Award-winning building in central Gothenburg, Skanska’s new office building Gröna Skrapan projects 60 character-filled metres up into the air. One of the first office buildings in Scandinavia to have gained the very highest level of certification, LEED Platinum.
The name Gröna Skrapan comes from the fact that the building has high eco-ambitions. It is one of the first office buildings in Scandinavia to have gained the very highest level of certification, LEED Platinum, having among many other things 25% lower energy use than is required for Sweden’s National Board for Housing, Building and Planning [Boverket] standards.
Skanska’s desire for its a new office building was that it should take advantage of the site’s unique advertising location alongside the motorway. The new building also had to satisfy the requirements that eco-aware tenants currently have for design, location and environment.
We took a firm grip architecturally even in its competition proposal with a 16-storey high-rise building with a very strong design.
The assignment stretched from the parallel assignment and design of the detailed plan and building documentation, right up to the furnishing of public areas and landscape planning. A high degree of prefabrication shortened the construction periods.
Openness and attractive meeting places were created, indoors as well as outdoors, to support a more modern way of working with an efficient use of office-space. Outdoors, hard surfaces were balanced with inviting green spaces and trees in planters. The ground cover was designed in a simple pattern of grey and black, picking up on the idiom of the façades.
- Client: Skanska
- Project Start/End: 2009-2011
- Completed: 2011
- City: Göteborg
- Photographer/Illustrator: Åke E:son Lindman
- Åke Johansson - ansvarig arkitekt
- Anna Ekholm
- Johan Rydell
- Gunnar Kjellerstedt
- Mikael Larsson
- Anna Rydelius von Hall
- Elisabeth Rosenlund - inredning
- Lena Osvalds - landskap