Elderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg

Elderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg

Elderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg - Windows, Beam, Facade, Glass, Column, Deck, PatioElderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg - Countertop, Chair, Kitchen, SinkElderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg - Windows, FacadeElderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg - Image 5 of 14+ 14

  • Area Area of this architecture project Area :  5500
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year :  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs :Max Plunger
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers :  Ströher, Alucobond, GlasLindberg, Strängbetong
  • Team : Sanna Taune, Andreas Nordström, Charlotte Fredriksson, Saki Azodi, Iselin Marie Johansen, Martin Kraft
  • Client : Skanska
  • Architects In Charge : Lena Viterstedt, Ola Kjellander
  • City : Växjö
  • Country : Sweden
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Elderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg - Windows, Facade
© Max Plunger

Text description provided by the architects. The elderly care is a part of the city block Skärvet, which is the starting point of Bäckaslöv, a new urban district in Växjö being developed along the railway connecting the city centre to the lake Norra Bergundasjön. The L- shaped building is the first phase and the cornerstone of the city block, offering mixed forms of tenure around a spacious, shared courtyard.

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Model

Common areas with good light conditions
The layout organisation is based on arranging all common and neutral areas into a central hub with individual departments located in each respective wing. The core of each department is its dining and living room, an open space reaching from façade to façade. Its large windows and tall ceiling heights provide great daylight conditions.

Elderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg - Countertop, Chair, Kitchen, Sink
© Max Plunger
Plan
Elderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg - Image 9 of 14
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Spaces for social interaction
The common functions comprise an assembly hall, a conservatory, physiotherapy facility and a greenhouse on the rooftop with a view over the shared courtyard and the green recreation space.

Elderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg - Windows, Beam, Facade, Glass, Column, Deck, Patio
© Max Plunger

Lively façades
The design and configuration are strongly linked to the construction process. The variation in the façade is rationally achieved by using more joints than façade elements and by combining four sections of different types of tile patterns. The overall design thus resembles a textile pattern or a crocheted table cloth. Entrances, windows and roofs are accentuated by copper-coloured metal sheets, adding warmer tones. The building is designed to achieve LEED Platinum certificate and Skanska’s top level environmental classification.

Elderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg - Image 5 of 14
© Max Plunger
Elderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg - Windows, Brick, Facade
© Max Plunger

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Address:Växjö, Sweden

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Cite: "Elderly Care Skärvet / Kjellander Sjöberg" 28 Nov 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/884368/elderly-care-skarvet-kjellander-plus-sjoberg-architects> ISSN 0719-8884

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