Transportation to the kind of remote sites we are considering is a main challenge. Bad weather is another one. Therefore we have designed Skýli as an assembly kit. The speed and ease of assembly is crucial.
Skýli means shelter in Icelandic and that’s what it's all about. Skýli will offer a fantastic stay in almost any weather condition.
For us at Utopia Architects, it is always important to find and work with materials that are sustainable, durable and have a great look. We found all of these qualities in GreenCoat® steel. The great variations in temperature between the summer and winter seasons also demanded a metal product with the lowest thermal expansion, so for us it was a very easy decision to choose GreenCoat® steel.
GreenCoat® steel from SSAB has a very small CO2-footprint, which is a key feature in our eyes. And of course, knowing that the fossil oil based solvents in the paint have been replaced by Swedish rapeseed oil makes it even better.
Skýli will be built in sensitive locations and we wanted the color to have a natural feel to it, but also to be visible from a distance and have an identity of its own.
One example is a residential building in the city of Norrköping, Sweden. This building will be covered with a steel façade of different colors. Since it will be built with one part in the river connected to the Baltic Sea, we need a material that can withstand strong humidity. GreenCoat® steel is a perfect choice.
It is a great honor and we are very happy that the jury has seen the qualities that we have worked so hard to achieve for this project. We will keep our fingers crossed.
PROJECT: SKÝLI TREKKING CABIN
PRODUCT: GREENCOAT PURAL BT
TARGET: BUILD A DURABLE TREKKING CABIN IN THE MOUNTAINS WITH A STRONG SUSTAINABLE ANGLE.
COLOR: SKÝLI BLUE, RR4J8 / SS0501
ARCHITECT: UTOPIA ARKITEKTER, STOCKHOLM
PHOTOS SKÝLI: UTOPIA ARKITEKTER, STOCKHOLM