Overall, the winning proposal is an elaborate building which is able to meet Växjö’s requirements and intentions of a sustainable future throughout.” – We are extremely proud to design a building for the future in “Europe’s greenest city.” We have placed the public living room in the centre of both City Hall and the station, creating a space that unites travellers, visitors to City Hall and local residents under one roof, says Klara Frosterud, Lead Architect at White.
The 14,000 m2 wooden structure will be a new focal point in the middle of the city.
– White Arkitekter has been very active in issues regarding sustainability through the knowledge and passionate engagement of our employees, who have contributed considerably to sustainable solutions.
Thanks to our position as the third largest architectural practice in Europe, we can make an impact.
The entrances intertwine elegantly in the interior, creating ‘Växjö’s living room’, a beautiful vertical wooden room that connects all the building’s different levels …I am very committed to understanding how we can meet tomorrow’s challenges and regard myself as a Swedish ambassador exporting our knowledge and experience to the rest of the world. secret de kostenlos Hagen What is White’s role in contributing to a better society? Our role as architects and urban planners is really about long term and sustainable thinking.Our work is research focused and our expertise encompasses architecture, urban design, landscape architecture and interior design.For nearly two decades, White has invested in establishing a unique research-based organisation of highly qualified experts in the field of sustainable design.
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This new ‘living room’ is open, welcoming everyone from teenage girls and senior citizens to municipal employees and visitors.The building also creates a new silhouette in the city.We work across disciplines, which means we work in teams with a varied set of expertise and competences.Also, we have a strong initiative in research, collaboration and education which contributes to development, both for our clients and ourselves.The design minimises the use of building materials and waste, leading to reduced environmental impact and a faster construction process.
The project sees White continue its successful collaboration with Oslo-based structural engineering company Florian Kosche, which specialises in wooden structures.In an anonymous competition with five international teams, White was the jury’s unanimous choice.The jury stated: “The proposal presents a coherent and characterful building with a strong expression, a new silhouette and a new landmark for Växjö …– Växjö’s identity is reflected in our choice of materials; glass and wood, and in the smart and sustainable technical solutions.Our goal has been to create a building at the forefront of development in sustainable construction as well as to achieve the highest Swedish environment certification.