Gothenburg’s new landmark – climate-smart office building
Gothenburg’s greenest office building was inaugurated in February 2011, although the first tenants moved in back in October 2010.
At Skanska, we have decided to be the leading green project development and construction company. The climate-smart Gröna Skrapan office building is confirmation that we are on the right path.
Gröna Skrapan is the first office building in the Nordic region to receive the highest environmental certification, Platinum, according to the international LEED environmental rating system. The building is also classed as an EU GreenBuilding, meaning that the energy requirement is at least 25 percent lower than prevailing energy requirements.
Demand for premises is considerable. Henrik Ahnström, Project Manager at Skanska, explains that while climate change and energy issues weigh heavily in the selection of office premises, work environment is the most important.
“Gröna Skrapan has an excellent work environment and I think this is high on the agenda of tenants. Working in functional premises keeps you fit and healthy, and this can be attained by constructing a green building.
With its distinguishing architecture and a 60-meter-high tower, Gröna Skrapan has become a new landmark of Gothenburg. Two lower buildings flank the 16-story building, which together comprise a total of 16,000 square meters of attractive office floor space. The green double glazing curls like a snake around façade and not only gives the building character, but is also energy efficient and environmentally sound.
Gröna Skrapan is located in Gårda, an office park situated in central Gothenburg. The location couldn’t be better, with five minutes to the central station, a quarter of an hour to Landvetter airport and immediate proximity to the E20 and E6 expressways.