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VÄRTAVERKET KVV8

Helena Glantz
Assignment Manager

Helena Glantz

Process Manager & Partner
Architect SAR/MSA

+46 (0)704 869 122 / helena@urbandesign.se

Team: Erik Jarlöv, Meri Serra, Maja Knochenhauer, Ricard Aronsson, Louise Rangmark, Karin Ask, Anders Ohlin, Stig Bengtsson

Project Information

Client
Stockholm Exergi
Location
Hjorthagen, Stockholm
Status
Completed 2016
Photographer
Mikael Olsson & Robin Hayes
Collaboration
Gottlieb Paludan & Land Arkitektur
Awards
Wienerberger Brick Award 2018 – Gold Medal American Architecture Prize 2017 – The Ceramic Prize 2017 – Finalist of MIPIM Awards 2017 – “Best Industrial & Logistic Development” and “Best Innovative Green Building” – Nominated to Helgopriset 2019 – Nominated to The Year´s Best Building in Stockholm 2018

This project was the result of a first-place finish in an invited competition for a biofueled, combined heat and power plant initiated by a public-private partnership between the city of Stockholm and the energy company, Fortum. Our design is meant to reflect a proud civic building that expresses its role in a modern, environmentally friendly and sustainable energy system. At the same the building is located in an historically sensitive area with expanding working and housing areas around it, and the building’s scale and materiality were used as architectural tools to make the building “a good neighbor. This is done primarily by the stepped massing of the building and a rounded façade structure composed of specially made vertical terracotta elements that wrap the prosaic functional structure. The terra cotta material is in keeping with the existing older brick buildings in the area.