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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.

Gröna skrapan

  • 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

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