Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Architect: Danielsen Architecture A / S
Contractor: Einar Kornerup A / S
Sustainability rating: DGNB Gold
Location: Oslo, Norway
Architect: Kristin Jarmund Architects
Contractor: Vedal Entreprenør
Sustainability rating: BREEAM excellent
Location: Oslo, Norway
Architect: A-Lab architects
Sustainability rating: BREEAM-NOR EXCELLENT
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Architect: Wingårdhs architects
Sustainability rating: Miljöbyggnad nivå silver
Location: Drengsrudbekken, Norway
Architect: Arkitekterne as
Sustainability rating: BREEAM-NOR EXCELLENT
Turbinehuset // DGNB, Denmark
In Central Copenhagen you’ll find the office building Turbinehuset - nicely fitted into the neighborhood, with a restaurant and supermarket at street level.
The building is DGNB gold-certified and thus sustainable on many levels. The façade features red Rustica bricks and beautiful details with tombac covering at the window sections. The turbine house was conceived and designed by Danielsen Architecture in collaboration with Tetris, as a durable and well-thought-out office building - but is also in many ways a modern and flexible building.
Turbinehuset // DGNB
Danielsen Architecture A / S
RT 445 Rød/brun Patina
Einar Kornerup A / S
Copenhagen's Mayor of Culture and Leisure Carl Christian Ebbesen has awarded this building as a particularly beautiful building in Copenhagen.
“With Turbinehuset, Danielsen Architecture and Danielsen Spaceplanning have created a building that functions functionally, aesthetically and with a pronounced respect for Copenhagen's architectural heritage and city life. At the same time as Turbinehuset helps to elevate the neighborhood architecturally and lovingly greets the past, the building is an innovative office building that forms the framework for the modern workplace of the future in the middle of the city, where inspiration and job satisfaction have the best possible conditions. The turbine house meets high demands on flexibility, quality and aesthetics that people have come to expect from modern architecture and working environment.”
Fyrstikkalleen // BREEAM, Norway
This award-winning design consists of three sculptural office buildings, that forms a cohesive architectural complex with the shared philosophy to maximize light. At ground level a communal entrance with reception and cafeteria welcomes users with a huge wide-open space, while crisscrossing transparent bridges connect each of the three office blocks.
The significant angled corners of each block create a harmonic sense of invitation, that ensures full outsight for occupants and the maximum intake of daylight. Fyrstikkalleen is built with a focus on sustainable design and materials that meet energy class A specifications. The project has achieved a BREEAM excellent rating. Another focus area is allowing for flexibility – in order to accomodate evolving trends in office layout. The importance of communication, collaboration and random social encounters are important themes here.
Fyrstikkalleen // BREEAM
Kristin Jarmund Architects
RT 554 Eos
Eufemia // BREEAM, Norway
Smoked linear facing bricks on a massive office building in the heart of Oslo. Designed by A-Lab Architects the new Eufemia office building is the latest addition of impressive office buildings, located between Barcode and the Medieval Park.
The Eufemia project has achieved a BREEAM-NOR EXCELLENT sustainability rating.
Eufemia // BREEAM
RT 155 Ultima
Located in the heart of Stockholm. Basaren is a masterpiece of both architecture and engineering, where two oval forms resonate through the entire design and construction of these exclusive city apartments. This building is particular unique because of its façade of transparent masonry, which is made possible by the Carlsberg-system. The devil is in the detail, and this is no exception; each brick used for the transparent part of the brickwork has two extruded holes that matches the shape of the two towered-building. This requires extra structural support in wall elements, lintels and beams – but in turn provides a quiet synergy and gives the building a light and airy feel.
RT 542 Apollon
Miljöbyggnad nivå silver
Drengsrudbekken // BREEAM, Norway
A giant curve characterizes this modern office building in Drengsrudbekken, Norway. Standing on columns the building’s masonry has an abundance of detail for a building of its size. Using different mortar colors creates a distinctive expression in collaboration with the bricks’ grey tones.
This project has a BREEAM-NOR EXCELLENT sustainability rating.
Drengsrudbekken // BREEAM
RT 546 Attika
Block of apartment building in three different brick colours with each its distinctive expression. Matching colours and exciting masonry in the façade make these city apartments blend in an architectural sense, despite the different colours.
Hidemark & Stintzing Arkitekter
RT 475 Bari
RT 575 Fusion
RT 571 Fusion
Miljöbyggnad nivå silver
Munktellstaden is centrally located in Eskilstuna by rushing waterways, bridges, and islets. The place offers industrial history as well as sports activities, cultural events, good food, exciting museums, education, innovative business, and hotels. A new residential area and new district, Norra Munktellstaden, has emerged where, among others, Magnolia Fastigheter has built several constructions of both tenancies and condominiums.
In the planning work of the current project, Magnolia Fastigheter worked together with the architectural firm Hidemark & Stintzing Arkitekter, which works with both new production and older cultural-historical environments.
Magnolia Bostad's overall goal and requirements are to environmentally certify all buildings, according to at least Miljöbyggnad Silver. Regarding materials and products, these are carefully evaluated from a life cycle perspective to ensure that they do not pose any environmental or health risks either to the residents or to those who work with production. In the current project, it was decided right from the start that the facade material would at least 70% consist of brick or plaster. The choice fell on bricks.
Jacob Hidemark SAR / MSA and Gustav Vrang SAR / MSA talk about the project and what the concept of sustainability means to them.
The Norra Munktellstaden project in Eskilstuna was an exciting project. As an architect, it is very good to work with a client who puts sustainability and sustainable material choices first. Choosing bricks was thus an obvious choice both for us architects and for Magnolia Bostäder's project manager. We also started from the architecture in Eskilstuna, where bricks are prominent in many of the city's facades.
"As an architect, it is very good to work with a client who puts sustainability and sustainable material choices first."
To reinforce the feeling that the house bodies are different individuals who stand for themselves and become personal, we chose different colours on the brick and different colours on the joints. After Randers Tegel delivered many test boards with different bricks and different colours on the joint, the choice finally fell on three joint colours and three types of bricks, RT475-Bari, RT575-Fusion, and RT571-Fusion. We also chose to work with different types of pattern masonry, such as copper in standing joints and cantilevers in the street level of the facades to create an exciting expression in the facades. The colour choice for the windows was also important. Because some windows got a dark colour and others a white colour on the window frames, the personality of the house bodies is further strengthened. To avoid getting a feeling that the houses were moving away from the street, we let the stairs from the apartments to the north go down to the sidewalk. Thanks to this, we connected the street with the houses and achieved a Brooklyn feeling… albeit in Eskilstuna vintage.
Choosing brick as a facade material has many advantages. We think that a brick facade gives a feeling that the houses are solid and lavish and that in turn gives a social sustainability. You want to both live in and preserve a solid building for future generations. In our Scandinavian climate, with its colour scale, which during large parts of the year goes in grey, brick is also a good choice of facade material as it with its colour scales blends well into the landscape and counteracts the "grey ash". This is very difficult to create with other facade materials such as concrete or sheet metal. Brick also becomes more beautiful over the years with its patina and lively expression, which it can take a hundred years to achieve.
"In our Scandinavian climate with its colour scale, which during large parts of the year goes in grey, brick is also a good choice of facade material as it with its colour scales blends well into the landscape and counteracts the "grey ash". This is very difficult to create with other facade materials such as concrete or sheet metal."
Sustainability is in focus and from 2022, all new construction will be environmentally declared. Then clients and architects must choose materials so that the right score in the various certification models is achieved. Sometimes it can be a weighting of all choices to achieve the right score. Since it is the construction of the entire frame and façade that determines how long the building lasts, without the costly and energy-intensive maintenance required, this weighs heavily and this is where the focus on material selection should be placed. We think this is important so that we build both beautiful and climate-smart for future generations to live in.
"Since it is the construction of the entire frame and façade that determines how long the building lasts, without costly and energy-intensive maintenance, this weighs heavily and this is where the focus on material selection should be placed."
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