Flat Iron Building / Rosenbergs Arkitekter

  • 01:00 - 24 October, 2012
© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

© Åke E:son Lindman © Åke E:son Lindman © Tord-Rikard Söderström © Tord-Rikard Söderström +13

From the architect. The building is divided into two blocks and is built in conjunction with an extensive renovation in the Norra Bantorget area. In the same block there is a residential building that, with the aid of the office building, is noise and risk protected from the adjacent railway yard.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

Concrete elements were a prerequisite for the project. Because of the proximity to the railway tracks, fast construction and high security were needed after completion.

© Åke E:son Lindman
© Åke E:son Lindman

The façade is designed using three main approaches:

  • Concrete elements in bonds to avoid stacked impression.
  • Additional seams are created on the façade to further enhance this effect and to reduce the scale of the concrete elements.
  • Window panes flush with the concrete. A layer of single glass acts as an outer third pane to a smaller double paned window. In this way the façade also acquires larger window openings, in contrast to the concrete.

© Tord-Rikard Söderström
© Tord-Rikard Söderström
© Tord-Rikard Söderström
© Tord-Rikard Söderström

Flat Iron Building has been certified at the gold level in the international environmental certification system, LEED.

© Tord-Rikard Söderström
© Tord-Rikard Söderström

The building has been awarded the Betongindustrins arkitekturpris (Concrete Product Industry’s architecture prize), as well as a nomination for Stockholm Building of the Year.

Courtesy of Rosenbergs Arkitekter
Courtesy of Rosenbergs Arkitekter
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