Wood City is set to begin in 2025.
Wood City aims to be a showcase of Swedish sustainability: 2000 homes developed in collaboration with residents - and 7000 jobs. By combining workplaces, homes, restaurants, and shops, Wood City aims to create a dynamic and mixed urban environment. Local architects and design firms, in particular, are expected to contribute.
Education, Research, and Commercial Construction
There are numerous innovative education and research-related projects in Stockholm, such as:
KTH School of Architecture. Built in 2015 and designed by Tham & Videgård Architects.
When the building was constructed in 2015, it was an attempt to optimize the use of an existing courtyard. Despite the limited space, the design's purpose is to open up the space. This is reflected in the building's curvature and interior design, creating the effect of spacious inviting classrooms, rather than traditional "boxes."
Biomedicum, Karolinska Institutet.
Traditionally, Karolinska Institutet was spread across many small buildings dating back to the 1930s. To consolidate the institute, C.F. Møller Architects designed Biomedicum in the early 2010s. The building is a massive 65,000m2 and accommodates both students and research institutions.
MIPIM Award - Best healthcare development, 2020.
Trikåfabriken (The Tricot Factory), an industrial property from 1926, has been converted into a sustainable office building. A timber section of 5-7 floors has been added to the already existing building. The renovated building now hosts 1200 workers. The renovation was designed by Tengbom Architecture.
The Classic Stockholm
There is still ample opportunity to visit and admire classic Stockholm, for example,
World Heritage Skogskykogården and the City Hall, both designed by Gunnar Asplund.
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