Thomas Sandell, sandellsandberg arkitekter
Fisksätra Folkets Hus’s distinct exterior appearance was achieved by utilizing GreenCoat Pro BT in a warm Silver Fir Green color, which complements the orange brick buildings of Fisksätra and its surroundings.
What is the inspiration for this project?
The inspiration for Fisksätra Folkets Hus comes from both tents and the nomad’s way of life. Since it was meant to be on the site provisionally, we made a design that is similar to tents and other temporary structures. For example, the unique triangular windows resemble the opening of a tent when you pull away the drapes, which opens up the space and makes it appear longer than it actually is.
What were the challenges you had to overcome when designing Fisksätra?
One of the challenges was social sustainability. The new Fisksätra Folkets Hus is located near the commuter train station, and is designed to attract people of all ages and backgrounds. Our aim was to create a design that would be popular among the numerous children who live in the area, a positive vibe and a sense that a change is coming – a change that is good for the community.
With the exterior cladding being such a central element for Fisksätra, why did you choose GreenCoat® color coated steel over other materials?
We wanted a distinct, but playful expression and looked for a durable material that would be suitable for both the walls and roof. The façade and roof are completely cladded by a sinusoidal profiled color coated steel which creates a contrast to the otherwise colorful district and goes well with the neighboring houses.
To what extent did sustainability play a role in the design and construction of Fisksätra?
Since the building was meant to be provisional, it was important to use an environmentally friendly material that could be reused. We think that GreenCoat® is at the forefront when it comes to premium building products that are sustainable and reduces the environmental footprint significantly.
Why did you choose the Silver Fir Green color for the façade?
We utilized the Silver Fir Green color because we wanted to give the façade an element of playfulness. Since we wanted to create a house inspired by tents, we looked for a formable material reminiscent of fabric. The eye-catching green color creates a beautiful contrast to the vibrant district and goes well with the neighboring orange apartment buildings.
Do you have more projects where GreenCoat® is being or will be used?
Sandellsandberg have designed a new residential area named Aktern 1 in Lindö, Norrköping, which is a good example of where GreenCoat® steel is likely to be used.
PROJECT: FISKSÄTRA FOLKETS HUS, NACKA/STOCKHOLM
PRODUCT: GREENCOAT PRO BT
TARGET: CREATE A DISTINCT AND PLAYFUL BUILDING EMBRACING SOCIALLY USING SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS
COLOR: SILVER FIR GREEN, RR 5J3 / SS0975
ARCHITECT: SANDELLSANDBERG ARKITEKTER, STOCKHOLM
CONTRACTOR: STENA FASTIGHETER, SWEDEN
ROOFER: KEMBEL TAK & FASAD PLATSLAGERI AB, SWEDEN
PHOTOS FISKSÄTRA FOLKETS HUS:
COPYRIGHT: STENA FASTIGHETER / PIXPROVIDER