Something as unusual as centrally located rental apartments at a reasonable price is located on a hill with a view over Gothenburg. That is the result of an unusual project in which White has played the role of architect, project commissioner and property owner.
Vävskedsgatan is a small cul-de-sac in the urban district of Lunden, attractively situated just a few kilometres from the very centre of the city. Since 2004 there has been an apartment block here that combines strong architecture with good economics and green-thinking.
The building is unique in several ways, value-for-money homes in a central location, erected at relatively low cost, but with unusually high quality in both the architecture and homes’ ambience. Vävskedsgatan results from an innovative, unusual form of collaboration in which architect and builder jointly own the project.
It all started with White wanting to play an active role in the development, and to respond to the demand for centrally-located homes at a reasonable price. However, no building contractors wanted to invest. We then took the matter into our own hands and got the help of the FO Peterson & Söner Byggnads AB, the construction company. With two equal partners the building process was effective, target-oriented and committed.
The 28 apartments also show that a little single-site project involving local players can be competitive. The building costs stayed at SEK 16,000 /m² and 7,000 people registered an interest in living in the apartments. The depth of housing is , which produces area-efficient apartments. The façade is glazed and clad with black and yellow laminate sheets. The energy consumption is low, 80 kWh per m² and year, and there is also individual metering for both hot and cold water.10 meter
Among other things, the building won an award in 2005 as Construction of the Year and was also nominated for the Kasper Salin Prize in 2006.
- Client: KB Lunden (White och FO Peterson & Söner)
- Project Start/End: 2002-2005
- Completed: 2005
- Area/Size: 2 390 m² GTA
- Energy Use: 60 kWh/m²/year
- City: Göteborg
- Photographer/Illustrator: Henrik Zeitler
- Nominated for The Kasper Salin Prize 2006
- Nominated for the Stora Samhällsbyggarpriset 2005
- Best building in Gothenburg 2005 (Per and Alma Olsson's fund)
- Building of the Year 2005 (1 of 15 winners)
- Johan Lundin
- Dan Larsson
- Thomas Samuelson
- Kurt Hedberg
- Simon Svensson
- Nadja Lindhe