Energimyndigheten

Waste not, want not! At the bustling new office of Energimyndigheten, 73% of the furniture has a history in the agency’s previous space, but has been given a second life in a wholly new interior concept that promotes happiness at work.

Promoting creativity and motion

When the Swedish Energy Agency in Eskilstuna, Sweden, moved into new premises it took the opportunity to think afresh. While preserving the legacy of the space, an old foundry, with clearly visible traces and marks from a bygone era, the agency needed a more efficient office space promoting creativity and motion for a healthy work environment. The answer was to push the space into the 21st Century, transforming it into an office with different zones and characteristics with playfulness as a prominent theme.

An activity path snakes through the office and lets workers embark on a journey where they can activate the body or host a walk-and-talk meeting.

Client: Energimyndigheten
Location: Eskilstuna, Sweden
Status: Completed 2017
Area: 5,300 sqm
Visuals: Emil Fagander

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Re-use has been a major part of the project; 73% of the furniture in the new space has a history in the agency’s previous space, but has been given a second life in a wholly new interior concept. That's something we're really proud of.
Elin Rooth, Lead Interior architect

How do you create a workplace that can support the 350 staff when all onsite, while ensuring it is still bustling when a large portion of the very flexible workforce is working from other locations? The solution was a hybrid office, offering a variety of spaces such as quiet rooms, common areas and open-plan office landscapes in different zones, that everyone has the choice to move between throughout the day.

Throughout the building is a route of activities such as a climbing wall, gymnastics rings, a swing and lounge areas that snake through the office and let workers embark on a journey where they can work out, take a break or host a walk-and-talk meeting.

Re-use has been a major part of the project; 73% of the furniture in the new space has a history in the agency’s previous space, but has been given a second life in a wholly new interior concept.

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Elin Rooth

Elin Rooth

Interior architect

Stockholm

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